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AMIA Statement on AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit Cancellation

March 7, 2020
Today, after careful consideration and based on recent reports from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are announcing the cancellation of the AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit, which is scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas, March 23-26. Our
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Clinical Informatics Community of Practice Update

February 3, 2020
As the AMIA Board Chair, I am honored and privileged to represent your community and your needs to the AMIA Board. Clinical informatics is an integral piece of our profession, and I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to transform healthcare through the advancement of
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Welcome Message from AMIA Board Chair, Patti Dykes

January 16, 2020
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new Board Chair. For those who don’t know me, my name is Patti Dykes, and I am honored and privileged to represent you, the AMIA membership. As you know, informatics is a dynamic field. We all came to informatics
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AMIA: NIH Misses Mark on Data Sharing Proposals

January 13, 2020
Nation’s health informatics experts urge NIH to dramatically revise draft data management and sharing policy to maximize the value of scientific dataBETHESDA, MD – Last week the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) warned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that its proposed data management and sharing policy would be detrimental
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AMIA Supports Updated FDA CDS Draft Guidance, but Seeks Additional Clarity

January 9, 2020
Nation’s clinical informatics experts urge FDA to take further steps to understand what kinds of CDS are currently used and planned for development across healthcare delivery organizations.On December 26, AMIA offered comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) second iteration of its guidance for regulating clinical decision support
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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 FHIR In 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
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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