AMIA e-News 1.10.13 - Kevin Johnson - D&I PAR Webinar - CIS Certification - DOL Credentials Forum
January 10, 2013
January 2013 VOL 5 ISSUE 1
Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FACMI, is the newest Face of AMIA
“Since the first time I thought about being a physician, I was aware of the challenge physicians had managing all the information they needed to do a good job. … I think it’s going to be very important for our field to have a new generation of leaders who are going to be able to continue to evolve health care using information technology and using decision making.”
Joseph Kannry, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center Enterprise Davis Award
AMIA member, Joseph Kannry, MD, Lead Technical Informaticist, Epic Clinical Transformation Group, is a proud team member from Mount Sinai Medical Center, organizational recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. The Mount Sinai Hospital, is a 1,171-bed tertiary and quaternary care teaching facility. In 2011, nearly 60,000 people were treated and with approximately 1M million outpatient visits. Read case studies.
“I was a member of that team from the beginning of the project through now. As a long time Clinical Informatician I was able to bring Informatics science into the project wherever it was needed most. It was truly a team effort and I was proud to be a part of it,” said Kannry. He is also the Chair, AMIA Clinical Information System Working Group.
Ross Martin, MD, MHA, named AMIA Vice President of Corporate Relations and Business Development
Dr. Martin joined the AMIA headquarters staff in mid-December. A long time AMIA member, Dr. Martin was a Specialist Leader for Deloitte Consulting and led the Deloitte-AMIA Health Informatics Industry Maturity Survey project. He brings both corporate and consulting experience from years with Pfizer and Bearing Point. Dr. Martin will support the Industry Advisory Committee activities and broaden AMIA connections in industry, government and nonprofit arenas. Congratulate him by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-697-3077.
The first examination for certification in the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics will be offered from October 7-18, 2013. The American Board of Preventive Medicine confirmed that it will be a one-day, multiple choice examination administered at Pearson VUE Professional Centers throughout the United States and several International sites.
The online application will be available from March 1, 2013 through June 1, 2013 on the ABPM website at www.theabpm.org.
Announcements about the AMIA in-person course dates and cities will be released in February 2013.
Candidates interested Certification and the AMIA CIS-Prep Program, may also want to consider taking a 10x10 Virtual Course prior to the October exam.
10x10 Virtual Courses January 2013
Kickstart your virtual learning for 2013 with the following 10x10 courses that are completely online! Earn CME/CEs. Register for any course. Excellent optional prep courses to help candidates refresh prior to the AMIA Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Certification Exam Preparation Program.
Space still available in all classes. (Started January 7)
Clinical Research Informatics course – The Ohio State University Description.
Pharmacogenomics course – Stanford University Description.
Nursing Informatics course – University of Minnesota School of Nursing Description.
January 28 – Survey of the Field of Health Informatics, Kansas University Medical Center. Description.
March 12 – The Role of IT in Healthcare Delivery, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Description.
Webinar Jan. 31: Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research PARs
Topic: The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research PARs which are supported by 14 NIH institutes, as well as the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, are being re-issued. This webinar addresses the changes and is an opportunity for discussion among interested investigators. Ask questions and discuss issues related to the application process and re-issued program announcements.
Speakers: Dr. David Chambers, Ross Brownson, Chair of the NIH D&I Research in Health Study Section, will be on the webinar to reflect on the review process. Questions contact Peyton Purcell, email@example.com
Date: Thursday, January 31, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
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Credits are available for AMIA 2012. Attendance earns 27.75 credits. Tutorial and Pre-symposia-only attendees earn 3, 6 and/or 9 credits.
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AMIA Collaborates with AcademyHealth:
National Health Policy Conference
AMIA is partnering with AcademyHealth to convene two special sessions at the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), Washington, February, 4-5, 2013. AMIA is helping develop a plenary session entitled “Health Information Technology and National Health Policy Moving Forward” and a breakout session on EHR Usability. More information. The conference convenes administration officials, congressional leaders, clinicians, and industry executives who will share their insights on the 2013 policy agenda and how it translates to care.
CHIME-HIMSS 2012 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year - James Turnbull, FHIMSS has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award. Turnbull is Chief Information Officer at the University of Utah Health Care (UUHC).
JAMIA Student Editorial Board Applications Due February 15
JAMIA is seeking applications from biomedical informatics trainees for positions on the Student Editorial Board (SEB). Details about this program may be found in a published editorial in JAMIA. A goal of the program is to improve all of these skills through experience and mentorship, and several full JAMIA Editorial Board members initially served as SEB members during their training. More information on amia.org.
Direct questions via email to Michael F. Chiang, MD, JAMIA Assistant Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send application before February 15, 2013 via email email@example.com.
Health care policy and delivery have changed considerably in the ten years since NQF endorsed its first performance measures, and the American health care system is at a crossroads. This year’s conference will focus on the future of performance measurement, capturing the experiences of those who contribute to each domain.
Preventive Medicine 2013, the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine. The meeting will present state-of-the art research and innovations in four major areas: Population Health Practice, Clinical Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Practice, Technology and Informatics; and Medical Quality.
CMS, ONC Revise Final Rules for Meaningful Use 2 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT once again have issued changes to the final rules implementing Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program. PDF download. Large file, not recommended for mobile viewing.
Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3. The Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) has issued a request for comment on MU Stage 3. Comments are due to ONC by January 14. AMIA’s Public Policy Committee conducted a webinar as part of ongoing activities to obtain member input to AMIA’s formal response. Members may also submit their own comments directly to ONC.
2013 Health Data Palooza IV Submission Portal Open The submission portal for participating in the 2013 Health Datapalooza IV, June 3-4, 2013, is now open. Deadline for submission of materials for consideration to be a speaker or an exhibitor is April 5, 2013.
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