- American Medical Informatics Association
What is the AMIA ?
The AMIA or the American Medical Informatics Association is an independent organisation in the United States dedicated to the development and application of biomedical and
health informaticsin the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration.
AMIA is the official United States representative to the
International Medical Informatics Association.
AMIA has grown to more than 3,000 members from 42 countries worldwide. Together, these members represent all basic, applied, and clinical interests in health care information technology.
How founded ?
AMIA was founded in 1990 by the merger of three organizations ..
American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics(AAMSI),
American College of Medical Informatics(ACMI), and
* Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC).
The current President and CEO of AMIA is
Don E. Detmer.
Goals and objectives
AMIA membership is open to individuals, institutions, and corporations. Members include physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinicians, health information technology professionals, computer and information scientists, biomedical engineers, consultants and industry representatives, medical librarians, academic researchers and educators, and advanced students pursuing a career in clinical informatics or health information technology.
Working and special interest groups
AMIA includes a number of working groups:
*Clinical Information Systems
*Clinical Research Informatics
Consumer Health Informatics
*Ethical, Legal, & Social Issues
*Formal (Bio)Medical Knowledge Representation
*Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
*Knowledge in Motion
*Medical Imaging Systems
*Natural Language Processing
*People & Organizational Issues
*Primary Care Informatics
Public health informatics
International Medical Informatics Association
* [http://www.amia.org/ American Medical Informatics Association]
* [http://www.jamia.org/ Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association]
* [http://www.amia.org/college/ American College of Medical Informatics]
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