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The Washington Download - Vol. 6 Issue 19

September 20, 2021
Top News Cures 2.0 Sponsors Want to Establish ARPA-H by Year’s End House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee leaders say they hope to get Cures 2.0 passed by the end of the year, so that President Joe Biden’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) can get up and
Press Release, Public Policy News

AHIMA, AMIA, EHRA Release Preliminary Report About Operationalization of the Definition of Electronic Health Information

September 20, 2021
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) announced today the release of a preliminary report that examines key issues related to the operationalization of the definitions of electronic health information (EHI) and designated record set (DRS). How
Public Policy News

AMIA 2021 ARPA-H Statement from Gretchen Purcell Jackson

August 11, 2021
Dr. Collins, thank you for the opportunity to provide our ideas and perspectives on this important and exciting endeavor. I am Gretchen Purcell Jackson, Vice President and Chief Health and Science Officer at IBM Watson Health, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt
President's Message

July 2021 Update

July 6, 2021
I hope you are enjoying your summer. As we approach the holiday weekend, I would like to give a few updates since my last message, including an official welcome to our new CEO, Tanya Tolpegin, who started with AMIA June 21. As many of you know, we formed our Diversity
President's Message

2021 Annual Symposium Update

June 3, 2021
I hope you are well as we head into the summer months. As you know, we have been planning for a live AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium in San Diego with a live streaming track to enable virtual attendance. The AMIA Board of Directors held a special meeting last week to
Member News

Lehmann & Rudkin are PINA’s First Annual Award Winners

May 27, 2021
At the 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference, the Physicians in AMIA (PINA) Community presented their first annual awards during the "PINA Year in Review." Chris Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI, FIAHSI, of UT Southwestern, received the inaugural Physician Innovator of the Year award. Scott Rudkin, MD, MBA, of the University of
Press Release

AMIA Appoints Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, as New Chief Executive Officer

May 10, 2021
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the appointment of Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, as its new Chief Executive Officer.Tolpegin was unanimously approved by the AMIA Board of Directors. She will begin her role June 21. AMIA formed an Executive Search Committee in the summer of 2020 and partnered with
Member News

AMIA Mourns Tom Piemme

April 29, 2021
Thomas E. Piemme, MD, one of the founding leaders of the American College of Informatics (ACMI) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), passed away April 17, 2021, in Peoria, Ariz., near Phoenix. Tom taught at the University of Pittsburgh for some years before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1970
President's Message

AMIA Health Informatics Certification Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

April 23, 2021
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of April. Summer will be here before we know it! AMIA staff and member volunteers have been hard at work on initiatives and efforts to advance our strategic plan. We are pleased to formally announce the AMIA Health Informatics Certification
Member News

Fabbri, Gadd, and Wright Given Endowed Directorships at VUMC

March 25, 2021
The work of AMIA members Daniel Fabbri, PhD, Cynthia Gadd, PhD, MBA, MS, and Adam Wright, PhD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have earned the distinct privilege of being named as holders of endowed directorships. Fabbri was given the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) Directorship in Informatics Innovation. Gadd

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