• AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium October 22-26, 2011

    Improving Health: Informatics and IT Changing the World

Program Themes

AMIA 2011 is developed around the following topical themes:

  • Clinical Decision Support, Outcomes, and Patient Safety: Design, development, and implementation of state-of-the-art clinical decision support and its effects on clinical quality and patient safety outcomes.
  • Clinical Research Informatics (CRI): Information management to address challenges facing clinical research and rapidly evolving biomedical informatics methods specifically designed to address CRI management requirements.
  • Clinical Workflow and Human Factors: Many aspects of human factors in clinical information system implementation and use that revolve around the clinician’s and clinic’s workflow.
  • Consumer Informatics and Multimedia Personal Health Records PHRs: The consumer perspective in the use of health information science designed to improve patient engagement, medical outcomes, and the healthcare decision-making process.
  • Data Integration and Exchange: Methods organizations have undertaken to develop and implement various clinical data integration and exchange activities, including use of standard data formats (e.g., continuity of care document or HL7) and vocabularies (e.g., SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
  • Data Mining, NLP, Information Extraction: Research and application of data mining, natural language processing, information extraction to all areas of biomedicine to increase the amount of usable data and information that can be accessed from existing clinical patient databases.
  • EHRs and Achieving Meaningful Use: How to promote the successful and effective development, implementation, and evaluation of Electronic Health Records as the nation works toward 'meaningful use' of these systems.
  • Global eHealth: Approaches to Global eHealth challenges and the need for scalable HIT solutions, a global informatics workforce, and a scholarly network to support current and future leadership around the world.
  • Informatics Education and Workforce Development: Efforts to create an trained HIT workforce and to support the national build-out of clinical information systems and the informatics contributions embedded in this movement.
  • Informatics in Clinical Education: The application of information technology in health professional education and promotion of teaching informatics as a discipline.
  • Interactive Systems: Human-computer interaction (HCI) research, compelling designs, or innovative interactive technologies, including those that improve our understanding of the social and human elements of health technologies.
  • Policy and Ethical Issues: Unprecedented national HIT activity and ethical considerations are posed as more practitioners and the public interface with these technologies.
  • Public Health Informatics and Biosurveillance: Leading-edge approaches to disease detection, communications, workforce development, standards and interoperability, and best practices to combine the domains of health information science and technology with the practice and science of public health.
  • Imaging Informatics: The intersection of imaging science, biomedical engineering and biomedical informatics, including imaging ontologies, methodologies and techniques of image processing, standards for image information sharing, content-based image retrieval, decision support in image detection and interpretation, integration of genomic and drug information, computer-aided systems, and evaluations of image-based systems.
  • Simulation and Modeling: Computer-based simulation and modeling methodologies and tools as they can be applied within the field of biomedical informatics to help researchers and clinicians explore complex healthcare interactions.
  • Terminology and Standards: Complex issues surrounding standard syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of design, development and use of various application-specific and general purpose clinical terminologies.
  • Translational Bioinformatics and Biomedicine: Opportunities in biomedical informatics arise from the storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of molecular and genomic information in a clinical setting.