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AMIA’s goal is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  The primary pathway through which AMIA achieves this goal is by engaging Federal Agencies and Congress on public calls for input, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) or Request for Information (RFIs).  Below, AMIA responses are arranged by Federal Agency and Congressional Committee.

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AMIA Urges Congress to Improve National Data-Driven Public Health Surveillance Ecosystem

July 7, 2020

In response to a Senate HELP Committee white paper on preparing for the next pandemic, AMIA made several suggestions on ways Congress can improve the nation’s data-driven public health surveillance ecosystem. AMIA urged Congress to address limited connectivity between health care systems and public health systems for better surveillance and […]

AMIA and Pew Letter to ONC on 21st Century Cures EHR Reporting Measures

December 14, 2017

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is supposed to implement an EHR reporting program. However, recent budget proposals would cut ONC’s funding – something ONC officials have said would prevent them from fully implementing this safety provision. The Cures Act […]

AMIA Calls on Lawmakers to Support Students in Tax Reform

December 12, 2017

In a letter sent to the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means committees, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) urged leadership to abandon potential tax reform provisions that would count graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income.

Statement on the Improving Health Information Technology Act of 2015 Legislation

February 9, 2016

The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, M.D., PhD., FACP, FACMI, President and CEO, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

AMIA appreciates the work and bipartisanship demonstrated by Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the entire HELP Committee in crafting the Improving Health Information Technology Act of 2015 […]

Testimony of Thomas H. Payne, AMIA Board Chair-elect and EHR 2020 Task Force to the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee

June 9, 2015

On June 10, 2015 Dr. Thomas H. Payne, AMIA Board Chair-elect provided testimony to the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, identifying near-term actions Congress should take to improve health IT interoperability and promote health information exchange.  Dr. Payne’s testimony summarized the recently published EHR 2020 Task Force […]

AMIA Testifies before ONC's Privacy & Security Tiger Team

December 9, 2010

AMIA’s testimony examines patient data matching before ONC’s Privacy & Security Tiger Team. AMIA's Brad Malin discusses some concerns of the accuracy in patient matching and the implications of misidentified data in patient care and biomedical research, which could lead to false match or false non-match.

Letter to Chairman Stark regarding HR 1467

September 18, 2008

Joint AMIA/AHIMA letter to Chairman Stark regarding including provisions of HR 1467, the "10,000 Trained by 2010 Act," in HR 6898, the "Health-e Information Technology Act."