Working Group Awards

AMIA Working Groups issue several research awards presented at AMIA annual meetings. Working group awards are sponsored by a Working Group and approved by the AMIA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Diana Forsythe Award

Honors either a peer-reviewed AMIA paper published in the Proceedings of the Annual Symposium or peer-reviewed article published in JAMIA or other journals publishing medical informatics-related content that best exemplifies the spirit and scholarship of Diana Forsythe’s work at the intersection of informatics and social sciences with a cash prize. Selection is determined by a sub-committee of the AMIA Awards Committee and the AMIA People and Organizational Issues Working Group, with the award presented annually at the AMIA Annual Symposium.

Current and past winners
  • 2020 - Electronic health records implementation in Morocco: Challenges of silo efforts and recommendations for improvements, Rachida Park, Quinnipiac University; Rolf T. Wigand, Arizona State University; Mohammed Bennani Othmanic, Zine Serhier, Hassan II University of Casablanca Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy; Omar Bouhaddoud, InnoVet Health (IMJI, September 2019)

  • 2019 - Anglicization of hospital information systems: Managing diversity alongside particularity (Int J Med Inform), Hajar Mozaffar, University of Edinburgh Business School

  • 2018 - Technology Meets Tradition: The Perceived Impact of the Introduction of Information and Communication Technology on Ward Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit. J. Plumb (Int J Med Inform. 2017 September)

  • 2017 - The Hidden Lives of Nurses’ Cognitive Artifacts, Jacquelyn W. Blaz et al, published in Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI)

  • 2016 - Varpio, Lara et al. 2015, “The EHR and Building the Patient’s Story: A Qualitative Investigation of How EHR use Obstructs a Vital Clinical Activity”; International Journal of Medical Informatics; 84(12), 1019 – 1028

  • 2015 - Inge Lecluijze and Amber M. Angell

  • 2013 - Sara L. Ackerman, Benefit or burden? A sociotechnical analysis of diagnostic computer kiosks in four California hospital emergency departments

  • 2012 - Eivor Oborn, Co‐authors Michael Barrett; Elizabeth Davidson. Unity in Diversity: Electronic Patient Record Use in Multidisciplinary Practice. Published in Information Systems Research.

  • 2011 - Korica, Maja Korica; Molloy, Eamonn. Making Sense of Professional Identities: Stories of Medical Professionals and New Technologies. Human Relations. (2010) 63 (12): 1879-1901.

  • 2010 - Reddy, Madhu C; Paul, Sharoda A; Abraham, Joanna; McNeese, Michael; DeFlitch, Christopher; Yen, John. Challenges to effective crisis management: Using information and communication technologies to coordinate emergency medical services and emergency department teams. International Journal of Medical Informatics. (2009) 78:259-269.

  • 2009 - Oudshoorn, Nelly. Diagnosis at a distance: the invisible work of patients and healthcare professionals in cardiac telemonitoring technology. Sociology of Health & Illness 30(2)2008:272–288.

  • 2008 - Telemedicine in the Upper Amazon: Interplay with Local Health Care Practices, Gianluca Miscione

  • 2007 - The Work to Make Telemedicine Work: A Social and Articulative View, David Nicolini

  • 2006 - Physicians, Patients, and the Electronic Health Record: An Ethnographic Analysis. Ventres, William, Kooienga, Sarah, Vuckovic, Marlin, Ryan, Nygren, Peggy, and Stewart, Valerie.

  • 2005 - An Ontology of Geo-Reasoning to Support Medical Response to Attacks with Weapons of Mass Destruction, David Kirsh, PhD, Nicole Peterson, Leslie A. Lenert, MD, MS.

  • 2004 - Mother Knows Best: Medical Record Management for Patients with Spina Bifida During Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care, Carston S. Østerlund, MA, PhD, Nienke P. Dosa, MD, MPH, and Catherine Arnott Smith, MA, MSIS, PhD.

