FAMIA: A Recognition Program for Applied Informatics

FAMIA Eligibility Criteria

Given the diversity of our membership and the dynamic ways in which informatics knowledge is being applied to practice, FAMIA includes two pathways: The Certification Pathway and the Long-Term Experience Pathway.

The purpose for this dual track is to recognize those AMIA members who have been applying informatics skills and knowledge for several years, but are ineligible to sit for an approved informatics certification exam.

Eligibility Category Certification Pathway Long-Term Experience Pathway
Education Advanced Health Degree (MD/DO, MSN, DNP, PharmD, DPH, or equivalent)  At least a bachelor’s degree
Certification

Completion of Approved Informatics Certification:

  1. ABPM Clinical Informatics Certification
  2. ABPath Clinical Informatics Certification
  3. ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification

In order to qualify through the Certification Pathway your approved informatics certification needs to be valid and current at the time of application.

Not Applicable
Applied Informatics Experience 2 years working experience in a position that has >25% applied informatics FTE duties after completion of approved informatics certification.

10 years of >25% applied informatics work, or equivalent effort
AND
Demonstration of Informatics Competency Qualifications (ICQs) across all four of the following domains:

  1. Individual/Population Health;
  2. Organizations;
  3. Informatics Tools & Methods; and
  4. Team & Change Management.
Peer Recommendation Completion of Recommendation Form Completion of Recommendation Form
AMIA Membership Current member with history of membership for at least 3 out of the last 5 years Current member with history of membership for at least 3 out of the last 5 years
AMIA Engagement

At least one contribution to AMIA within last 5 years, such as:

  • In-person presentation of a paper, poster, panel, workshop, tutorial, peer-review, or other formal contributions at the invitation of an AMIA conference program committee
  • Publish a paper in an AMIA-endorsed journal
  • Participation on an AMIA committee, task force, or equivalent
  • Leadership in AMIA Working Group
  • Other contribution by petition

At least one contribution to AMIA within last 5 years, such as:

  • In-person presentation of a paper, poster, panel, workshop, tutorial, peer-review, or other formal contributions at the invitation of an AMIA conference program committee
  • Publish a paper in an AMIA-endorsed journal
  • Participation on an AMIA committee, task force, or equivalent
  • Leadership in AMIA Working Group
  • Other contribution by petition
Future Commitments
  1. Commitment to maintain Certification requirements;
  2. Commitment to maintain AMIA membership;
  3. Commitment to meet minimum participation requirements (See AMIA Engagement Criterion);
  4. Commitment to follow the AMIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  1. Commitment to maintain AMIA membership;
  2. Commitment to meet minimum participation requirements (See AMIA Engagement Criterion);
  3. Commitment to follow the AMIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

The Long-Term Experience Pathway (LTE Pathway) will be available through 2022, after which time FAMIA applicants will need to have an Advanced Health Informatics Certification (AHIC), or other approved informatics certification, to be eligible.

Informatics Competency Qualifications (ICQs) help FAMIA applicants opting for the Long-Term Experience Pathway articulate how their efforts have:

  1. Impacted individual/population health;
  2. Impacted organizations;
  3. Leveraged Informatics & Technology; and
  4. Led Team & Change Management.

Long-Term Experience Pathway applicants must download and complete this ICQ form to successfully submit their FAMIA application.