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AMIA Announces Departure of President and CEO, Douglas B. Fridsma

January 3, 2020
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announces the departure of President and CEO Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, effective January 1, 2020. Fridsma had served in the role since 2014.“Doug’s leadership as AMIA’s longest serving CEO over the past five years has resulted in significant positive impacts
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AMIA Calls for New Set of Reforms in ‘Cures 2.0’

December 16, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals offer several new areas where Congress can advance digital health and biomedical researchIn comments sent to Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) strongly supported the idea of a follow-up to the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures 2.0), while
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AMIA Calls on NIH to Fund FHIR R&D

November 21, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals tells NIH there are several ways to advance FHIRIn comments submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recommended that the institutes devote substantial resources to develop a strategy and a framework for FHIR research and development (R&D) to maximize
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AMIA Statement on NIH Data Sharing Policy

November 12, 2019
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, AMIA President and CEO, regarding the NIH Data Sharing Policy:With the private sector advancing data sharing and interoperability, AMIA is disappointed with the recently proposed NIH data sharing policy. This policy represents a step backwards at
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AMIA Announces 2019 Signature Award and Leadership Award Recipients

October 15, 2019
Informatics leaders recognized for accomplishments in practice and research, health policy, nursing informatics, visionary and transformative thought leadership, and significant scholarly contribution.The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is proud to announce the 2019 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. The leaders will receive their awards at the AMIA 2019 Annual
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Nine Fellows to be Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics

October 8, 2019
Following their recent election, nine new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 17 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium.AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and
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CMS Can Go Further in Addressing Documentation Burden, Leveraging New MIPS Participation Paradigm, AMIA Says

October 2, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals urges CMS to orient MVPs towards outcomes of interoperabilityIn comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) largely supported proposals to amend some documentation requirements and create a new participation pathway for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
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AMIA Statement on HIT Provider Group Letter to Senate HELP Committee

September 20, 2019
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, President and CEO, AMIA regarding a letter to the HELP Committee:The rules proposed by ONC are an important step towards empowering patients and improving interoperability. The use of more modern, more accurate standards and the widespread
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AMIA Statement on HIT Provider Group Letter to Senate Energy and Commerce Committee

September 20, 2019
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, President and CEO, AMIA regarding a letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee:The rules proposed by ONC are an important step towards empowering patients and improving interoperability. The use of more modern, more accurate standards and