Positions and Statements

AMIA seeks opportunities to advance appreciation for biomedical and health informatics, to enhance stakeholder understanding of the value of informatics, and to build and maintain strategic relationships with thought leaders, policy makers, and political leaders who have the ability to project biomedical and health informatics issues onto the national public policy agenda. The public policy positions and statements below are the primary vehicles through which AMIA’s policy views are articulated.

Positions

2016-02-01
On February 1, 2016, AMIA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making several recommendations of how to improve quality measurement in an electronic environment.  The group called for an overhaul to the current process, while looking to specialty societies for expert...
2016-01-08
On January 8, 2016, AMIA submitted comments to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) on priority areas the Center should consider when developing its strategic plan.  AMIA believes NCATS should focus on (1) developing ways to measure and convey how their programs impact...
2016-01-06
On January 6, 2016 AMIA submitted comments to HHS recommending ways to improve the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the Common Rule.  AMIA support many of the updates, and believes they will better enable a learning health system over current policies.
2015-12-14
On December 14, AMIA submitted comments to CMS regarding the need to redesign Meaningful Use (MU) in the face of changing reimbursement models.  Specifically, AMIA asked regulators to change MU requirements to better align with programs required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (...

Statements

2016-01-11
On January 11, 2016, AMIA submitted comments to the National Qualify Forum’s Health IT Safety Committee, supporting the framework and newly-developed domains to measure the safety and safe use of health IT.  Numerous AMIA members participated in this effort, and AMIA believes these measures should...
2014-07-07
AMIA Comments on Proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for Health Information Technology Report On behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request. AMIA is the professional home for...
2014-04-18
In response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013, AMIA joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and other organizations in a letter providing comments on an oversight...