19 Fellows Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Diverse Group of Leaders Changing the Future of Informatics

(BETHESDA, MD) — Following their recent election, 19 new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on Sunday, November 16 at ceremonies during AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics, where 2,500 informatics professionals gather for five days of workshops, scientific sessions, and educational panels on topics including translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics, consumer informatics and applied clinical  and operational informatics. ACMI President, Alexa McCray, PhD, FACMI welcomed the esteemed new Fellows to the College:

Dr. McCray, Director of Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, noted that “the election of ACMI Fellows represents the strength and diversity of biomedical informatics with recognition of 19 accomplished individuals who are subject matter experts in the science of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy practicing in domains as varied as academic institutions, delivery systems, government, and industry.  It reflects the growing impact of the field in healthcare.”

ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers. Incorporated in 1984, ACMI dissolved its separate corporate status to merge with the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI) and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), when AMIA was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an entity within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations.

AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, serves as the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals and plays an important role in medicine, health care, and science, encouraging the use of data, information and knowledge to improve both human health and delivery of healthcare services. More about AMIA is online at amia.org follow @AMIAinformatics

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