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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 24

December 6, 2021
Top News ONC Publishes Write-Back API Workshop Report Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published its summary report of a virtual workshop held earlier this year to discuss stakeholder knowledge, current usage, potential use cases, and lessons learned on “write-back” API technology. In
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 23

November 23, 2021
AMIA is saddened to hear of the passing of Virginia K. Saba. Virginia was an early leader in emerging technologies in nursing and healthcare, and was a mentor to many. Her contributions to nursing informatics have made a lasting impact on patient care. Our thoughts are with Virginia's family and
Informatics News

Automated Online Triage System Helps Determine COVID Severity: Study

November 15, 2021
There is a "huge need for an accurate triage tool," and this is a "good beginning," Theresa Cullen, MD, FAMIA, American Medical Informatics Association board member and public health director from Pima County, Arizona, said when asked to comment on the study. Read the full article
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 22

November 1, 2021
Top News Infrastructure Vote Delayed Again, as White House Releases Updated ‘Build Back Better’ Framework Last Thursday, the House of Representatives once again delayed the vote on the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as House progressives continued their pledge to vote it down if it is not accompanied by
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 21

October 18, 2021
Top News Biden Set to Nominate Califf to Again Lead FDA The White House is reportedly in the process of vetting former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner (FDA) Dr. Robert Califf to become the agency's leader once again. Califf had previously headed the agency in the last year of the
Member News

92 Fellows to be Inducted into American Medical Informatics Association

October 5, 2021
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the 2022 class of 92 Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA) in the FAMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program – a program meant to recognize AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who
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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 20

October 4, 2021
Top News Congress Avoids Government Shutdown, as Infrastructure and Reconciliation Talks Continue The House and Senate voted last Thursday to approve a short-term government funding bill that keeps federal agencies funded at current levels through December 3 and holds off a partial government shutdown; President Biden signed the bill later
President's Message

Announcing AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium Virtual Day

October 1, 2021
Dear AMIA Members, It is hard to believe we are just a few weeks out from our first live AMIA meeting since 2019. We hope to see many of you at the AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium in San Diego. We continue to carefully monitor updates on new cases and the
Member News, Press Release

4 Named Distinguished Fellows of the American College of Medical Informatics

September 30, 2021
The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) have named four Distinguished Fellows who will be presented with their awards at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2021 Annual Symposium. This recognition program began in 2020 and aims to recognize senior Fellows who have made significant and sustained contributions
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11 Fellows to be Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics

September 28, 2021
Following their recent election, 11 new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on Oct. 31 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2021 Annual Symposium. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical