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Latest American Medical Informatics Association Stories

2013-12-19 20:21:38

Subspecialists to apply innovative informatics solutions within health systems and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration within the field BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever diplomates in the subspecialty of clinical informatics received notice of their board certification in December, a development that will contribute to the major systemic overhaul that is underway in healthcare delivery. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)...

2013-12-05 16:24:40

AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi2) Award, sponsored by SSi-SEARCH, to promote and recognize innovation in healthcare informatics BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading healthcare organizations have teamed up to honor pioneers in the application of clinical informatics solutions. To recognize the contributions of the physicians and nurses on the frontline of innovation, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has partnered with...

2013-11-21 16:26:56

iDeas that Work competition, Sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation, to award companies that address real-world challenges in healthcare BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Often, the best way to solve a problem in healthcare delivery is to ask organizations on the frontlines of innovation. The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has partnered with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to challenge startup and established companies to put...

2013-11-11 23:21:01

AMIA taps best-of-breed clinical documentation company, Salar, to judge student design proposals at upcoming AMIA Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Salar, Inc., a leading provider of clinical documentation, charge capture and CDI workflow solutions for hospitals and inpatient healthcare facilities, in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), today announced its sponsorship of the Student Design Challenge: Reinventing...

2013-07-05 08:22:23

TAMPA, Fla., July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced its support for the new health IT safety plan released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aimed at eliminating medical errors, protecting patients and improving the quality and safety of care. "Technology is a key asset in our ongoing mission to improve patient safety and reduce harm," said Peter Angood, MD, ACPE's CEO. "This new plan from HHS represents a...

2012-08-14 06:27:38

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedCare Investment Funds (MedCare) today announced its selection of John Doulis, M.B.B.S. as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for its family of investment funds and portfolio companies. Doulis assumed his role on August 6, 2012. "MedCare is thrilled to add Dr. Doulis to our team. He brings a breadth of knowledge about information sciences and technology and its role in healthcare and biomedical science. His knowledge, experience and...

2012-08-07 10:26:19

CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared October 30 to November 7, 2012 Informatics Week in Chicago. "I urge all Chicagoans to make an effort to participate in the activities highlighting the role of informatics in improving the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health care in Chicago and the United States," said Emanuel in his Proclamation. The Mayor notes that, "informatics-based tools are important for improving both the quality and...

2012-06-12 11:46:35

Article describing technique honored with distinguished paper award at medical informatics conference University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed a powerful visual analytical approach to explore genetic data, enabling scientists to identify novel patterns of information that could be crucial to human health. The method, which combines three different "bipartite visual representations" of genetic information, is described in an article to appear in the...

2012-05-22 02:19:32

To dictate or not to dictate? Could the quality of care you receive be affected by how your doctor takes notes? According to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), doctors who dictated their patient notes appeared to have worse quality of care than those who used structured documentation. The study is published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The researchers evaluated 18,569 visits by 7,000 patients with coronary...

2012-03-20 06:26:30

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Fidelity, Inc., provider of a breakthrough natural language processing (NLP) platform for healthcare, announced today that it has brought together four industry luminaries to help guide strategic decisions and vision. Each member of Health Fidelity's Board of Advisors is a recognized leader in healthcare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/NY65021LOGO ) The company's Board of Advisors includes: Ray Scott, BSc,...