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To improve health in the United States and globally, we’re engaging with policymakers and other thought leaders to holistically improve health and healthcare with use of informatics’ science, research and practice. By engaging directly with legislators and providing access to global innovation events, AMIA is devoted to being the go-to thought leader and convener for the field.

AMIA Public Policy exists to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  We engage both Congress and the Federal Agencies on a spectrum of policy issues meant to optimize care delivery & care experience, improve population and public health, and advance biomedical research through the collection, analysis and application of information.

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Occupational Codes for Clinical Informatics

AMIA has been advocating for the Standard Occupational Code (SOC) Classification System to include a unique code relevant to medical informatics for a decade.

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Public Policy News

AMIA 2022 Policy Year-in-Review

December 31, 2022
Regulatory Comments National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFI on Proposed Updates and Long-Term Considerations for the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Health and Human Services (HHS) RFI on Electronic Prior Authorization Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) United States Core
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AHIMA, AMIA, EHRA Release Preliminary Report About Operationalization of the Definition of Electronic Health Information

September 20, 2021
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) announced today the release of a preliminary report that examines key issues related to the operationalization of the definitions of electronic health information (EHI) and designated record set (DRS). How
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AMIA 2021 ARPA-H Statement from Gretchen Purcell Jackson

August 11, 2021
Dr. Collins, thank you for the opportunity to provide our ideas and perspectives on this important and exciting endeavor. I am Gretchen Purcell Jackson, Vice President and Chief Health and Science Officer at IBM Watson Health, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt
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AMIA Urges FTC to Expand Purview of Health Breach Notification Rule

August 24, 2020
Nation’s clinical informatics experts urge FTC to address ‘data syphoning’ phenomenon, while noting inability of consumers to report data breaches. In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recommended the agency subject username/password information to its Health Breach Notification (HBN) Rule and expand
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AMIA Calls on ONC to ‘Flip the Paradigm’ of Data Access with Cures Act Implementation

May 23, 2019
Nation’s clinical informatics professionals also urge ONC to protect patient privacy and security in emerging API-driven environment (BETHESDA, MD) — In comments submitted to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) applauded ONC on its thoughtful and faithful translation of
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AMIA Supports Goals of ONC Trusted Exchange Framework, New Data Policy

February 21, 2018
Informatics Professionals See Potential for New Paradigm for Our National Health IT Infrastructure (BETHESDA, MD) – In a pair of comments filed today with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) supports the federal government goals to harmonize network-to-network exchange and

Washington Download

AMIA’s Washington Download is a biweekly newsletter for health informatics policy news and information. It highlights the conversations and activities driving the health policy agenda in Washington, D.C.

Health Policy Informatics Forum

AMIA members may access the Health Policy Informatics Forum (HIPF) discussion group on AMIA Connect.

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