Announcements

  • #AMIA2018 Advanced Deadline is October 11

    The hotel room block is filling quickly. Register for the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium.  Special event tickets will not be available onsite so don't forget to add the Carnival Networking event and the Awards Gala to your registration.
  • Call for Participation deadline August 9 #IS19

    The AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit submission deadline is EARLY this year!  DO NOT MISS IT!  Bioinformatics, Clinical Research, Implementation, Data Science.
  • JAMIA Journal Club webinar is today. Don't miss it!

    There's still time to register.

    Today's JAMIA Journal Club features Co-author Benjamin Goldstein discussing "Designing risk prediction models for ambulatory no-shows across different specialties and clinics." [Abstract]

    July 12, 3 – 4 PM ET

    Register here.
  • AMIA HQ - Closed on July 4th

    We will be closed for the holiday. We wish you a safe and fun holiday.

    We will reopen on July 5.
  • Call for Participation - 2019 Informatics Summit

    Got research? Bioinformatics? Clinical Research?Implementation? Data Science?  Submissions for the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit (TBICRI) are due soon.  Papers, podium abstracts, posters, panels, ignite-style talks, system demonstrations, and workshops.
  • Informatics Educators Forum is THIS month! Time to make travel plans!

    INFORMATICS EDUCATORS FORUM
    June 19-21, New Orleans, LA
     
    ATTENTION INFORMATICS EDUCATORS - register now for the AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum. Join over 200 attendees from the top informatics programs in the country at the ONLY conference specifically dedicated to informatics educators. Visit the meeting website.
  • Check out these JAMIA related stories!

    These articles either reference JAMIA or are directly related to JAMIA content:

    1.     Summer-born puppies are more prone to heart disease, Penn study finds
    Michael Tanenbaum
    Philly Voice
    May 21, 2018

    2.     Doctors' EHR frustration can influence patient satisfaction, study finds
    Meg Bryant
    Healthcare DIVE
    May 22, 2018
     
    3.     Health Information Exchanges Improve Both Care and Costs, Review Finds
    Ryan Black
    Healthcare Analytics News
    May 30, 2018 

    4.     EHR usability, safety issues demonstrate need for pharmacist involvement
    Terri D’Arrigo
    Pharmacy Today
    May 31, 2018 

    5.     Health information exchanges cut costs, excess imaging
    Thomas Dworetzsky
    HealthCareBusiness Daily News
    May 31, 2018

    6.     Physicians unhappy with EHRs may have unhappy patients, too
    Scott Rupp
    MultiBriefs
    June 1, 2018
  • Final Call for Summit SPC volunteers

    May 24 deadline: The AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit Scientific Program Committee (SPC) Leadership is seeking AMIA members who are interested in joining the Scientific Program Committee. Need experts in Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research, Implementation and Data Science.
  • May JJC webinar! - Foodborne Illness - OPEN to ALL

    May 10th - Discovering foodborne illness in online restaurant reviews - An exciting JAMIA Journal Club (JJC) webinar presented by Katelynn Devinney, MPH.

    JJC is always free for members. For this webinar, it's also free to your colleagues who are NOT AMIA members. Invite them to register today! Give them a peek inside what AMIA has to offer year round!

    Register TODAY and send along the free registration for colleagues and supervisors.
  • We want to see your mug! Update your bio+photo today!

    There's more value to completing your profile than just to see your smiling face! You can see your AMIA colleagues but they can't see you? Is something wrong with this picture?

    Mentorship, building a network, and displaying warmth - All require an updated bio and a photo.  When your fellow AMIA community members are seeking a mentor/mentee, or they want to build your network using the member directory, make sure the sun shines on YOU!  

    An invisible image or bio can mean a missed opportunity!

    Note: Should your blank photo be an intentional choice, we respect your decision.
  • Today is the last day to submit your application to NESTcc!

    The National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) is seeking experts to participate in two subcommittees:
    • Data Quality Subcommittee
    • Methods Subcommittee
    If you submit an application, or if miss the deadline, please let Jeff Smith know via direct email jsmith@amia.org.
  • AMIA Launches First Quarterly Issue of JAMIA Open!

    Another awesome product from AMIA! JAMIA Open is a new Gold Open Access scholarly publication.

    "JAMIA Open reflects AMIA’s commitment to Gold Open Access journal publishing,” said Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACMI, Chair, AMIA Board of Directors.

    The Spring JAMIA Open issue’s first articles are posted. New articles will be posted on a rolling basis.
  • AHRQ working on PRO-Deadline to complete form is April 2!

    As @Jeff Smith mentioned, AHRQ was going to be working on Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) measures in 2018.

    They have a 4-question Request for Information open through April 2. Please use the link "AMIA Online Form."  

    It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to complete, so please consider helping AHRQ understand your experience with PROs within the next few days.

     AMIA online form

    The AHRQ RFI is available here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-28/pdf/2018-04050.pdf 

    AMIA will transmit any information we receive on April 2. Please feel free re-post this information in other forums as you see fit.

