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HIPAA Must Better Promote Information Sharing, Urges AMIA

February 12, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals highlight opportunities to update HIPAA in an age of digital healthcare delivery(BETHESDA, MD) — In comments submitted today to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recommended that the Office ensure that HIPAA both
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AMIA Supports "Everybody has Responsibilities Campaign"

February 4, 2019
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, AMIA President and CEO:AMIA and the informatics community support the “Everybody has Responsibilities” campaign, which highlights the ongoing need to ensure the safety and safe use of health IT.As articulated in our Health IT Safety Policy
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AMIA Calls on HHS to Decouple Clinical Documentation and Administrative Requirements

January 29, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals highlight opportunities to leverage informatics tools and methodologies to reduce provider documentation burdenIn comments submitted yesterday to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recommended that the
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AMIA Calls for Better Integration of Clinical Research and Care Delivery

January 16, 2019
Nation’s health and biomedical informatics professionals announce 2019 initiative to build on these recommendations and better operationalize scientific discovery for patient careThe U.S. must accelerate efforts to better align clinical research and clinical care to optimize our national investment in health information technology, according to a new paper from the
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AMIA Supports New NIH Data Policy, Encourages Phased Implementation

December 12, 2018
Nation’s biomedical and health informatics experts want more thorough evaluation of grant applications’ data plansIn comments submitted earlier this week, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) supported an expansive update to a 2003 National Institutes of Health (NIH) data sharing policy. The organization of biomedical and health informatics experts recommended
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HIPAA Modernization Needed, Experts Say

December 5, 2018
AMIA, AHIMA issue joint recommendations to modernize document-centric HIPAA for data-centric world(WASHINGTON, DC) — Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, said experts from American Medical Informatics Association
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AMIA Seeks Harmonization of Data Privacy Policies

November 9, 2018
In comments filed last week, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) encouraged the Trump administration to closely examine both HIPAA and the Common Rule and develop an explicit goal to harmonize “health sector” and “consumer sector” data privacy policies. The nation’s leaders in health informatics and data health science cautioned
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Inaugural Class of AMIA Fellows Announced

October 31, 2018
New Fellows recognized for excellence in the use of informatics in practiceThe American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced today the inaugural class of 130 Fellows into the newly established FAMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program – a new program meant to recognize AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within
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AMIA Urges Administration to Proceed with Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan, Invest Further in AI Research

October 30, 2018
In comments filed last week, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) strongly encouraged the Trump administration to leverage an existing strategy on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development (AI R&D), rather than begin from scratch. The nation’s leaders in health informatics and health data science also emphasized a need for federal
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AMIA Announces Doctoral Dissertation Award Winners

October 22, 2018
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Doctoral Dissertation Award. The winners will be recognized at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium, taking place Nov. 3 – 7, in San Francisco, and will present their doctoral work in a semi-plenary session at the meeting.The

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