American Medical Informatics Association

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 informatics in 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
*Dental Informatics
*Ethical, Legal, & Social Issues
*Formal (Bio)Medical Knowledge Representation
*Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
*Knowledge in Motion
*Medical Imaging Systems
*Natural Language Processing
*Nursing Informatics
*Open Source
*People & Organizational Issues
*Primary Care Informatics
*Public health informatics

ee also

* International Medical Informatics Association
* Health Informatics
* eHealth

External links

* [ American Medical Informatics Association]
* [ Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association]
* [ American College of Medical Informatics]

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