American Medical Informatics Association
AMIA, based in Maryland, USA, is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics. AMIA is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy. For over thirty years, the members of AMIA and its honorific college, the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), have sponsored meetings, education, policy and research programs. The federal government frequently calls upon AMIA as a source of informed, unbiased opinions on policy issues relating to the national health information infrastructure, uses and protection of personal health information, and public health considerations, among others.
AMIA’s 4,000 members advance the use of health information and communications technology in clinical care and clinical research, personal health management, public health/population, and translational science with the ultimate objective of improving health. AMIA members encompass an interdisciplinary and diverse group of individuals and organizations that represent over 65 countries. AMIA will play a pivotal role in the transformation of the US health system and will make measurable contributions to the improvement of health of the nation through continued development and implementation of health information technology. AMIA will be an active participant in the development of global health information policy and technology with particular emphasis on using health information technology to meet the health needs of underserved populations around the world. As part of a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AMIA is providing informatics education and training to federal, state and local public health workers.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The demand for workers who understand health care, information systems, and technology is growing rapidly. Within the domain of clinical healthcare informatics, AMIA seeks to transform healthcare and enhance human health through a creative and innovative use of informatics with respect to applications of communications and information technology. This will be accomplished through a well-educated and properly trained informatics workforce, an enhanced performance of health care processes and systems, relevant public policy, and a relevant research agenda. AMIA will expand the size of and strengthen the competency of the health informatics workforce in the US and support the continued development of the health informatics profession. AMIA is engaged in a number of activities to address issues related to workforce development. For example, eHealth capacity building -- this refers to the development of a trained workforce capable of developing and dealing effectively with eHealth projects over time. The objective is for workers to develop and sustain their careers within their countries of origin.
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