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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).

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Developing Consent Language for Research Using Digital Health Technologies

December 11, 2023

See AMIA’s comments to NIH responding to their request for information (RFI) on developing consent language for research using digital health technologies. The comments were required to be submitted via a structured form. AMIA’s comments focused on consent language being being accessible, particularly for those not immersed in technology jargon.

25x5 Policy Reforms to Reduce Documentation Burden

October 20, 2023

It is 25x5’s stance that the below policy reforms are imperative to reducing onerous and redundant documentation burden, which is imperative to maintain the healthcare workforce and improve patient access to necessary medical care.

25x5 is a Task Force within the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) that works to reduce […]

25x5 Recommendations to Reform Prior Authorization

October 20, 2023

It is 25x5’s position that prior authorization must be eliminated to reduce the required onerous documentation needed to support it, maintain the healthcare workforce, and improve patient access to necessary medical care. Prior authorization (PA) is a process used by health insurance companies, including Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, requiring clinicians […]

AMIA Supports Letter on Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023

October 17, 2023

AMIA, along with 170 organizations, signed on in support of the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 and encouraging both chambers of Congress to pass the bill. Attached are each of the letters to House and Senate leadership. 

AMIA's Comments on the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory Annual Update

October 5, 2023

AMIA appreciates ONC’s efforts to solicit feedback on the 2023 Interoperability Standards Advisory in preparation for the tenth annual reference edition. Overall, AMIA encourages ONC to ensure that all stakeholders are consulted to broaden the of range and address interoperability needs in Health IT. AMIA recognizes and values ONC’s thorough […]

AMIA's Recommendations for ONC's USCDI v5 Draft

September 20, 2023
AMIA appreciates ONC’s efforts to solicit feedback on data collection for future iterations of USCDI. AMIA reflected on USCDI v4 final version to recommend edits to USCDI v5 draft anticipated to be released in January 2024. Below are the Data Classes and Elements AMIA provided feedback.

FTC Health Breach Notification Rule

August 1, 2023

Generally, AMIA encourages FTC to ensure that HBNR and HIPAA are aligned such that there are no gaps in regulation over the covered entities and other non-covered entities that work with PHR; to align definitions with other agencies, including the definition of PHR; and to provide clarity around whether a […]

Health Data Privacy Statement

July 13, 2023
AMIA’s leadership and staff consistently value and prioritize health data privacy through our country’s ever-changing healthcare landscape. In 2020, AMIA published a set of Policy Principles, which details our stance on the need for health and healthcare data privacy as follows: