Sessions for CMIOs, CNIOs and other Applied Informaticians at AMIA 2011

At AMIA 2011, there is an array of pre-conference workshops and tutorials, as well as expert panels, papers, and posters, and special sessions on topics pertinent to Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIO), Chief Nursing Information Officers (CNIO), and other applied informaticians with leadership roles in HIT evaluation and selection, implementation, governance, management, and health information reporting and exchange.

Graduates from the ONC community college-based HIT training programs and university-based training programs might also find these sessions to be worthwhile.

Here is a sampling of the many AMIA Annual Symposium 2011 sessions that may be of benefit to CMIOs and CNIOs:


CMIO Informatics Workshop, Part 1

CMIO Informatics Workshop, Part 2

The EHR Usability Symposium 2011, “Present and Future of EHR Usability”

Workshop 6: Electronic Health Record Facilitated Performance Measurement/Reporting


T04: Best Practices for Teaching Informatics

T05: Personal Health Records, Patient Portals & Consumer-Facing Health IT

T08: Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics

T10: Sociotechnical Evaluation

T11: The Role of Informatics in New Healthcare Delivery organizations: Medical Homes, ACOs

T12: Knowledge-based Decision-support Systems for Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines

T15: Embracing Healthcare IT Standards in the World of Meaningful Use

T20: Clinical Decision Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Your Program to improve Outcomes

Working Group Business Meetings

Clinical Decision Support

Clinical Information Systems

Clinical Research Informatics


People and Organizational Issues

Primary Care Informatics


S01: The Policies and Politics of Meaningful Use: A View from the Health IT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup

S02: The Policies and Politics of Meaningful Use: A View from the Health IT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup

S03: Dimensions of Hand-off Communication and Documentation: Implications for Patient Safety

S23: What is the Role of Electronic Health Records in Clinical Trials?

S32: Clinical Decision Support: The State of the Art and the Next Steps, and A Research-in-Progress Report from the Clinical Decision Support Consortium

S33: Desperately Seeking Informaticians: How Today’s Employers are Building the Global Informatics Workforce

S35: Quality Reporting from Health Information Technology: Challenges, Opportunities, and Insights

S36: Tablets in Healthcare: Not Just for Pills Anymore

S44: Informatics Year in Review

S50: Education for the Clinical Informatics Subspecialist

S56: The Regenstrief G3 System: a User-Centered CPOE Built on an Open-source Framework

Open-source, Standards-based Software to Enable Decision Support

S58: Legal and Ethical Issues of Computer Decision Support and Order-Sets

S67: A Bill of Rights for Physician–users of Electronic Health Records The Emergence of the Informatics Practitioner: Occupational and Educational Perspectives

S77: Using Clinical Decision Support to Ensure Ordering of Appropriate High-tech Diagnostic Imaging Scans Innovation Lab: Evidence-based Order-sets Tools from a Dynamic Hospital–Vendor Partnership

S90: Successes and Pains in Moving Towards Meaningful Use


S18: Toward a Two-tier Clinical Warning System for Hospitalized Patients

S19: Progress and Challenge in Meeting Meaningful Use at an Integrated Delivery Network

S39: Improving Patient Safety by Modifying Provider-ordering Behavior Using Alerts (CDSS) in CPOE system
The Effect of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) on Ordering Patterns for Chest-pain Patients in the Emergency Department

S55: Assessing the Motivation of MDs to use Computer-based Support at Point-of-Care in the Emergency Department

S63: Integration of Heterogeneous Clinical Decision Support Systems and Their Knowledge Sets: Feasibility Study with Drug-drug Interaction Alerts
Structured vs. Unstructured: Factors Affecting Adverse Drug Reaction Documentation in an EMR Repository

S64: Identifying Certification Criteria for Home Care EHR Meaningful Use
Analyzing the Heterogeneity and Complexity of Electronic Health Record-oriented Phenotyping Algorithms
Automatically Detecting Problem-list Omissions of Type 2 Diabetes Cases Using Electronic Medical Records
The Role of the Electronic Medical Record in the Assessment of Health-related Quality of Life

S73: Developing an Online and In-person HIT Workforce Training Program Using a Team-based Learning Approach
How Communities are Leveraging the Health Information Technology Workforce to Implement Electronic Health Records
Studying the Vendor Perspective on Clinical Decision Support
Characteristics Associated with Hospital Health IT Vendor Switching and Dropping

S87: Medication Reconciliation: Work Domain Ontology, Prototype Development, and a Predictive Model
Automated Medication Reconciliation and Complexity of Care Transitions

S94: Evaluating Effectiveness of Clinical Alerts: a Signal Detection Approach

S95: The Promise of the CCD: Challenges and Opportunity for Quality Improvement and Population Health
In Search of Common Ground in Hand-off Documentation in an Intensive Care Unit
Falling Through the Cracks: Information Breakdowns in Critical Care Hand-off Communication
An Analysis and Recommendations for Multidisciplinary Computerized Hand-off
Applications in Hospitals

