Public Policy

AMIA recognizes that involvement in public policy, government relations, and advocacy campaigns at the national level is essential to the success of our overall mission.

Public Policy

Serving as a primary voice for biomedical and health informatics, AMIA recognizes that involvement in public policy, government relations, and advocacy campaigns at the national level is essential to the success of our overall mission: to transform healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

In coordination with its members, AMIA works with key decision-makers, policy-makers and other health stakeholders to help shape public policies that effectively address today's ongoing biomedical and health informatics issues. These issues vary from year to year, but in general include the following: ensuring availability of a trained informatics workforce, protecting funding for core biomedical and health informatics research and training programs and services, and guiding sound implementation of health information technology (IT).

AMIA recognizes that many members are interested and engaged in public policy issues. Below readers will find links to AMIA's major policy related activities.