Public Policy Statements

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...
2016-02-09
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, M.D., PhD., FACP, FACMI, President and CEO, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). AMIA appreciates the work and bipartisanship demonstrated by Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the entire HELP Committee in...
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...
2014-03-03
Dr. Paul TangChair, Meaningful Use Working Group and Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC)Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyDepartment of Health and Human ServicesHubert H. Humphrey Building200 Independence Ave. SWWashington, DC 20201 Public and Population Health in...
2013-05-17
letters about ICD-10 that were recently submitted to Congress by a coalition of organizations, including AMIA.  ICD10 Coalition Letter HOUSE ICD10 Coalition Letter SENATE
2013-03-15
Dear Dr.Dunn: On behalf of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request forinformation. AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informaticsand is dedicated to the development and application of...
2011-11-29
Along with several other organizations, AMIA is participating in the Coalition for an Informed Patient Identity Integrity Solution. The Coalition is working to delete prohibiting language from the fiscal year 2012 Labor, HHS Appropriations bill, and to substitute language that would have HHS...
2011-06-20
AMIA President and CEO Ted Shortliffe sent a letter today to ONC director Farzad Mostashari and the leadership of all Regional Extension Centers (RECs) regarding a recent AMIA Board position paper on vendor agreements. Click below for a PDF copy of the letter.
2010-12-09
AMIA’s testimony examines patient data matching before ONC’s Privacy & Security Tiger Team. AMIA's Brad Malin discusses some concerns of the accuracy in patient matching and the implications of misidentified data in patient care and biomedical research, which could lead to false match or false...
2009-07-16
AMIA comments on the HIT Policy Committee Certification/Adoption Workgroup Hearings concerning EHR Certification and Meaningful Use. AMIA strongly believes that EHR implementation success requires a mix of organizational, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors in addition to the technology...
2008-09-18
Joint AMIA/AHIMA letter to Chairman Stark regarding including provisions of HR 1467, the "10,000 Trained by 2010 Act," in HR 6898, the "Health-e Information Technology Act."
2008-07-11
Letter to Chairman Dingell and Ranking Member Barton regarding H.R 6357, the "Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment, and Easing Communication through Healthcare Technology Act.
2008-06-03
Joint AMIA/AHIMA Letter to Chairman Dingell and Ranking Member Barton regarding Health Information Technology Draft Legislation.
2008-05-19
Dear Senator Leahy: The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) support your most recent privacy amendment draft for S. 1693, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act." Your amendment proposes constructive mechanisms that...
2008-03-16
Testimony of Don E. Detmer, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Informatics Association Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health.  Hearing materials also available here.