AMIA and JAMIA in the News

  • New AMIA Chief Focuses on Real-World Medicine
    Neil Versel
    Information Week
    March 20, 2012

    AMIA, formerly known as the American Medical Informatics Association, has gone outside its traditional realm of academia in choosing a new president and CEO. The Bethesda, Md.-based organization representing healthcare informatics professionals has hired Dr. Kevin M. Fickenscher from the consulting world to be its new chief executive.

  • Fixing Electronic Data Capture
    David Yeager
    For The Record, Vol. 24 No. 5 P. 20
    March 12, 2012

    Most healthcare industry experts agree that EHRs can be vehicles for gathering immense amounts of data. For healthcare as a whole, that’s good. For clinical care providers themselves, maybe not so much.

    An electronic documentation tide is threatening to swamp clinical care providers. Because of their proximity to patients, doctors, nurses, and other clinical care staff are being asked to do something they probably didn’t envision when they decided to join the medical field: collect data for billing, regulatory compliance, and other ancillary purposes.

  • User Unfriendly
    Health Data Management
    February 1, 2012

    As long as there have been electronic health records, clinicians have complained that they're difficult to use. These cries have often been dismissed as resistance to modern technology-ironic considering that the complainers are perfectly comfortable using robots to perform bypass surgery, zapping tumors with proton beams, or mapping brain activity with functional MRIs.

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  • Innovations in Nursing Informatics
    Advance for Long-Term Care Management
    January 9, 2012

    Once considered an "emerging" specialty, nursing informatics is today one of the most dynamic domains within the discipline of nursing.

    At the crossroads of technology and patient care stand the nurses who have chosen nursing informatics (NI) as their specialty.

    NI is the specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.

  • Clinical Decision Support and Benefits of Early Warning Scoring Systems
    December 21, 2011

    Webinar: Wednesday, January 25th at 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    This is the second presentation in the ongoing series on Clinical Decision support hosted by Philips Healthcare CMIO, Joseph Frassica, MD.

  • Congrats to the Class of 2013
    Richard Quinn
    The Hospitalist
    December 7, 2011

    Clinical informatics, the principle of blending health information technology (HIT) with patient care, is going mainstream. The subspecialty, popular in hospitalist circles, is scheduled to offer board certification following its recent approval by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The first examination will be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine and could be held as early as fall 2012, with certificates awarded early in 2013.

  • AMIA Plans to Promote Informatics Certification for Nonphysician Staff
    November 30, 2011
  • AMIA Board Acknowledges Ted Shortliffe's Leadership Role
    November 7, 2011

    The AMIA Board would like to acknowledge Ted Shortliffe for his superb service as AMIA President and CEO. Ted took over the leadership of AMIA in 2009. Having Ted at the helm has been truly a gift for AMIA. Ted brought to the role the perspectives of over 4 decades of informatics experience, much of it in leadership positions and spanning research, clinical and administrative activities. Ted was one of the founders of AMIA and he had served in many leadership roles previously at the organization.

  • Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2 - Healthcare - Mobile & Wireless
    Daily Me
    October 31, 2011

    One of my recent columns outlined problems with the Food and Drug Administration's proposed rules on mobile medical applications[1]. Evidently, I'm not the only one with concerns.

    Evidently, I'm not the only one with concerns. The American Medical Informatics Association[2] recently issued a statement in which it questioned...

  • AAN recognizes six nurse informaticians with nursing fellowship
    The Medical News
    October 31, 2011

    Six nurse informaticians, all leaders in the area of nursing known as nursing informatics, were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) as Fellows, Saturday evening, Oct. ...and best practices. The new Fellows are all members of AMIA, the professional association for informatics professionals a community of health...

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