AMIA 2014 Award Winners/Nominees/Finalists

AMIA Leadership Awards

Each year, the Chair of the AMIA Board of Directors and President and CEO select a few AMIA members who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer commitment to the association or to the field for a leadership award.  This year, our outstanding winners are:

Charles P. Friedman and Gilad J. Kuperman – for advancing AMIA’s efforts in accreditation of masters' degree programs in health informatics

Jacob M. Reider – for leadership as Deputy National Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Danny Z. Sands – for leadership of the Affiliation, Structure and Membership Engagement Task Force

Eric Topol – for leadership in the use of genomics and digital technologies to individualize medicine

Bonnie L. Westra – for leadership as the Alliance for Nursing Informatics Co-chair (2009-2014)

The Martin Epstein and Student Paper Awards

The Martin Epstein and Student Paper Awards are issued in recognition of best student papers at the Annual Symposium. Student papers are selected by the Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee and forwarded to the Student Paper Advisory Committee (SPAC) who nominate eight finalist papers for presentation at the Student Paper Competition. Based on a combination of the written paper and oral presentation, the judges will select a first, second, and third place paper. If the first place paper is truly extraordinary, the (SPAC) awards the Martin Epstein Award.

Student Paper Competition Finalists

(S05) PubMedMiner: Mining and Visualizing MeSH-based Associations in PubMed
Y. Zhang, I. Sarkar, E. Chen, University of Vermont

(S83) A Novel Method to Assess Incompleteness of Mammography Report Content
F. Gimenez, Stanford University; Y. Wu, E. Burnside, University of Wisconsin, Madison; D. Rubin, Stanford University

(S89) Motivating the Additional Use of External Validity: Examining Transportability in a Model of Glioblastoma Multiforme
K. Singleton, W. Speier, A. Bui, W. Hsu, University of California Los Angeles

(S17) The EHR's Roles in Collaboration between Providers: A Qualitative Study
D. Chase, J. Ash, D. Cohen, J. Hall, OHSU; G. Olson, University of California at Irvine; D. Dorr, OHSU
(S19) Could Patient Self-reported Health Data Complement EHR for Phenotyping?
D. Fort, Columbia University; A. Wilcox, Intermountain Healthcare; C. Weng, Columbia University

(S08) MedMinify: An Advice-giving System for Simplifying the Schedules of Daily Home Medication Regimens Used to Treat Chronic Conditions
A. Flynn, University of Michigan

(S32) Does Sustained Participation in an Online Health Community Affect Sentiment?
S. Zhang, Columbia University; E. Bantum, University of Hawai'i Cancer Center; J. Owen, VA Palo Alto Health Care System; N. Elhadad, Columbia University

(S41) Predicting Discharge Mortality after Acute Ischemic Stroke Using Balanced Data
K. Ho, W. Speier, S. El-Saden, D. Liebeskind, J. Saver, A. Bui, C. Arnold, UCLA

Distinguished Paper Awards

From a slate of candidate papers recommended by the Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, the Awards Committee will recognize up to five notable and distinguished papers from the Annual Symposium. Distinguished papers are awarded at Annual Symposium but contain no ordinal designation. Papers of the Student Paper Competition finalists are not eligible.


(S100) Exploiting Parallel Corpora to Scale Up Multilingual Biomedical Terminologies
J. Hellrich, U. Hahn, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

(S20) First-order Logic Theory for Manipulating Clinical Practice Guidelines Applied to Comorbid Patients: A Case Study
M. Michalowski, Adventium Labs/University of Ottawa; S. Wilk, Poznan University of Technology; X. Tan, W. Michalowski, University of Ottawa

(S99) Mining Consumer Health Vocabulary from Community-generated Text
V. Vydiswaran, Q. Mei, D. Hanauer, K. Zheng, University of Michigan

(S19) Evaluating Health Interest Profiles Extracted from Patient-generated Data
A. Hartzler, D. McDonald, A. Park, University of Washington; J. Huh, Michigan State University; C. Weaver, OMNI Health Media; W. Pratt, University of Washington

(S64) Adapting a Clinical Data Repository to ICD-10-CM through the use of a Terminology Repository
J. Cimino, L. Remennick, NIH

(S43) What is Asked in Clinical Data Request Forms? A Multi-site Thematic Analysis of Forms towards Better Data Access Support
D. Hanauer, University of Michigan; G. Hruby, D. Fort, Columbia University; L. Rasmussen, Northwestern University; E. Mendonça, University of Wisconsin; C. Weng, Columbia University

(S03) The Impact of HIT on Cost and Quality in Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices
J. Adler-Milstein, G. Cohen, University of Michigan; A. Markovitz, M. Paustian, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

