• Nov 12 - 16, Chicago

    AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium

    AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium is the 40th anniversary of the Symposium. We want this year to be a homecoming that energizes our new and longtime members, welcomes attendees who haven’t visited the meeting in a few years; and attracts first time attendees to the incredible informatics community AMIA represents.

AMIA 2016 Late Breaking Sessions

Monday, Nov. 14
10:30 a.m.

S22: Accreditation, Certification, and Recognition: The AMIA strategy supporting the professionalization of Health Informatics

Doug Fridsma, AMIA President and CEO

In the past 10 years, we have seen a change in health informatics from an area of scientific inquiry and study, to a profession in which people apply scientific insights to real-world problems. This is reflected in the composition of the AMIA membership and in the diversity of masters and bachelor’s level programs in health informatics.  What has once been a highly educated academic discipline driven by research questions, now accommodates individuals who have differing levels of education, and who’s careers are not predicated on a tenure review process. Individuals come from diverse clinical and technical backgrounds with one unifying vision: To use health informatics to improve health and health care.

Maintaining the quality and integrity of the science and the field, and meeting the diversity of educational offerings, professional careers, and AMIA programs will require a portfolio of different accreditation, certification, and organizational recognition.

In this presentation, we describe the current ways in which health informatics accredits educational programs, certify professionals, and recognizes contributions to AMIA and the field of health informatics. We then describe current gaps in our accreditation, certification, and recognition programs, and discuss current (and planned) efforts to provide a full suite of programs to support education and professionalization. The goal of these efforts will be to support individuals at all levels of professional development, and articulate a career pathway that allows for every individual to achieve their professional potential.

Monday, Nov. 14
1:45 p.m.

S44: Ignite Presentations – 1

Ignite presentations at AMIA 2016 are a rapid presentation format where an individual speaks while slides advance automatically in a tightly choreographed fashion.  Ignite presentations may tell a story, advocate for an initiative, describe an activity, illustrate a lesson learned, or offer a strong opinion.  Each Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains exactly 20 slides. The slides advance automatically after each slide is displayed for 15 seconds.  Ignite talks will be organized thematically into 90 minute sessions with nine, five-minute presentations. This Ignite session will feature the following presentations:  TBD

Monday, Nov. 14
3:30 p.m.

S48: Report from AMIA’s Publication Strategy Task Force

Gilad Kuperman (Task Force Chair), Nancy Lorenzi (Task Force Co-Chair), Patricia Dykes, Rachel Richesson, Andrea Hartzler, Richard Schreiber, Curt Langlotz

Given the growth of AMIA’s membership and the growth and increasing specialization in informatics as a field, AMIA’s Board of Directors chartered a Task Force to make recommendations for AMIA’s publication program and assuring that the information needs of AMIA’s members will be addressed as well as possible.  To carry out its work, the Task Force conducted interviews with 10 sets of stakeholder, including leaders in informatics publishing and several representatives of AMIA’s membership.  This session will present (a) the important contextual factors that the Task Force identified that are relevant to scientific publication and addressing AMIA members’ information needs, and (b) the major recommendations that the Task Force presented to the AMIA Board.

The AMIA CCIO Task Force : Knowledge, Education, and Skillset Requirements for 21st Century CCIOs

Joseph Kannry; Patricia Sengstack; Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath; John Poikonen; Blackford Middleton; Thomas Payne; Christoph U Lehmann

In 2013, the AMIA Board of Directors charged a newly formed CCIO (Chief Clinical Informatics Officers) Task Force with producing a report on the education and skillset of CCIOs. The term “Chief Clinical Informatics Officer” (CCIO) is used to describe the person in charge of “Clinical Informatics” in an institution and  encompasses the more commonly used Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) as well as the rarely used Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer (CPIO) and Chief Dental Informatics Officer (CDIO). “While CCIOs may originate from clinical disciplines including dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians, historically and currently non-clinicians have very successfully executed this role”. The task force explored the history, current state, and future directions of the CCIO role including training programs, certification, and skill sets. In an AMIA Board approved white paper the task force recommended that “1.) To achieve a predictable and desirable skillset, the CCIO must complete clearly defined and specified Clinical Informatics education and training. 2.) Future education and training must reflect the changing body of knowledge and must be guided by changing day-to-day informatics challenges.” The presenters will solicit audience feedback, ideas and directions for further dissemination as well as future updates to the report.

Cyber-Social Learning Systems Workshops: Toward a Next Generation of Informatics Research

Charles Friedman, Kevin Sullivan, Jonathan Silverstein, William Stead

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is an arm of the National Science Foundation that assists the NSF in envisioning new programs at the leading edge of science.  Largely stimulated by the growing national and international interest in the Learning Health System, the CCC is holding a series of three workshops exploring the overarching concept of Cyber-Social Learning Systems as it applies to three domains: health, education, and communities.  By the time of the AMIA Fall Symposium, two of the three workshops, engaging scientists from a wide range of disciplines, will have occurred.  This session will update attendees on the emergent insights from these workshops and highlight the potential for new research initiatives from the NSF and other federal agencies.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
10:30 a.m.

S60: Late Breaking Session - Winds of Change: What Policies Will Survive the New Administration and New Congress?

Douglas Fridsma, AMIA; Paul Fu, Jr., Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Jeffery Smith, AMIA

As the Obama Administration comes to a close, what legacy policies will have staying power, what policies are on the chopping block and how might the political fortunes of Election Day dictate the agenda for a new White House and 115th Congress? Join AMIA Public Policy Committee Chair Paul Fu, AMIA President & CEO Doug Fridsma and AMIA Vice President for Public Policy Jeff Smith to discuss these and other issues during another installment of Inside the Beltway at Annual Symposium.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
10:30 a.m.

S67: Ignite Presentations – 2

Ignite presentations at AMIA 2016 are a rapid presentation format where an individual speaks while slides advance automatically in a tightly choreographed fashion.  Ignite presentations may tell a story, advocate for an initiative, describe an activity, illustrate a lesson learned, or offer a strong opinion.  Each Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains exactly 20 slides. The slides advance automatically after each slide is displayed for 15 seconds.  Ignite talks will be organized thematically into 90 minute sessions with nine, five-minute presentations. This Ignite session will feature the following presentations: TBD

Tuesday, Nov. 15
1:45 p.m.

S78: Ignite Presentations – 3

Ignite presentations at AMIA 2016 are a rapid presentation format where an individual speaks while slides advance automatically in a tightly choreographed fashion.  Ignite presentations may tell a story, advocate for an initiative, describe an activity, illustrate a lesson learned, or offer a strong opinion.  Each Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains exactly 20 slides. The slides advance automatically after each slide is displayed for 15 seconds.  Ignite talks will be organized thematically into 90 minute sessions with nine, five-minute presentations. This Ignite session will feature the following presentations:  TBD