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President's Message

AMIA Endorses ACMI Statement on Recent Supreme Court Ruling

July 7, 2022
I am pleased to share that the AMIA Board has voted to endorse the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) position statement on the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court Ruling, with minor modifications, as an AMIA position statement, which is available below. I am grateful for
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 12

July 6, 2022
Top News ARPA-H Passed the House of Representatives, now onto the Senate By a bipartisan vote of 336 to 85, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of ARPA-H Act on June 22 and will now go to the Senate for their consideration. Congressional authorization of ARPA-H will allow
President's Message

Special Message from AMIA Leaders - June 2022

June 28, 2022
Dear AMIA Community, The Supreme Court decision last Friday has stimulated a lot of thoughtful and passionate discussion in the AMIA communities. Many may be feeling overwhelmed, and many will need time to process and reflect. The decision to overturn the nearly fifty-year-old Roe v. Wade decision reminds us of
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 11

June 21, 2022
Top News House Energy and Commerce Discussion Draft – Data Privacy and Security The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a legislative hearing last week on a bipartisan, bicameral discussion draft of a comprehensive national data privacy and security bill released by House Energy
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 10

June 6, 2022
Top News HITAC Recommendations to Reform Electronic Prior Authorization ONC recently announced the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee's (HITAC) 13 recommendations for reform of the electronic prior authorization process. Topics include: Certified Health IT Capabilities to Support the Prior Authorization Workflow; Readiness of Implementation Guides to Support Functional Capabilities; Patient-Centered
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 9

May 23, 2022
Top News Registration Open: 2022 CMS & HL7 FHIR Connectathon The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will again bring stakeholders together for the HL7 FHIR Connectathon July 19-21; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. July 19: CMS and industry experts will provide policy updates with an emphasis on
President's Message

Announcing the AMIA Health System Membership

May 16, 2022
Dear AMIA Members, It’s hard to believe we’re moving through May! As we approach the AMIA 2022 Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC) in Houston next week, we would like to announce a new membership opportunity especially applicable to the audience of the CIC, the AMIA Health System Membership. AMIA’s Health System
Press Release

American Medical Informatics Association Leads Effort to Reduce Documentation Burden

May 10, 2022
ROCKVILLE, MD - The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is proud to announce leadership of AMIA 25x5 – an effort to reduce the U.S. clinical documentation burden. AMIA will advance the action plan and recommendations established in early 2021 by the 25x5 Symposium to Reduce Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 8

May 9, 2022
Top News HHS Secretary Transfers ARPA-H to NIH The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has transferred the administration of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this transfer, NIH may not subject ARPA-H to NIH
Member News

AMIA Temporary Data Freeze: May 6-12, 2022

May 4, 2022
Dear AMIA Community, We are upgrading our Association Management Software (AMS), and moving toward our final phase of implementation. We are planning a data freeze from May 6 – May 12. Please note, this will not impact your AMIA membership experience. You will continue to have access to your AMIA