(S89) Development and Validation of an Electronic Phenotyping Algorithm for Chronic Kidney Disease
G. Nadkarni, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; O. Gottesman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; J. Linneman, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; H. Chase, Columbia University Medical Center; R. Berg, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; S. Farouk, R. Nadukuru, V. Lotay, S. Ellis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; G. Hripcsak, Columbia University Medical Center/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; P. Peissig, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; C. Weng, Columbia University Medical Center; E. Bottinger, Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai

(S88) Clinical Decision Support-based Quality Measurement (CDS-QM) Framework: Prototype Implementation, Evaluation, and Future Directions
P. Kukhareva, K. Kawamoto, D. Shields, University of Utah; D. Barfuss, A. Halley, University of Utah Healthcare; T. Tippetts, P. Warner, B. Bray, C. Staes, University of Utah

(S54) An Analysis of Medication Adherence of Sooner Health Access Network SoonerCare Choice Patients
N. Davis, D. Kendrick, OU School of Community Medicine

(S40) A Template for Authoring and Adapting Genomic Medicine Content in the eMERGE Infobutton Project
C. Overby, University of Maryland; L. Rasmussen, Northwestern University; A. Hartzler, University of Washington; J. Connolly, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; J. Peterson, Vanderbilt University; R. Hedberg, Northwestern University; R. Freimuth, Mayo Clinic; B. Shirts, University of Washington; J. Denny, Vanderbilt University; E. Larson, Group Health Research Institute; C. Chute, Mayo Clinic; G. Jarvik, University of Washington; J. Ralston, Group Health Research Institute; A. Shuldiner, University of Maryland; I. Kullo, Mayo Clinic; P. Tarczy-Hornoch, University of Washington; M. Williams, Geisinger Health System

(S32) Information is in the Eye of the Beholder: Seeking Information on the MMR Vaccine through an Internet Search Engine
E. Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research; L. Fernandez-Luque, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway; L. Fernandez-Luque, Norut

(S29) Information Requirements for Health Information Exchange Supported Communication between Emergency Departments and Poison Control Centers
M. Cummins, University of Utah; B. Crouch, University of Utah/Utah Poison Control Center; G. Del Fiol, B. Mateos, A. Muthukutty, A. Wyckoff, University of Utah

(S87) Piloting a Deceased Subject Integrated Data Repository and Protecting Privacy of Relatives
V. Huser, NIH Clinical Center; M. Kayaalp, Z. Dodd, National Library of Medicine; J. Cimino, NIH Clinical Center/National Library of Medicine

(S99) SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage
C. Toth, E. Durham, Vanderbilt University; M. Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas; Y. Xue, B. Malin, Vanderbilt University

Working Group Awards

AMIA Working Groups issue several awards presented at AMIA annual conferences. Working Group Awards are originally sponsored by a Working Group and approved by the AMIA Awards 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.

Diana Forsythe Award Finalists

What matters to older people with assisted living needs? A phenomenological analysis of the use and non-use of telehealth and telecare. Social Science & Medicine 93 (2013) 86-94
Greenhalgh T, Wherton J, Sugarhood P, Hinder S, Procter R, Stones R.

Challenges to nurses' efforts of retrieving, documenting, and communicating patient care information. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Mar-Apr; 20(2): 245–251.
Keenan G, Yakel E, Lopez KD, Tschannen D, Ford YB.

Bridging Organizational Divides in Health Care: An Ecological View of Health Information Exchange. JMIR Med Inform 2013;1(1):e3.
Unertl KM, Johnson KB, Gadd CS, Lorenzi NM.

Narratives of empowerment and compliance: Studies of communication in online patient support groups. International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(12) 2013: e386-e394.
Wentzer HS, Bygholm A.

Nursing Informatics Working Group (NIWG) 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. 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.

NIWG Student Award Nominees

This award will not be presented in 2014.

Harriet H. Werley Award

A cash prize is presented to the paper presented at the AMIA Annual Symposium with a nurse as first author that is judged to make the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing 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.

Werley Award Nominees

(S84): Trends in Publication of Nursing Informatics Research
H. Kim, L. Ohno-Machado, J. Oh, X. Jiang, University of California San Diego

(S29): Information Requirements for Health Information Exchange Supported Communication between Emergency Departments and Poison Control Centers
M. Cummins, University of Utah; B. Crouch, University of Utah/Utah Poison Control Center; G. Del Fiol, B. Mateos, Anusha Muthukutty, A. Wyckoff, University of Utah

(S06): Factors Contributing to CPOE Opiate Allergy Alert Overrides
D. Ariosto, Vanderbilt University