Mission and History
AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas. AMIA actively supports five domains:
- Translational Bioinformatics
- Clinical Research Informatics
- Clinical Informatics
- Consumer Health Informatics
- Public Health Informatics
AMIA's program and services are centered around core purposes to:
- advance the science of informatics
- promote the education of informatics
- assure that health information technology is used most effectively to promote health and health care
- advance the profession of informatics
- provide services for our members such as networking and opportunities for professional development.
AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is a professional scientific association that was formed by the merger of three organizations in 1989: the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI); the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI); and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC).
For more than 35 years, members of AMIA and its honorific college, ACMI, have sponsored meetings, education, policy, and research programs. AMIA continues to gain influence as the authoritative voice in the growing field of informatics through the individual and collective efforts of its members, who continue to drive thought leadership, and research and practice in their respective disciplines.