Reports and Fact Sheets

AMIA reports and fact sheets contain concise analyses or summaries of discussions, findings, or issues on a particular policy topic or AMIA program initiative.

Reports

April 16, 2013

by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)

December 20, 2010

As part of efforts to improve healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare costs, the U.S. has invested considerable resources in health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records (EHRs). The unprecedented availability of funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

October 6, 2008

The purpose of this document is to introduce a model for potential use across various health and allied health disciplines and to guide education and training for individuals working with EHR.

January 1, 2008

As professional groups representing experts in medical computing, classification and terminology development and application, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) share a concern for current US practices. Accordingly,...

January 1, 2008

AMIA and AHIMA hosted a November 2005 summit in Washington, DC, to review and clarify the issues and develop initial strategies to address work force challenges related to EHRs and a nationwide health information infrastructure. A broad representation of industry stakeholders from academia,...

Fact Sheets

April 14, 2011

Biomedical and health informatics applies principles of computer and information science to the advancement of life sciences research, health professions education, public health, and patient care. This multidisciplinary and integrative field focuses on health information technologies (HIT), and...

April 14, 2011

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) encompasses a variety of approaches to provide clinicians, staff, patients, and other concerned individuals with timely, relevant information that can improve decision making, prevent errors, and enhance health and health care. CDS tools and interventions include...

April 14, 2011

The health sector is engaged in a wide-scale implementation of interoperable health and communications technology and information systems to support clinical care and health information exchange. There is a critical need to increase and broaden the pool of workers who can help organizations...

April 14, 2011

Use of clinical information can improve the quality of health care experiences for individuals, expand knowledge about disease and treatment and prevention, improve understanding about the effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems, aid businesses in meeting the needs of their employees...

April 14, 2011

Increasing numbers of organizations are implementing health information and communication technology (HIT) or are transitioning to more robust information systems that include computer-based order entry and clinical decision support. There are mounting pressures and incentives to deploy and use...