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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 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 […]

AMIA Supports Draft Federal Data Strategy

July 31, 2018

AMIA sent a set of recommendations to the federal government last week, commenting on its Draft Federal Data Strategy, largely supporting the Strategy and identifying ways it could help federal agencies improve data sharing and data availability for research and other supplemental purposes.

AMIA Offers Input on Health IT Safety Considerations

July 11, 2018

In response to an FDA request for input, AMIA developed a preliminary review of relevant research into the specific benefits and risks to health associated with software functions that the 21st Century Cures Act excluded from the definition of medical device. While some health IT applications to healthcare delivery have […]

AMIA Pushes for Informatics Representation on Potential HHS Workgroup

July 11, 2018

In response to an HHS request for information on the creation of a new Healthcare Sector Innovation and Investment Workgroup, AMIA strongly recommended the inclusion of representatives of the health informatics community. Additionally, AMIA called for HHS to orient the Workgroup towards innovating and investing in areas that are strategically […]

AMIA Provides FDA Lit Review on Risk and Benefits of Medical Software

June 28, 2018

AMIA responded to an FDA request for input with a preliminary review of relevant research into the specific benefits and risks to health associated with software functions that the 21st Century Cures Act excluded from the definition of medical device. While some health IT applications to healthcare delivery have unambiguously […]