Advance Registration Expires Today! Advance registration for AMIA’s Annual Symposium expires tonight at 11:59 pm ET. The cost to register increases $100 per person after midnight on the East Coast. Make your plans today if you haven’t already—come to the 35th Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. 100 sessions, 17 themes related to informatics, theater-style demonstrations, world-class networking, 24 pre Symposium hot topic tutorials, two keynote addresses, four late-breaking sessions. To register now, click here.
Program update: Much to everyone’s disappointment, earlier this week AMIA accepted regrets from HHS National Coordinator for HIT Farzad Mostashari, who reported that he will be unable to present the closing keynote due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. Revised content planning for the closing session is underway and will be announced in an upcoming edition of E-News, prior to the Symposium.
Be on the look-out next week for invitations to Corporate Roundtables at AMIA’s Annual Symposium, Oct. 22-26. These invitation-only break-out sessions are designed for AMIA’s most active members and are hosted by AMIA’s Corporate Members. The sessions provide invited attendees with the opportunity to give feedback on products and strategies for organizations like IMO, Deloitte and Rothman Healthcare. AMIA will provide breakfast, lunch or appetizers during these sessions, scheduled Monday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Oct. 26. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expert Faculty to Address Intellectual Property, Start-ups at AMIA 2011
Whether you’ve launched a venture or are considering next-generation opportunities, you may be in the market to benefit from the wisdom of others. If so, consider sitting in on Tutorial 01 titled, “Do You Believe in Angels? Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, and Early Stage Funding,” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Expert faculty include Dr. Travis Good of HISTalkMobile; Seth Watkins of Steptoe & Johnson and Duke University; and Whitney Winston of the U.S. International Trade Commission. The panel will cover the lifecycle of a start-up, practical examples of how to organize a business and identify capital, and case studies on intellectual property, patents and business risk. Above all, the experts will provide guidance on how to balance academic life, clinical practice and business administration. To view the AMIA 20011 Advance Program, click here.
Upcoming 10x10 Course Revamped with New Information Anyone who’s participated in a previous University of Minnesota School of Nursing 10x10 course may want to consider registering for the upcoming session as the program is completely new and updated. A generic overview of nursing and health informatics, and the specific application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area will be covered. Primarily, the course aims to focus on the analysis, modeling, standardization, development and deployment of the electronic health record, and safe exchange of patient data. The course examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health and healthcare in general. The instructor will discuss electronic health record issues, related ethical, legislative and political issues of informatics, and explore global and future informatics issues. The course begins Monday, Oct. 10.
Also available through the 10x10 program:
• 10x10 with OHSU begins Nov. 30.
• 10x10 with The Ohio State University: Clinical Research Informatics course begins Jan. 6, 2012.
Please click here to register for these courses, view course descriptions and view information on the course directors.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued draft guidance on Technical Evaluation, Testing and Validation of the Usability of Electronic Health Records (NISTIR 7804), and opened the document for public comment. The public comment period runs through Nov. 10. NIST's health IT Usability initiative is focused on establishing a framework that defines and assesses health IT usability. The goal of the research effort is to create a detailed specification of an objective, repeatable procedure for measuring and evaluating the usability of health IT systems. For details, click here.
BWF Launches Science-focused Career Development Pilot Project
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announced a new grant program to support a number of demonstration projects that will model affordable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers, and the potential for being affordably deployed at a larger scale. Awards will range from $30,000 to $50,000. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2012. For more information, click here.
Funding Opportunity: 2012 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the 2012 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards to support exceptionally innovative, high-risk, original and/or unconventional research, with up to $25 million total costs per year for a single project. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 12, 2012, with Letters of Intent due by Dec. 12, 2011. For complete information, click here.
Podcast: AMIA President Discusses Board-Certification of Clinical Informatics
AMIA President and CEO Ted Shortliffe produced a podcast last week with the AmericanEHR Partners on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ decision to recognize Clinical Informatics as a board-certified medical subspecialty. Hear the podcast by clicking here.
AMIA Member Selected as NQF Vice President for Health Information Technology
AMIA member and NIWG Working Group Chair Rosemary Kennedy was named Vice President for Health Information Technology this week by the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington. Dr. Kennedy joins NQF from Siemens Medical Solutions, where she served as Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for nearly seven years. In her spare time, she is volunteering as a member of the Organizing Committee for the upcoming International Nursing Informatics Congress—NI 2012—which takes place June 23-27, 2012 in Montreal. Congratulations to Rosemary! See the full NQF announcement here.
Whether you’re looking for a new position or a candidate to fill a vacancy, the AMIA Career Center can help you locate the most qualified personnel in informatics. With tens of thousands of page views every month, the AMIA Career Center is consistently one of the top three pages visited at AMIA.org. AMIA’s Career Center provides a popular and high-value marketplace within a multidisciplinary profession for both individuals and organizations. Visit the AMIA Career Center site to:
• Search for open positions.
• Post a resume (members only).
• Learn more about AMIA’s Mentorship Program.
• Post a position.
• Search AMIA’s resumes for potential job candidates.
Visit the New Member Hospitality Suite at AMIA 2001
The AMIA Membership Committee is sponsoring a New Member Hospitality suite at this year’s Annual Symposium on Monday, Oct. 24 from 8 - 10 pm. The New Member Hospitality suite provides a friendly, casual environment in which those who are new to AMIA can mingle and network with veteran members. What better way to maximize your exposure to AMIA’s great network of members than to meet them casually for free-flowing conversation in a low-stress environment? Come enjoy refreshments and the chance to win great prizes. For more information on other social venues at the Symposium, click here.