• ACMI Fellowship

    ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

ACMI 2021 Fellows Nominations and Elections

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Who may nominate and vote: all ACMI fellows may nominate regardless of membership status. ACMI Fellows who are current on their dues for both ACMI and AMIA may vote in the FACMI elections.

How to nominate:

  • Review the nominating requirements on this page
  • Complete a new online nomination form for each candidate in the application software
  • Your AMIA login will not work in the application software. If you are new to the software, create an account and proceed with your nomination. If you are unsure if you have an account, use the password retrieval tool to confirm that you do not have an account. For questions, contact Michelle Martin at michelle@amia.org or 301-657-5915.

Important Dates:

Call for nominations open: May 24
Deadline for nominations: July 7
Second nominator deadline: July 14
FACMI voting open: August 24
Deadline for voting: Monday, September 24
FACMI notifications to nominators: October
FACMI 2021 Class Induction: 2021 AMIA Annual Symposium, San Diego

Recognize Leaders in Biomedical Informatics

One of the most important member responsibilities of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) is the annual election of new fellows. The objectives of ACMI Membership are:

  • to recognize expertise in biomedical informatics
  • to designate the experts in biomedical informatics to others
  • to convene a community to promote biomedical informatics
  • to participate in projects that advance the field
  • to cultivate leadership for growth of the field

How the College Defines Biomedical Informatics

The College defines biomedical informatics broadly to include all aspects of health care and biomedicine: allied health, the biological sciences, clinical practice, education, health care facilities, health services research, librarianship, nursing, public health, and other related disciplines. Informatics is also used broadly to include such foundational areas as: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, communication science, computer science, engineering, evaluation and assessment, imaging and signal analysis, simulation and modeling, standards development, systems and organizations, and visualization.

Nominating Requirements

Consideration should be given to those individuals who have demonstrated major contributions in biomedical informatics; have achieved national or international recognition in the field; and who are committed to advancing the charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes of the College.

The successful candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Mid-career (at minimum)
  • 10 years (at minimum) of documented, sustained contributions to biomedical informatics

Contributions to the Field

The primary criterion for election to the College should be their contribution to our field. Contributions may be of several different forms, with the most important ones being defined below. An individual should have made significant contributions in at least one, and preferably more than one of the following areas of excellence:

  • Publication/promulgation of seminal ideas that have influenced the field in a significant way on a national/international basis.
  • Excellence in research in biomedical informatics as evidenced by numerous grants, publication in refereed national or international journals, and subsequent use of research findings by others. The influence of the work on outside institutions beyond the individual's home institution is critical.
  • The development of important technical innovations, including standards and policies that have been widely used in the field.
  • Production of useful and influential applications. Again, the influence of the work on institutions other than the individual's own organization is considered critical. The development of a good application, which is implemented or used only in a single institution, would not generally be sufficient to qualify an individual for election to fellowship.
  • Excellence in education and training of informaticians as evidenced by the number of former students who have become productive contributors to the field.
  • Excellence in administration, management, or policy development that has led to increased visibility and funding for the field, or to the development of significant initiatives or applications.
  • Excellence in enterprise-wide responsibilities (e.g., NIH program, CMIO or CIO, Director/Senior/VP of private sector, nongovernmental or professional societies) that has led to national/international initiatives or changes.

The following contributions should be considered when evaluating an individual’s total contributions, but will not, in and of themselves, be considered sufficient reason for nomination or election:

  • Significant contributions to the professional organizations in the field, e.g., AMIA and its predecessors, AMIA meetings, i.e., Annual Symposium and Informatics Summit.
  • Promotion of biomedical informatics within professional organizations in other fields.

Nominee Selection for the Ballot

The ACMI Elections and Nominations Committee will rate the candidates based on the provided information. Final nominations chosen based upon the distribution of scores will be placed on the ballot along with their nomination package and respective Proposers’ Statement. The ACMI Executive Committee makes the final decision on maximum number of votes that can be cast. Voting is conducted via electronic ballot.

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