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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 Cautions Against Paid Prioritization

April 17, 2018

In comments submitted to the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) urged lawmakers to view broadband access as a social determinant of health, warranting a more nuanced approach to managing Internet traffic through tiered pricing, known as paid prioritization.

AMIA Applauds Omnibus Funding Bill

March 22, 2018

AMIA applauds the bipartisan work of Congress to deliver a comprehensive funding bill that will enable data-driven discovery and accelerate healthcare’s transformation through informatics. By fully funding ONC, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, and by providing a $3 billion boost to the NIH, this spending package makes good on the promises articulated […]

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 […]

AMIA Letter in Support of NQF Health IT Safety Committee Draft Report

January 11, 2016

On January 11, 2016, AMIA submitted comments to the National Qualify Forum’s Health IT Safety Committee, supporting the framework and newly-developed domains to measure the safety and safe use of health IT.  Numerous AMIA members participated in this effort, and AMIA believes these measures should serve as a foundation for […]