FAMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program: NIWG Q&A

July 25, 2018
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Sarah A. Collins, RN, PhD; Jeff Smith, MPP

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


Sarah Collins, RN, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing at Columbia University.  Her research is focused on identifying and intervening on patient risk for harm by applying computational tools to mine and extract value from electronic health record (EHR) data and leveraging user-centered design for patient-centered technologies.  Previously she was a Senior Informatician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Collins is an experienced critical care nurse, received her PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing, and completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.  Dr. Collins was selected as one of MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators in 2017 and serves on the Board of Directors for AMIA.

Jeff Smith, MPP, Vice President of Public Policy for AMIA, is responsible for planning, initiating and managing AMIA’s overall public policy and government relations programs.  Working with members, stakeholders, AMIA staff and relevant external organizations Jeff consistently develops, communicates and disseminates AMIA’s public policy positions to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics.