American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Hosts of MedInfo 2004 and MedInfo’86
IMIA Society Representative
Dr. James Cimino
Dr. Cimino is an Inaugural Fellow of IAHSI
IMIA Nursing Informatics Representative
Dr. Wilson is an IAHSI Fellow, Class of 2020
AMIA members support an array of U.S. government grant projects in informatics, including:
- DNA sequencing analysis (to better understand mutations);
- disease and health, and;
- electronic health records.
AMIA members also play leading roles in:
- moving basic research findings from bench to bedside;
- evaluating interventions across communities;
- assessing the impact of health innovations on health policy; and
- advancing the field of informatics.
AMIA and its honorific college, the American College of Medical Informatics, have sponsored meetings, education, policy and research programs. The U.S. federal government frequently calls upon AMIA as a source of informed, unbiased opinions on policy issues related to the national health information infrastructure, uses and protection of personal health information, and public health considerations, among others.
AMIA and its members are transforming health care through trusted science, education, and practice of informatics.
AMIA Membership Categories
AMIA members encompass an interdisciplinary and diverse group of individuals and organizations that represent approximately 65 countries. Individual members include:
- Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
- Researchers and educators
- Advanced students pursuing a career in informatics
- Scientists and developers
- Government officials and policy makers
- Consultants and industry representatives
- Standards developers
Visit AMIA online at www.amia.org
AMIA Meetings and Educational Opportunities
AMIA holds four meetings per year – the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, the Health Policy Conference, iHealth, and the Annual Symposium, the premier scientific meetings for new research and development in biomedical and health informatics. Our education, training and academic related opportunities are unmatched; we continue to develop new programs and services to serve our growing community.
AMIA 10×10 Program
The AMIA 10×10 utilizes curricular content from existing informatics training programs and other AMIA educational initiatives with a special emphasis toward programs with a proven track record in distance learning. AMIA’s 10×10 program involves participants developing solutions to problems in real-world settings (ideally their own) guided by established informatics principles. Participants are exposed to a set of competencies that upon completion will enable them to serve as champions in their local hospitals, outpatient offices and clinics, and other health care settings to provide relevant informatics input into health information technology projects.
AMIA Job Exchange
The AMIA Job Exchange can help you connect with motivated informatics job seekers and find valuable employees to fill a position in your organization. Success requires working with the leaders in biomedical and health informatics and the job exchange connects you with potential job candidates and prospective employers.
For more on any of these AMIA programs, visit the AMIA Web site at www.amia.org