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American Medical Informatics Association

American Medical Informatics Association
Abbreviation AMIA
Motto The professional home for biomedical and health informatics
Formation 1989, merger of NGOs incorporated in 1972
Type NGO
Legal status NPO
Purpose Professional association
Headquarters Bethesda, MD
Membership 4,000
Official language English
President Kevin Fickenscher
Key people Gilad J. Kuperman, Chair of the Board of Directors
Main organ Assembly

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), is an American non-profit biomedical and health informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration.


  • History 1
  • Founding 2
  • Leadership 3
  • Membership 4
  • Meetings and education 5
  • Working and special interest groups 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


AMIA is the official United States representative to the International Medical Informatics Association. It has grown to more than 4,000 members from 42 countries worldwide. Together, these members represent all basic, applied, and clinical interests in health care information technology. It publishes the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

AMIA is a professional scientific association that was formed by the merger of three organizations in 1988: the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI); the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI); and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC).


AMIA was founded in 1989 by the merger of three organizations:


The first President and CEO of AMIA was Don E. Detmer. He was succeeded in July 2009 by Edward H. Shortliffe. In March 2012, he was succeeded by Kevin Fickenscher.


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.

Meetings and education

AMIA annually holds the following meetings:[1]

  • AMIA Annual Symposium
  • The AMIA Joint Summit on Translational Science comprising:
    • AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics
    • AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics
  • AMIA Now
  • AMIA CMIO Boot Camp

Working and special interest groups

AMIA includes a number of working groups:

See also


  1. ^ AMIA meetings

External links

  • Official website
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