  • 2003 - IT, Gender, and Professional Practice: Or, Why an Automated Drug Distribution System Was Sent Back to the Manufacturer, Joel Novek

  • 2002 - Asking Questions: Information Needs in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit, M.C. Reddy, MS, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA, W. Pratt, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, P. Dourish, PhD, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA, and M.M. Shabot, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

  • 2001 - Resisting and Promoting New Technologies in Clinical Practice: The Case of Telepsychiatry, Carl May. Social Science in Medicine. 2001 Jun;52(12):1889-901

Nursing Informatics Working Group Student Award

Honors a student who demonstrates excellence in nursing informatics and who has the potential to contribute significantly to the discipline of nursing and health informatics with a cash prize.The candidate papers are recommended by the AMIA Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, and the selection of the recipient is made by a special committee within the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group.

Current and past winners
  • 2020 - Not awarded

  • 2019 - An Interprofessional Approach to Workflow Evaluation Focused on the Electronic Health Record Using Time Motion Study Methods, Jessica Schwartz, Columbia University

  • 2018 - Exploring Older Adults’ Strengths, Problems, and Wellbeing Using De-identified Electronic Health Record Data, G. Gao, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; D. Pieczkiewicz, University of Minnesota; M. Kerr, R. Lindquist, C. Chi, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; S. Maganti, University of Minnesota; R. Austin, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; M.J. Kreitzer, University of Minnesota; K. Todd, The Waters; K. Monsen, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

  • 2017 - Comparison of algorithm advice for post-acute care referral to usual clinical decision-making: examination of 30-day acute healthcare utilization, Susan K. Keim, Kathryn H. Bowles, University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Nurse Service of New York

  • 2016 - Jennifer Browne, University of Texas Health Science Center, Affirming Proposed Variable Relationship Patterns in a Conceptual Nursing Model by Converting Qualitative Data to Causal Loop Diagrams

  • 2013 - Denise M. Pimintel, A Software Communication Tool for the Tele‐ICU

  • 2012 - Rhonda Guse Cady, A Mixed Methods Approach for Measuring the Impact of Delivery‐Centric Interventions on Clinician Workflow

  • 2011 - Not awarded.

  • 2010 - Cohort Amplification: An Associative Classification Framework for Identification of Disease Cohorts in the Electronic Health Record, S. Welch, University of Utah

  • 2009 - MedEx – A Medication Information Extraction System for Clinical Narratives, Hua Xu, Vanderbilt University

  • 2007 - Beyond Surface Characteristics: A New Health Text-specific Readability Measurement, Hyeoneui Kim, Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • 2006 - Predictive Modeling for the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Tae Youn Kim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing

  • 2005 - Predicting the Likelihood of Falls Among the Elderly Using Likelihood Basis Pursuit Technique, Kanittha Volrathongchai, School of Nursing Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  • 2001 - Mediating Between Nursing Intervention Terminology Systems, Nicholas R. Hardiker

Harriet H. Werley Award

Honors a nurse who is the first author of a paper presented at the AMIA Annual Symposium that is judged to be of exceptional scholarship and contribution to the advancement of nursing science through informatics. The candidate papers are recommended by the AMIA Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, and the selection of the recipient is made by a special committee within the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group.

Current and past winners
  • 2020 - User-centered Design of a Machine Learning Intervention for Suicide Risk Prediction in a Military SettingCarrie Reale, Laurie Novak, Katelyn Robinson, Christopher Simpson, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Jessica Ribeiro, Joseph Franklin, Florida State University; Michael Ripperger, Colin Walsh, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • 2019 - Nurses’ Stress Associated with Nursing Activities and Electronic Health Records: Data Triangulation from Continuous Stress Monitoring, Perceived Workload, and a Time Motion Study, Po-Yin Yen, Washington University School of Medicine & Goldfarb School of Nursing

  • 2018 - Using Feedback Intervention Theory to Guide Clinical Dashboard Design, D. Dowding, University of Manchester, J. Merrill, Columbia University, D. Russell, Appalachian State University

  • 2017 - Nurse Generated EHR Data Supports Post-Acute Care Referral Decision Making: Development and Validation of a Two-step Algorithm, Kathryn. H. Bowles, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, Mary D. Naylor, John H. Holmes, Susan K. Keim, Emilia J. Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Nurse Service of New York

