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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 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 […]

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 […]

Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)

July 7, 2014

AMIA Comments on Proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for Health Information Technology Report

On behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request. AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics and is dedicated to […]

AMIA participates in Coalition for an Informed Patient Identity Integrity Solution

November 29, 2011

Along with several other organizations, AMIA is participating in the Coalition for an Informed Patient Identity Integrity Solution. The Coalition is working to delete prohibiting language from the fiscal year 2012 Labor, HHS Appropriations bill, and to substitute language that would have HHS conduct a study of the health information […]

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.