Academic Forum Communities

The Academic Forum support several member communites to Communities provide an organizational framework within the Academic Forum to serve the interest areas of designated representatives and other AMIA individual members to affiliate amongst specialized areas within education, research, training, administration, and practice. The unit of membership is a program - individuals who are interested in affiliating must be associated with an Academic Forum member or meet the specific eligibility critera of that particular Academic Forum community.

Community of Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CIPD)

The purpose of the Community of Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CIPD) is to provide leadership to establish and maintain high standards of excellence in clinical informatics training programs. Training programs are defined as those approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education that lead to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine or the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Informatics. CIPD will create an environment that encourages the development of ACGME­accredited fellowships in clinical informatics and supports the continued evolution of these programs. CIPD will provide a forum for training programs, aspiring training programs, and other interested parties to exchange information and ideas to support these purposes.  The goals of the CIPD are to:

  • Lead programs that will facilitate the continued development and enhancement of the quality of instruction of training programs in clinical informatics;
  • Improve the communications between the faculty of clinical informatics training programs, create opportunities for training programs to share their experiences, and learn from each other and outside experts about best practices in clinical informatics training;
  • Make recommendations concerning content and management of fellow training and certification to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), and the American Board of Pathology (ABP); and
  • Provide support for activities that encourage lifelong learning of graduates of these training programs.

Community of Nursing Informatics Program Directors (NIPD)

The purpose of the Community of Nursing Informatics Program Directors (NIPD) is to provide leadership to establish and maintain high standards of excellence in nursing informatics programs. NIPD will provide a forum for nursing informatics programs, aspiring nursing informatics programs, and other interested parties to exchange information and ideas to support these purposes. The goals of NIPD are to:

  • Lead programs that will facilitate the continued development and enhancement of the quality of instruction of nursing informatics programs;
  • Improve the communications between the faculty of nursing informatics programs, create opportunities for nursing informatics programs to share their experiences, and learn from each other and outside experts about best practices in nursing informatics education;
  • Make recommendations concerning content and management of nursing informatics education and certification to the ANCC;
  • Provide support for activities that encourage lifelong learning of graduates of these nursing informatics programs;
  • Provide oversight and inform ANCC as doctoral level certification for nurse informaticians is formalized;
  • Provide oversight and inform CAHIIM related to nursing informatics programs that seek CAHIIM accreditation; and
  • Inform and support AMIA certification efforts so that nurses may be represented with other informatics professions in the workforce.