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ACMI Strategic Plan

This strategic plan outlines a set of strategies and tactics that are intended to guide the activities of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) over the next five years. It is the result of year-long, member-driven, and multi-phase process, guided by the objectives of:

  • Ensuring the continued prominence and growth of ACMI;
  • Enhancing the impact and visibility of ACMI as a source of thought-leadership;
  • Providing value to the elected fellows of the college;
  • Improving the financial standing and sustainability of the college; and
  • Increasing synergies with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

These objectives are manifested in the five strategic objectives developed via the strategic planning process undertaken by the leadership and fellows of the college. These objectives can and should serve as a guidepost for the decisions of the ACMI Executive Committee and general membership over the coming five years. The objectives will motivate and shape the activities needed to ensure that ACMI can continue to lead and guide with distinction the broad Biomedical Informatics community.

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ACMI Policies and Procedures

ACMI became the College of Elected Fellows of AMIA through a letter of agreement in 1988. The agreement governs the purposes and the activities of the College within AMIA, establishes ACMI as a component of AMIA, and gives ACMI Fellows the free and unrestricted rights to the use of the name and acronyms (ACMI and FACMI). ACMI agrees to abide by the AMIA bylaws, handbooks, procedures and manuals.

ACMI is overseen by an Executive Committee which is comprised of elected ACMI fellows. The ACMI Executive Committee is responsible to the AMIA Executive Committee and ultimately to the AMIA Board of Directors. The AMIA staff is responsible for maintaining handbooks, procedures and manuals that detail functions of the volunteer structure which includes ACMI.

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ACMI History

The College was initially created using an election process that assured that the founding fellows would be elected by their peers. Five individuals, Marsden S. Blois, Morris F. Collen, Donald A.B. Lindberg, Thomas E. Piemme, and Edward H. Shortliffe, prepared a ballot of over 100 names of leaders in the field and sent the ballot to all listed individuals. Nominees were asked to vote for 50 colleagues to become the founding fellows, and in this way the initial set of 52 fellows was selected (three individuals were tied for the fiftieth place). The founding fellows then incorporated, elected officers, and initiated a process through which the existing fellows nominate and elect new fellows. The number of fellows elected from the US and abroad is over 400, with approximately fifteen to twenty new fellows elected each year. Photographs of fellows elected through 1993 were published in the inaugural issue of JAMIA, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, in January 1994, and each year's class of newly elected fellows is published in JAMIA.