AMIA and JAMIA in the News

  • Researchers Create Powerful New Method To Analyze Genetic Data
    MediLexicon
    June 14, 2012

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed a powerful visual analytical approach to explore genetic data, enabling scientists to identify novel patterns of information that could be crucial to human health.

    The method, which combines three different "bipartite visual representations" of genetic information, is described in an article to appear in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The work won a distinguished paper award when it was presented at the AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics in March 2012.

  • Demographics, not practice setting, predict doctor tech use
    Bob Cook
    American Medical News
    June 11, 2012

    To find which physicians are most active on social media and other places online, one study says don’t look at the doctor’s specialty or practice setting.

    The most consistent predictors of whether physicians used seven Internet-based communication technologies was whether the doctors were young, male and had teaching hospital privileges, according to a study posted online May 25 on the website of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

  • Are You an Old or New Era Hospital Leader?
    Sabrina Rodak
    Becker's Hospital Review
    May 31, 2012

    With the healthcare industry moving towards accountable care, pay-for-performance models, increased quality demands and population health management, hospitals and health systems are experiencing a revolution. The multiple changes in the industry — not only in philosophy but in regulations — require changes in healthcare leaders. To be successful, hospital and health system leaders will need to be collaborative, transparent and flexible.

  • Researchers from Center for Studying Health System Change Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of Science
    Pharmacy Choice
    May 18, 2012

    Investigators discuss in "Transmitting and processing electronic prescriptions: experiences of physician practices and pharmacies" new findings in Science. "Objective A core feature of e-prescribing is the electronic exchange of prescription data between physician practices and pharmacies, which can potentially improve the efficiency of the prescribing process and reduce medication errors. Barriers to implementing this feature exist, but they are not well understood," scientists in Washington, District of Columbia report (see also Science).

  • EHR Vendor Contract Controversy Persists
    Bonnie Darves, iHealthBeat Contributing Reporter
    iHealthBeat
    May 7, 2012

    Like many industries that evolve in a somewhat unregulated marketplace, health IT has enjoyed a bit of a Wild West existence, albeit within a highly competitive environment. The scene is changing. Products' merits and their pivotal position within the care delivery system -- particularly with regard to patient safety -- face increasing scrutiny, as quality improvement advocates, policymakers and even the health IT community press for more transparency and, potentially, regulation.   

  • How Can Health Care Create Knowledge out of Information?
    Information Management
    May 4, 2012

    Announced in March as the new president of AMIA (formerly the American Medical Informatics Association), he is taking over a post usually held by a high-level academic researcher. While Fickensher has done his share of that sort of thing, his career has been unusually diverse, including long tenures in family practice, health system administration, and consulting.

  • Public health informatics are another area of opportunity for physicians
    ACP Internist
    May 3, 2012

    Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a ceremony at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing their Public Health Informatics Fellowship being recognized as a Registered Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor (DOL). This potentially sets the stage for public health informaticians to become a DOL standard occupational code, which means they would appear in DOL labor statistics.

  • Burning Ring of Data
    Elizabeth Gardner
    Health Data Management
    April 30, 2012

    Announced in March as the new president of AMIA (formerly the American Medical Informatics Association), he is taking over a post usually held by a high-level academic researcher. While Fickensher has done his share of that sort of thing, his career has been unusually diverse, including long tenures in family practice, health system administration, and consulting.

  • AMIA and Philips to host Webinar on Decision Support for Mechanical Ventilation
    April 5, 2012

    AMIA and Philips Healthcare are hosting their third free CDS webinar event entitled: “Decision Support for Mechanical Ventilation,” at 1 pm (EDT), Wednesday, April 18, presented by Dr. Adam Seiver, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Philips Hospital Respiratory Care. The webinar series is hosted by Dr. Joe Frassica, Philips’ chief medical information officer and senior consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

  • Deloitte-AMIA Announce Industry Maturity Survey
    March 22, 2012
    AMIA is pleased to announce the launch of The 2012 Deloitte-AMIA Health Informatics Industry Maturity Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the maturity of health informatics in the life sciences, provider and payer sectors of the healthcare industry.
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