AMIA announces applied informatics fellows program

The American Medical Informatics Association announced a new fellow program to recognize leading members in informatics skill and knowledge. The Fellow of AMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program will foster growth members who have demonstrated leadership in the betterment of the AMIA.

As informatics continues to develop, IT and data systems are integral in patient intervention and clinical research. Public health officials must leverage the growing data surrounding care to monitor and manage disease.

“For the past 30 years AMIA has been the professional home for the scientists and practitioners who invented, implemented, and tested biomedical and health informatics innovations,” said Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and AMIA board chair. “Today, many informatics professionals work on the front lines, translating and implementing these innovations to enhance health care, population health, and personal health. The FAMIA designation recognizes those professionals who are leading such efforts to operationalize and optimize state-of-the-art data, information and knowledge solutions that improve care and our entire health system.”

Applications for FAMIA are now open, with a formal announcement of the new class of fellows at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium in November.