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AMIA Announces 2020 Signature Award and Leadership Award Recipients

October 12, 2020
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 2020 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. The leaders will be presented with their awards at the AMIA
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AMIA Urges FTC to Expand Purview of Health Breach Notification Rule

August 24, 2020
Nation’s clinical informatics experts urge FTC to address ‘data syphoning’ phenomenon, while noting inability of consumers to report data breaches. In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recommended the agency subject username/password information to its Health Breach Notification (HBN) Rule and expand
President's Message

Update from July 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

August 12, 2020
I hope you are well. To maintain transparency between AMIA leadership and the AMIA membership, I would like to provide a brief update about what is happening at AMIA. There are a few key items I would like to report to you from our Board of Directors meeting last month
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Op-ed: An Open Letter from the American Medical Informatics Association and the American College of Medical Informatics Regarding the Availability and Use of Public Health Data During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 21, 2020
The United States is a global leader in health care. When we face national and global threats to our public’s health, our most important defense is the fortitude and resilience of the American people, and the incredible ingenuity of our scientific experts – powered by data and information. Just as
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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
President's Message

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