  • Working Group Communities - Time to Testify!

    Testify! Testify! Testify! We frequently hear this term in the news but let's apply it to the value you see in the working groups in which you're a member. 

    We're looking for testimonials to encourage members to join one or two and help nonmembers understand the value of working groups. Please send your testimonial to me! In doing so, you agree that AMIA staff can use your testimonial for marketing purposes.

    Thank you!
  • Working Group Governance Manual Flip Book is Here!

    Catherine Craven and Kirk Phillips, two of several volunteer members who have been diligently working on providing working group leadership teams with a governance manual and best practices guide.

    Approved by the AMIA Board in Nov. 2017, this manual is the first of two manuals to support working group leadership teams.
  • April is all about 10 x 10! Register today!

    There are three 10x10 courses scheduled in April. Learn more by clicking on the title of each course:

    Principles of Pharmacogenomics
    10x10 with Stanford University - April 2, 2018

    Introduction to Biomedical & Health Informatics
    10x10 with OHSU - April 4, 2018

    Interprofessional Informatics
    10x10 with University of Minnesota School of Nursing - April 6, 2018

  • eNews has new section dedicated to WG accomplishments!

    Looking for working group successes? Read them in eNews! First up - MHI-WG publishes a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal. 

    If you missed it, dig it out of your inbox and see working groups in action!
  • March 8 - JAMIA Journal Club on Synthetic Data

    March 8- 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET.

    Lead author Jason Walonoski presents the JAMIA article: "Synthea: An approach, method, and software mechanism for generating synthetic patients and the synthetic electronic health care record."

    Learn how to:
    • Utilize synthetic patient data for research or projects where "realistic but not real" data are sufficient for study objectives
    • Appreciate the benefits of synthetic data and how they may be used for non-clinical secondary use
  • Call for JAMIA Student Editorial Board applications

    Due Friday March 2, biomedical informatics trainees are needed for positions on the Student Editorial Board (SEB). The JAMIA SEB was created in 2003, and has provided outstanding informatics trainees with opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to the peer-review process and the operation of a scientific journal.
  • #AMIACHAT starts at 2:00pm ET!

    Jeff Smith, VP of Public Policy, AMIA will facilitate a Twitter Town Hall, asking you questions and providing information on Public Policy. 

    Tweet and re-tweet!
  • "It's Your Network" webinar now available

    The first in the "Max Out your Membership" series, It's Your Network, delves into the methods used to build your network. Hosted by Rob Rader and sponsored by Navigate AMIA.
  • #AMIACHAT - Public Policy Twitter Town Hall - Feb 21

    Navigate AMIA takes to Twitter for a Town Hall on Public Policy. #AMIACHAT Jeff Smith, VP of Public Policy, AMIA, will tweet about ​trends in health informatics and health IT, including policy drivers and industry activities to watch this year.

    We hope to "tweet" you there! Tell your colleagues! It's open to members and nonmembers.
  • TBI CRI lovers: Get your Early Bird Reg in by Feb. 8!

    Translational, Clinical Research, Implementation, and Data Science --all great tracks in the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit, March 12-15, San Francisco. Keynote is Lesley Curtis, PhDm Professor of Medicine; Interim Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Grace Period on Renewing is Ending!

    Not renewed for 2018?  Please renew by January 31 to retain access to your benefits. 

    Need help? Contact Member Services at 301-657-1291, option 1.
  • Call for Submissions Open! AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium

    The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium “Data, Technology, and Innovation for Better Health” will consider poster, podium abstract, regular paper, student paper, panel, demonstration, and workshop submissions that showcase the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners.
  • The Clock's Ticking! Renew Today!

    Don't lose access to the member directory, working groups, discussion forums, committees, and mentorship program!

    You have until the end of this month before access to these and all other benefits come to an end. Please renew. We need you!

    Go to AMIA Central (located on the red navigation bar) and click on the "Renew" button. And, remember to select your gender along the way!
  • Want to increase your chances of submission success?

    On January 8 at 2:00 p.m. EST, Brian Chapman, PhD, Program Chair for the AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum, will be sharing tips for successful submissions during a LIVE webinar. Brian's goal is to help you improve your chances of having your submission accepted.

    Brian will be answering questions during the webinar. To make sure yours get answered, submit some questions in advance. Simply register FIRST, then send an email to jeff@amia.org with the subject line: "IEF 2018 Webinar Question."  Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to get the scoop on making your submission shine!
  • Registration is open for the Summit!

    We've had so many calls about registering for the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit that we're opening registration early! Come to San Francisco, March 12 -15, for the best in Summit content: Translational, Clinical Research, Implementation and Data Science.
  • Informatics Educators Forum Call for Submissions!

    Scholarship | Leadership | Professional Advancement
    AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum (formerly iNSpire) is accepting submissions!  Don't miss the January 16 deadline.