S99: Understanding the Work of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine Teams: Implications for Information System Requirements
Workflow Concerns and Workarounds of Readers in an Urban Safety Net Teleretinal
Screening Study
Development of a Workflow Integration Survey (WIS) for Implementing
Computerized Clinical Decision Support

Poster session 1

1. Transitioning Between Electronic Health Records: Effects on Ambulatory Prescribing Safety

2. Systematic Utilization of User Feedback to Aid Knowledge Management of a Clinical Decision Support System

9. Validation of Computerized Automatic Calculation of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score

10. Evaluation of Anesthesia Providers’ Perceptions of Patient Safety Improvement After Implementation of an Anesthesiology Electronic Record

12. Usability Testing on a Voluntary Medical Incident Reporting Prototype

14. A Systematic Approach for Testing Complex Clinical Decision Algorithms Implemented Through Web Services

15. OpenCDS: Enabling Clinical Decision Support at Scale through Open-source, Standards-based Software and Resources

16. “Cloud-based” Decision Support: Enabling Decision Support for a Commercial Electronic Health Record System Using Web Services

18. Usability Testing to Refine a Pharmacogenomic-Guided Warfarin Clinical Decision Support System

19. Achieving Meaningful Use of Electronic Medication Lists

21. Using Clinical Decision Support to Foster Collaborations: The Views of Community-based Physicians

22. Importance of Complete Documentation of Home Medications as First & Most Important Part of Electronic Medication Reconciliation & CPOE

46. Analyzing CPOE-related Medication Errors: New Insights from Qualitative Review of the MEDMARX Error-Reporting Database

55. Perioperative Transitions in Care: Integrating Patient Flow, Information Flow, and Clinical Workflow

66. Development of a Collaborative Patient-Discharge Documentation Module

68. Evaluation of a Sign-out Checklist Tool to Support Individual and Team Task Management in an Electronic Health Record

70. Problem List: Exploring a Navigation Mechanism to Access Long-term Medical Information

85. When Physicians Control Access to PHRs They Variably Restrict Patient Options

90. Early Findings from the Evaluation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program

97. Governance Structures in State Health Information Exchange

106. Extracting Sources of Admission and Discharge Destinations from Discharge Summaries

122. Return on Investment from Electronic Health Records in Community Practices

128. Minnesota Clinical Laboratory Survey of Readiness and Needs for Electronic Health Information Exchange

150. Voice Recognition for a Point-of-Care, History-taking Tool Written for iOS and Implemented on the Apple iPad

Poster session 2

1. Prevalence of Drug-drug Interaction Alerts and Override by Type

3. Automated Creation of Clinical Progress Notes with Machine Learning

10. Information Needs for Rapid Response Team (RRT) Mobile Application

13. Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition by Eye Tracking for the Design of Context- Aware Alert Systems: a Feasibility Study

14. Using Clinical Decision Support to Identify Sepsis Outside the Intensive Care Unit in a Community-based Hospital

19. An Analysis of Clinical Decision Support for Repetitive Urine Culturing

20. Physician Prescribing Experiences Over Time After Transitioning from an Older to a Newer Electronic Health Record

26. Do Copied Electronic Notes Reflect Patient Care? A Study of Lifestyle Counseling Documentation in Patients with Diabetes

27. Nursing Perceptions of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Alerts

56. Workflow Considerations of a Computerized Asthma Management System in the Pediatric Emergency Department

60. A Methodology for Reducing the Occurrence of Technology-induced Error in Health Information Systems

62. Application of Laboratory Testing and Simulation to Assess the Usability of Integrated Clinical Prediction Rules in an Electronic Health Record

66. Analysis of Triage Workflow in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED): Implications for Development of a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS)

69. Evaluation of Medication Alerts for Compliance With Human Factors Principles: a Multi-Center Study

98. Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Provides Medications and Laboratory Results to Drools Decision-support Engine

126. Electronic Health Records and Ambulatory Quality of Care

130. Physician Readiness to Respond to the HITECH Act: EHR Adoption from 2008-2010

131. The Impact of Ambulatory Electronic Health Records on Healthcare Costs

142. Where do Biomedical Informaticians Live? Analysis of Geographic Distribution of AMIA Annual Symposium Attendees 2008-2010

143. Preliminary Findings and Early Lessons Learned from IT Professionals in Health Care (“Workforce”) Program

150. More Than Looks Alone: Cognitive Support in an Emergency Department Information Display System

153. Radical Redesign of the Electronic Medical Record Using a Hybrid Design Framework

154. Building a Smartphone-based EMR: From Concept to Design to Prototype

166. Best Practices in Implementing and Integrating Health IT Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from 10 Case Studies of Local and State Public Health Agencies

173. Results of an ICD-10-CM Coding Pilot Study Related to Clinical Documentation