American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am June 11, 2015
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday.
Crystal ball
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am May 29, 2015
In an article published online today in JAMIA, the journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, an AMIA task force takes on the thorny issues associated with the use of electronic medical record systems and offers recommendations for improvement.
Stethoscope key on keyboard
By Steve Nilsen 10:35 am April 20, 2015
With one foot in clinical care and the other in technology, chief medical information officers are well positioned as information technology is perhaps one of the most important strategic levers to advance the triple aim of healthcare.
Digital data
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am March 06, 2015
A new survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association wanted to gauge medical students' attitudes regarding clinical informatics training and careers. Instead, researchers found a surprising lack of awareness about the field.
confused man at laptop
By Neil Versel 11:13 am January 29, 2015
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable?
Doug Fridsma, MD
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am December 04, 2014
"I'd like to see a world where you get paid because you have good informaticians," said Doug Fridsma, MD, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, speaking Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago.
Doctor and patient with tablet
By Neil Versel 10:22 am November 24, 2014
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Neil Versel 09:55 am November 20, 2014
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator -- a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American Medical Informatics Association's annual conference.
By Neil Versel 11:26 am November 19, 2014
Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference on Tuesday heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records.
Amy Abernethy, MD
By Neil Versel 10:35 am November 17, 2014
Without good data, patient-centeredness is just a buzzword. And without a patient-centric focus and proper organization, data can be rather useless. That was the message Sunday from Amy Abernethy, MD, who delivered the opening keynote address at the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium.

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