About AMIA

AMIA is the professional home of leading informaticians: clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology.

AMIA® (the American Medical Informatics Association®) is the center of action for more than 5,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

What is Informatics?

The science of informatics drives innovation that is defining future approaches to information and knowledge management in biomedical research, clinical care, and public health.

As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA members play a leading role in:

  • moving basic research findings from bench to bedside;
  • evaluating interventions across communities;
  • assessing the impact of health innovations on health policy; and
  • advancing the field of informatics.

Frequently Asked Questions

  Who are AMIA’s members?

AMIA members are subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy. Individual members include:

  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
  • Researchers and educators
  • Biomedical and health science librarians
  • Advanced students pursuing a career in informatics
  • Scientists and developers
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Consultants and industry professionals

AMIA also welcomes Corporate Members, and academic institutions as members of its Academic Forum. Additional information on members and membership benefits.

  What kinds of educational programs does AMIA offer?

AMIA offers live educational programs, hosts annual conferences, and e-learning. These activities are designed by members and offered through the calendar year appealing to the spectrum of health professionals represented by AMIA.

AMIA meetings are widely regarded as the world’s most comprehensive meetings on biomedical and health informatics, providing a broad range of sessions on timely topics of informatics. Additional information on meetings and events.

AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Board Review Course is an examination preparation program to assist physicians in becoming certified in the subspecialty of clinical informatics.

AMIA's distance learning program, called '10 X 10' is geared towards training the next generation of informatics leaders. These online training courses are conducted in collaboration with key academic partners in the biomedical and health informatics education community. AMIA also offers webinars and collaborative activities with several professional associations. Additional information on 10x10 courses or webinars.

Many activities come with continuing education credit. AMIA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and often provides credit for other professionals.

  Does AMIA have a Career Center?

Yes, the AMIA Career Center is a venue provided to members of the biomedical and health informatics community. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Career Center.

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