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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
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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
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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
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AMIA Statement on Racism

June 3, 2020
AMIA is an organization of more than 5,500 members who improve and advance health care every day as researchers, physicians, nurses, public health professionals, scientists. There is no place in our nation for racism and racial inequities. We know our community is hurting. There is a broken system in place
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AMIA Statement on ONC Rule

April 22, 2020
A statement by AMIA Board Chair Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI: AMIA commends ONC for its thoughtful approach to ensuring that vital policies proceed on a timeline that reflects the ongoing difficulties of combating COVID-19. Given the size, severity, and scope of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the strain
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Announcing: AMIA 2020 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference

March 27, 2020
After careful consideration and based on the growing outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., we are shifting our live AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC) to a virtual meeting. We know that many of our members and attendees work in health care environments, and are directly impacted and involved
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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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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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