BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) honored Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, with the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, presented during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 19 in Washington, D.C.
The Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing. The award honors a professional with exemplary principles and practices and a substantial record of contribution to the field of nursing informatics.
“AMIA’s Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award is our highest recognition for members focusing on nursing informatics,” said AMIA Chair Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Dr. Skiba is a nationally recognized leader in interprofessional education and workforce development, and we are delighted to honor her 32 year career in informatics with the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.”
Dr. Skiba is a Professor at University of Colorado College of Nursing and Informatics Specialty Coordinator. Since 1982, Dr. Skiba has devoted her career to the development of the field of nursing informatics. She works to ensure healthcare professionals have the necessary informatics skills to provide quality team based and consumer-centric care. Her most recent grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration focuses on infusing of technologies (EHRs, e-health, patient portals and virtual worlds) to support interprofessional education and practice.
AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the premier educational event in the field. The symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics and over 100 scientific sessions. The Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field -- translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.
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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.