AMIA Public Comments

AMIA’s goal is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  The primary pathway through which AMIA achieves this goal is by engaging Federal Agencies and Congress on public calls for input, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) or Request for Information (RFIs).  Below, AMIA responses are arranged by Federal Agency and Congressional Committee.

Regulatory Comments

2018-04-03
In comments submitted yesterday, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) called on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to declare that all data generated through its grants align with FAIR data principles. It is not enough that the NIH commit to FAIR data principles, the nation’s...
2018-03-19
In comments submitted to HHS March 19, 2018, AMIA recommended that HHS proceed swiftly with implementation of revisions to the Common Rule, known as the 2018 Requirements. AMIA recommended that 2018 Requirements be made effective July 19, 2018 and that the compliance date be set as January 19, 2019...
2018-02-06
In comments submitted to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) said new draft guidance is well-timed to initiate a broad discussion over the future of clinical decision support (CDS) and patient decision support (PDS) software.
2017-11-28
In comments submitted to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) called on the federal government to update and enhance the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. The nation’s experts in health informatics also...
2017-11-21
In response to a CMS Innovation Center request for information (RFI) on its potential new direction, AMIA offered several suggestions focusing on the interdependency of payment and delivery reforms, supported by health IT and health informatics. AMIA suggested additional guiding principles with...

Congressional Comments

2018-04-17
In comments submitted to the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) urged lawmakers to view broadband access as a social determinant of health, warranting a more nuanced approach to managing Internet traffic...
2018-03-22
AMIA applauds the bipartisan work of Congress to deliver a comprehensive funding bill that will enable data-driven discovery and accelerate healthcare’s transformation through informatics. By fully funding ONC, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, and by providing a $3 billion boost to the NIH, this spending package...
2017-12-14
Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is supposed to implement an EHR reporting program. However, recent budget proposals would cut ONC’s funding – something ONC officials have said would prevent them from fully implementing this safety...
2017-12-12
In a letter sent to the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means committees, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) urged leadership to abandon potential tax reform provisions that would count graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income.
2017-03-17
President Trump released his FY 2018 Budget Blueprint March 17, 2017, beginning a conversation with Congress on how to fund federal policies and programs.  This budget outlines, at a high level, which policies and programs this Administration prioritizes, and it describes the kind of country this...