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An Open Letter from the American Medical Informatics Association and the American College of Medical Informatics Regarding Public Health Reporting Deficiencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 19, 2020
As the number of Americans infected with the novel coronavirus edges closer to 100,000 per day, we must draw attention to a fundamental deficiency in our collective response to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2: Policymakers at all levels of government – from local to state to federal – lack even the
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Announcing the AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium

June 30, 2020
After thoughtfully considering many different options and ideas, AMIA has made the decision to shift our live AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium to a virtual event. We know that many of our members and attendees work in health care environments and are directly impacted and involved in COVID-19 relief efforts. We
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Announcing: AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium

June 30, 2020
After thoughtfully considering many different options and ideas, AMIA has made the decision to shift our live AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium to a virtual event. We know that many of our members and attendees work in health care environments and are directly impacted and involved in COVID-19 relief efforts. We

Announcing the AMIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

June 19, 2020
In the passing weeks, I have heard from many of you expressing urgent concerns about systemic racism in our society. I have heard your calls for a change in America, our informatics community, and our health care system. AMIA shares your concerns and your sense of urgency. We agree we
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AMIA Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

June 19, 2020
This member-led initiative will guide the upcoming 2020-2025 Strategic PlanThe American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of the AMIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force to advise AMIA on specific, actionable steps to further address matters of racial diversity, equity and inclusion. The
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AMIA Statement on Racism

June 3, 2020
AMIA is an organization of more than 5,500 members who improve and advance health care every day as researchers, physicians, nurses, public health professionals, scientists. There is no place in our nation for racism and racial inequities. We know our community is hurting. There is a broken system in place
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AMIA Statement on Racism

June 3, 2020
AMIA is an organization of more than 5,500 members who improve and advance health care every day as researchers, physicians, nurses, public health professionals, scientists. There is no place in our nation for racism and racial inequities. We know our community is hurting. There is a broken system in place
President's Message

Recognizing Our Nurses

May 11, 2020
As the world and our lives continue to adapt with these challenging times, I want to take this opportunity to recognize a subset of the AMIA family, many of whom are working on the front lines of this pandemic: our nurses. In celebration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale
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AMIA Statement on ONC Rule

April 22, 2020
A statement by AMIA Board Chair Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI: AMIA commends ONC for its thoughtful approach to ensuring that vital policies proceed on a timeline that reflects the ongoing difficulties of combating COVID-19. Given the size, severity, and scope of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the strain
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April 2020 Update

April 13, 2020
I hope you are well in these challenging times. I am proud to lead a community demonstrating that data produced across the healthcare spectrum are the driving force of innovation and critical advancements. Many of us are working on the front lines of this pandemic – treating patients, working in