An Introduction and Overview of FAMIA

July 24, 2018
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Jeff Nielson, MD, MS, FACEP; Sarah A. Collins, RN, PhD; Jeff Smith, MPP

This webinar will provide background and context to the new Fellow of AMIA (FAMIA) Applied Informatics Recognition Program. Advisory Committee Co-Chairs Jeff Nielson and Sarah Collins will be joined by AMIA staff to discuss the Eligibility Criteria, FAMIA application process, and answer questions that members may have about the program.

Speakers Information

Jeff Nielson, MD, MS, FACEP
Sarah Collins, RN, PhD 
Jeff Smith, MPP

Jeff Nielson, MD, MS, FACEP is the Director of Informatics with Academic and Community Emergency Specialists in Akron, OH. He is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.  Dr. Nielson has experience with data processing and data mining, including natural language processing. He leads implementation and optimizes systems in order to make physician duties easier. He also participates in Emergency Medicine standardized vocabulary and standards development.

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.