  • 2016 - Sarah Collins, Partners Healthcare System/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • 2015 - Patricia C. Dykes, DNSc, FACMI

  • 2013 - Adriana Arcia, Method for the Development of Data Visualizations for Community Members with Varying Levels of Health Literacy

  • 2012 - Constance Johnson, A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers on the Internet

  • 2011 - In Search of Common Ground in Hand-off Documentation in an Intensive Care Unit, S. Collins, L. Mamykina, D. Jordan, D. Stein, A. Shin, P. Reyfman, D. Kaufman, Columbia University

  • 2010 - Building an Ontology for Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment to Allow Data Sharing and Comparisons Across Hospitals, H. Kim, University of California, San Diego; J. Choi, L. Secalag, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; L. Dibsie, UCSD Medical Center; A. Boxwala, L. Ohno-Machado, University of California, San Diego

  • 2009 - Fall TIPS: Strategies to Promote Adoption and Use of a Fall Prevention Toolkit, Patricia C. Dykes, Partners HealthCare System, Inc

  • 2008 - Intravenous Medication Administration in Intensive Care: Opportunities for Technological Solutions, Jacqueline Moss, University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing

  • 2007 - An Analysis of Narrative Nursing Documentation in an Otherwise Structured Intensive Care Clinical Information System, Jacqueline Moss, University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing

  • 2006 - Toward the Creation of an Ontology for Nursing Document Sections: Mapping Section Names to the LOINC Semantic Model, Sookyung Hyun, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY

  • 2005 - Promoting Safe Nursing Care By Bringing Visibility to the Disciplinary Aspects of Interdisciplinary Care, Gail M. Keenan, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and Elizabeth Yakel, School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 2003 - Clinical Information Needs in Context: An Observational Study of Clinicians Whil Using a Clinical Information System, Leanne M. Currie, M. Graham, M. Allen, S. Bakken, V. Patel, and J.J. Cimino, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • 2002 - Information Model and Terminology Models Issues Related to Goals, S. Bakken, RN, DNSc, Columbia University, New York, NY, J.J. Warren, RN, PhD, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, A. Casey, RN, MSc, Royal College of Nursing, London, United Kingdom, D. Konicek, RN, SNOMED International, Northfield, IL, C. Lundberg, RN, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora, CO, and M. Pooke, MSc, DpodM, Clinical Professions Information Advisory Group, Northampton, United Kingdom

  • 2000 - An evaluation of ICNP intervention axes as terminology model components, Bakken, S., Parker, J., Konicek, D., & Campbell, K.

  • 1999 - A. Evaluation of a type definition for nursing activities, Suzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, & O'Brien

  • 1998 - Designing HeartCare: Custom Computerized Home Care for Patients Recovering from CABG Surgery, Patricia Flately Brennan, RN, PhD, Barrett Caldwell, PhD, Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, N. Sreenath, PhD, Josette Jones, MS

  • 1997 - Nurses' use of health status data to plan for patient care: Implications for the development of a computer-based outcomes infrastructure, Lush, M.T. & Henry, S.B.

  • 1996 - A decision support system for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers based on AHCPR guidelines, Zielstorff, R.D., Barenett, G.O., Fitzmaurice, J.B., Estey, G. Hamilton, G., Vickery, A., Welebob, E., & Shahzad, C.

  • 1995 - Nurses, Pagers, and Patient-Specific Criteria: Three Keys to Improved Critical Value Reporting, K.E. Tate, PhD, R.M. Gardner, PhD, K. Scherting, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Samantha Adams Best Paper Award

Honors either a peer-reviewed paper published during the prior calendar year in an AMIA or non-AMIA journal or conference proceedings, that best exemplifies the legacy and scholarship of Samantha Adams’s work at the intersection of informatics and ethics. Selection is determined by the AMIA Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) working group with the award presented annually at the AMIA Annual Symposium. This is a new award established March 2020.