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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 Weighs-In on NIST Remote Patient Monitoring Project

December 21, 2018

In response to a Request for Information from the National Institute for Standards and Technology, AMIA recommended that a planned project to develop a reference architecture for remote patient monitoring utilize existing mobile infrastructures and available health IT standards, such as FHIR, to improve the likelihood of success.

AMIA Supports National Testing Collaborative for Health IT

December 20, 2018

In response to a Request for Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AMIA urged HHS officials to focus on narrow use cases, such as CDS or eCQMs, when conceptualizing a national collaborative for health IT testing. AMIA also outlined the pros/cons of focusing on CDS versus eCQMs […]

AMIA Supports New NIH Data Policy, Encourages Phased Implementation

December 8, 2018

In comments submitted to the NIH, AMIA supported an expansive update to its 2003 data sharing policy, recommending a phased approach to implement new data management and sharing requirements for NIH-funded research. It also noted that quality data management and sharing plans are prerequisite to the NIH’s goals of making […]

HIPAA Modernization Needed, Experts Say

December 5, 2018

Partnering with AHIMA, AMIA recommended that policymakers modernize HIPAA by either establishing a new term, “Health Data Set,” which includes all clinical, biomedical, and claims data maintained by a Covered Entity or Business Associate, or by revising the existing HIPAA “Designated Record Set” definition and require Certified Health IT to […]

AMIA Seeks Harmonization of Data Privacy Policies

November 9, 2018

In response to a Request for Comment from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, AMIA urged the administration to seek harmonization of federal data privacy policies, while also ensuring that consumer access to and control over his or her data be the baseline for its policies.

AMIA Supports CMS Efforts to Reduce Documentation Burden, Streamline MIPS

September 10, 2018

In response to the CMS CY2019 Physician Fee Schedule NPRM, AMIA applauded federal officials for aligning physician and hospital EHR requirements and advancing policies that further incentivize the adoption of health IT for patient care. AMIA also supported CMS efforts to reduce documentation burden through new options to use time […]

AMIA Supports Draft Federal Data Strategy

August 31, 2018

AMIA sent a set of recommendations to the federal government in late July, commenting on its Draft Federal Data Strategy. The nation’s health informatics professionals largely supported the Strategy, identifying ways it could help federal agencies improve data sharing and data availability for research and other supplemental purposes.

AMIA Offers Input to ONC on Information Blocking

August 6, 2018

The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, regarding a letter to ONC about information blocking:

Information blocking is the absence of interoperability, and there are numerous reasons why information may not flow as intended. Some of these reasons are technical, others for business […]