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FAMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program: NIWG Q&A

This webinar will provide an additional opportunity for NIWG to learn about the FAMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program and ask questions about the application process.  This is in addition to an AMIA-wide webinar the prior day.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Discern if they may qualify for FAMIA status
  • Better understand the process of applying for FAMIA recognition

Speakers Information

Sarah Collins, RN, PhD 
Jeff Smith, MPP


Report from Workshop on Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity Reduction

This webinar is brought to you by a number of AMIA working groups. These working group co-sponsors include, Clinical Information Systems Working Group, Clinical Research Informatics Working Group, Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group, People and Organizational Issues Working Group, and Consumer and Pervasive Health Informatics Working Group. 

Forging a Path to Nursing Informatics Leadership within AMIA

Nursing Informatics Leadership within AMIA is crucial to its mission, continued growth and vitality.  The Nursing Informatics Working Group (NIWG) identified the need to develop future nurse leaders within AMIA as part of their 2017 strategic plan. This webinar builds upon the AMIA NIWG member meeting Panel Presentation that was held in the Fall of 2017. It is intended for individuals who are seriously considering advancement to leadership roles within AMIA.

Canary: a free Natural Language Processing Platform for Clinicians and Researchers

A large fraction of information in electronic medical records is “locked” in narrative documents, such as provider notes, radiology reports, etc. Natural language processing technology can be used to extract information from narrative documents. However, it remains underutilized, because in many cases natural language processing solutions require advanced computer science expertise and/or expensive commercial software.

How Data Commons are Changing the Way that Large Biomedical Datasets are Analyzed and Shared

Biomedical data has grown too large for most research groups to host and analyze the data from large projects themselves.  Data commons provide an alternative by co-locating data, storage and computing resources with commonly used software services, applications and tools for analyzing, harmonizing and sharing data to create an interoperable resource for the research community. We give an overview of data commons and describe some lessons learned from the NCI Genomic Data Commons, the BloodPAC Data Commons and the Bionimbus Data Commons.

AMIA CIS-WG Presents - The Informatics Paper Club of the Air XVI

The Informatics Paper Club of the Air presented by the AMIA CIS-WG is a regularly scheduled Paper Club series that will address the gap in knowledge and performance by an ongoing review of literature and by exposing our clinical informaticists to evidence-based approaches and strategies with discussions centered on incorporating those strategies into their practices. 

The following paper will be discussed:

Vawdrey DK, Wilcox LG, Collins S, Feiner S, Mamykina O, Stein DM, et al. Awareness of the Care Team in Electronic Health Records. Appl Clin Inform. 2011;2(4):395-405.

Taking Stock of Recent Innovations for Interoperability and Health Information Exchange: FHIR, OAuth, Carequality, and CommonWell

As EHR adoption becomes ubiquitous, interoperability and health information exchange (IHIE) remain unachieved goals for realizing the full potential of EHRs to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.  Much attention and enthusiasm have accompanied several recent innovations that promise to finally “solve” longstanding barriers to IHIE, including FHIR, OAuth, Carequality, and Commonwell.  But will they? 

The UCLA Health Resident Informaticist Program – A Novel Clinical Informatics Training Program

Few opportunities exist for physician trainees to gain training in clinical informatics, an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) -accredited, board-certified specialty. Currently, twenty-one (21) approved programs exist nationwide for the formal training of fellows interested in pursuing careers in this discipline. Residents and fellows in training have few avenues available to gain experience in clinical informatics, largely due to an already full curriculum.


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