AMIA 2013 CME/CE Information

Claim your CME/CE:

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  1. Login to your AMIA account
  2. Go to "My Profile"
  3. Click "Invoices & Transactions" tab
  4. Scroll down to Events section and click 'Credits' next to AMIA 2013 to apply for CME/CE.
  5. Click on the “AMIA Activities” tab.
  6. Click ‘download’ under the ‘My CME’ section. (*certificate only appears for credit type=Physician)
  7. Complete the activity evaluation you will receive immediately post-meeting in a separate email from AMIA containing a live link to the AMIA 2013 Symposium survey.

Once you have applied for CE as instructed above, physician participants can print out their certificates. Nurses and dentists will experience a delay in receiving their certificates by email from their respective CE providers. If you experience a delay of more than one month from submitting your information, contact


The target audience for this knowledge-based live activity includes physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and other clinicians; health information technology professionals; computer scientists and systems developers; policy-makers; public health professionals; biomedical engineers and bioinformaticians; consultants and vendor representatives; medical librarians; academic researchers and scientists; and other professionals involved in the collection and dissemination of health information. 


After participating in the AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  • Analyze the latest research in biomedical and health informatics and its potential translation to improved individual and population outcomes
  • Identify opportunities and challenges posed for the health information sciences by the Affordable Care Act and other health policies
  • Network with health information technology (HIT) stakeholders to exchange ideas on novel methods for capturing and assessing clinical data; exchange research results to improve patient and population care; and consider opportunities for collaboration through biomedical and health informatics
  • Contribute to leading informatics change in one’s professional setting


The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMIA designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Nurses

University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Up to 25.5 CNE awarded .


Completion of this educational activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by your attendance at accredited sessions, completion of the CE evaluation survey, and verification of attendance through the participant’s electronic report of sessions attended. Upon a processing period of about 2-4 weeks after the activity, the participant will receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Continuing Education for Dentists

Indiana University School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at


The AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium is accredited for 19.5 hours CDE from Sunday, November 17, 8:30 a.m., until its conclusion on Wednesday, November 20, at 12:00 p.m. Check the program book to see which sessions are available for dental CE. To claim credit, see the process below. About 2-4 weeks after the activity, the participant will receive a CE certificate via email from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Continuing Education Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The activities identified with an ACPE Activity Number are cosponsored by ASHP and will provide continuing pharmacy education credit for the number of hours indicated. Pharmacists may earn up to 10.5 contact hours (1.05 CEUs) at the AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium and should claim CE only for the sessions they attended.

Pharmacists will need their NABP eProfile ID and birth month and date to claim credit for ASHP to direct report your hours to CPE Monitor. Participants must complete an evaluation online to claim credit for each session on ASHP eLearning Portal at

Sessions accredited for Pharmacy CE

T02 Clinical Decision Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Your Program to Improve Outcomes

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: International Ballroom West
3 hours ACPE # 0204-9999-13-014-L04-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the critical people, process and technology building blocks needed to implement a successful CDS program
  • Summarize a systematic process for developing, implementing and evaluating clinical decision support interventions that measurably improve
  • Describe factors both external and internal to a health care organization that drive CDS initiatives, including medico-legal considerations
  • Enumerate the importance and details of knowledge management for maintaining CDS interventions

T03 Clinical Classification and Biomedical Ontologies: Terminology Evolution, Principles, and Practicalities

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room: Georgetown East
6 hours ACPE # 0204-9999-13-015-L04-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the origins and evolution of terminologies and ontologies
  • Enumerate the present state of the art in health terminology development and deployment
  • Discuss the dependencies within Meaningful Use standards on ontologies and vocabularies
  • Apply practical access methods to many terminologies and ontologies

S21: Podium Presentations - Pharmacoinformatics

Monday, November 21, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Gunston
1.5 hours ACPE # 0204-9999-13-012-L04-P

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how e-prescription errors can be detected and resolved in a community retail pharmacy.
  • Describe a computerized informatics tool can facilitate clinician access to a state prescription drug monitoring program database.
  • List standards for drug names so that the standards can be mapped to various drug names from different sources in electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Describe the feasibility of applying medication adherence statistics consistently across all chronic medications, and discuss the need to establish common standards to appropriately interpret the results.
  • Summarize how integrating Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data into an electronic health record (EHR) can improve clinical workflow at emergency department (ED).

S44: Featured Presentation - Informatics Year in Review

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room: International Ballroom Center
1.5 hours ACPE # 0204-9999-13-011-L04-P

Learning objectives:

  • List notable events of the past year in biomedical informatics.
  • Describe the significance of each event to patient care.

S65: Podium Presentations - Decision Support: Clinical applications

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Room: Jefferson West
1.5 hours ACPE # 0204-9999-13-013-L04-P

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the impact of an automated early warning system for sepsis.
  • Describe an electronic health record-based vaccine adverse event (VAE) detection and reporting system.
  • Summarize how an opioid abuse risk scoring program with an emergency department can alert physicians during electronic order entry to high risk patients.
  • Explain how first responders use decision support tools during chemical emergencies.
  • Discuss using an electronic health record (EHR) to improve the screening and recognition of depression.


As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity. The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships are disqualified from participating in the CME activity development.

For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participant must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.
AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers, and ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Before beginning this activity, please review the full disclosure of faculty and planners.


IBM Research has provided partial unrestricted educational support for session WG06: Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare.