American Medical Informatics Association

AMIA is the center of action for more than 4,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

AMIA is the professional home of leading informaticians: clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology.

AMIA supports a broad community for interdisciplinary professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains across a continuum from basic and applied research, into clinical practice, and out to the consumer and public health arena. AMIA bridges the knowledge and collaboration in each of five domains: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.

- As described by amia.org.

AMIA hosts several conferences each year, the biggest of which is the annual symposium. Click on the dropdown lists below to see how we've been involved.

American College of Medical Informatics

American College of Medical Informatics

For over three decades, faculty members within the Institute for Health Informatics have been elected as Fellows into the prestigious American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) a "college of elected Fellows from the US and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics (AMIA)".

See below for a list of ACMI Fellows who have been involved in the development of the informatics program at the University of Minnesota.

Present Faculty

  • Constantin Aliferis, MD, PhD (2007)
  • Connie J. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN (2004)
  • Laël C. Gatewood, PhD (1984)
  • Martin LaVenture, MPH, PhD (2011)
  • Geneveive Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD (2015)
  • Stuart M. Speedie, PhD (2008)
  • Bonnie Westra, PhD (2011)

Past Faculty

  • Eugene Ackerman, PhD (1985)
  • Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH (1995)
  • Donald P. Connelly, MD, PhD (1986)
  • Sherrilynne Fuller, PhD (1993)
  • Margaret Grier, PhD (1998)
  • William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, (1989)

UMN Alumni

  • Morris Collen, MD (1984)
  • David Demets, PhD (2008)
  • George Demiris, PhD (2011)
  • John Glaser, PhD (1995)
  • Alan Rector, MD, PhD, FBCS (2003)
  • Edward Shultz, MD, MS (1992)
  • Kent Spackman, MD, PhD (1992)
  • Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD (2004)

IPHIE Faculty

  • Elske Ammenwerth, DrSc (2011)
  • George Demiris, PhD (2011)
  • R. Scott Evans, PhD (1997)
  • Reed Gardner, PhD, emeritus (1985) 
  • Arie Hasman, PhD, emeritus (2006)
  • Reinhold Haux, PhD, emeritus (1999)
  • Yi-Chun (Jack) Li, MD, PhD (2010)
  • Joyce Mitchell, PhD (1989)
  • Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD (2004)

Connections with AMIA

Connections with AMIA

IHI leadership in AMIA

ACMI is just one way that members of the IHI community are involved in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the association of which ACMI is a part. AMIA is the professional organization for translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.

Dr. Connie Delaney was recently recognized for her service to AMIA as a member of the Board of Directors for the last six years.

Dr. Stuart Speedie was the past Chair of the AMIA Academic Forum, a group within AMIA made of representatives from biomedical and health informatics graduate programs throughout the country. Stuart presided over a meeting of the group at the AMIA Fall Symposium.

Other involvement with AMIA

Visit AMIA's website for more information, to join a working group, to become a member, or even to search for jobs in the field.

2014 Annual Symposium

2014 Annual Symposium

November 15-19
Washington, DC


  • Evolving Career Landscapes in Biomedical and Health Informatics
    Rui Zhang; William R. Hersh; Genevieve B. Melton; Yang Huang; Laura K. Wiley; Julie Doberne; Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt
  • Nursing Data to Support the C-CDA, eMeasures, and Big Data Science - Ready or Not?
    Connie W. Delaney; Gay Dolin; Susan A. Matney; Judith J. Warren; Bonnie L. Westra
  • Towards Developing an Undergraduate Interprofessional Biomedical Informatics Course
    Saif Khairat; Martha B. Adams; Glynda Doyle; Elaine Ayres; Tiffany F. Kelley



  • Comparing Accuracy, Efficiency, and User Satisfaction of Two EMR Interfaces
    David T. Marc; Charat Thongprayoon; Andrew M. Harrison; John C. OHoro; Ronaldo A. Sevilla Berrios; Kathleen Harder; Brian W. Pickering; Vitaly Herasevich
  • Employment of Penalized Models to Predict Cognitive Domain Performance Using Proteomics
    Shauna M. Overgaard; S.Charles Schulz; Gyorgy Simon
  • Data Mining Methodologies to Discover Best Practices for Diabetic Patients with Health Disparities
    Lisiane Pruinelli; Sanjoy Dey; György J. Simon; Pranjul Yadav; Andrew Hangsleben; Katherine Hauwiller; Vipin Kumar; Connie W. Delaney; Michael Steinbach; Bonnie L. Westra
  • Discover Improved-Outcome Evidence for Personalized Treatment from Electronic Health Records (EHR)
    Chih-Lin Chi; Peter J. Tonellato
  • Process Improvements from Implementing an Electronic Checklist and Rounds Choreography to the Intensive Care Unit
    Aysen Erdogan; Sumanjit Kaur; Lisbeth Y. Garcia Arguello; Ronaldo A Sevilla Berrios; Adil H Ahmed; Vitaly Herasevich; Brian W Pickering ; Ognjen Gajic
  • Semi-Automated Method to Extract Semantic Information from EHR Flowsheet Data for Pressure Ulcer Research
    Steven G. Johnson; Jung In Park; Matthew Byrne; Beverly Christie; Lisiane Pruinelli; Suzan G. Sherman; Bonnie L. Westra
  • Clinical Data Modeling EHR Data for Understanding Factors Related to Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
    Jung In Park; Steven G. Johnson; Matthew Byrne; Beverly Christie; Lisiane Pruinelli; Suzan G. Sherman; Bonnie L. Westra
  • Customized Reference Ranges for Laboratory Values Decrease False Positive Alerts in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Christopher Schmickl; Oguz Kilickaya; Adil Ahmed; Juan Pulido; James Onigkeit; Kianoush Kashani; Ognjen Gajic; Vitaly Herasevich; Brian W. Pickering
  • ProcessAWARE: Patient Outcomes and Resource Utilization Changes following Implementing an Electronic Rounding Checklist in the Intensive Care Unit
    Ronaldo A. Sevilla Berrios; Sumanjit Kaur; Aysen Erdogan; Lisbeth Y. Garcia Arguello; John C. OHoro; Adil Ahmed; Vitaly Herasevich; Brian W. Pickering; Ognjen Gajic

2012 Annual Symposium

2012 Annual Symposium

November 3-7
Chicago, IL

Student paper competition
IHI alumni Dimeji Farri, PhD and Riea Moon, PhD were both selected as one of eight students to compete in the prestigious AMIA student paper competition.
Dimeji placed third in the competition.
Congratulations to you both!

Student working group
IHI PhD candidate, Rui Zhang was elected chair of the 2013 AMIA student working group.

Pre-symposium working group

  • Vitaly Herasevich, Peter Haug, Jim Fackler, Willa Drummond, John Zaleski, Brian Pickering, Kathryn Gibb Kuttler, Saif Khairat, Jeremy Pamplin “Intensive Care Informatics”


  • Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt; Tiffany Kelley; Edmond Ramly; Ryan Shaw; Saif Khairat; Frank Sonnenberg. AMIA-0239-A2012.R1. The Paths Toward Informatics Careers in the Post-HITECH Era



  • Terrence Adam. AMIA-0862-A2012.R1. Computational Pharmacoepidemiology: Applied Informatics for Drug Safety
  • Michael Grove. AMIA-0386-A2012. The Need for a Complex Intervention Ontology to Support Translational Research: A Model for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Interventions
  • Era Kim; Karen Monsen; David Pieczkiewicz. AMIA-0488-A2012. Visualizing Omaha System Nursing Interventions Via Stream Graphs
  • Heather Petermann. AMIA-0734-A2012. Medication Disruption Algorithms in Chronic Use of Controlled Substances
  • Mehrdad Rafiei AMIA-0655-A2012. Identifying Information Types in Lung Nodule CT-Scan Reports
  • Ryan Sandefer AMIA-0168-A2012. Meaningful Use Quality Reporting: Multiple Roles, Measures, and Facilities
  • Tamara Schmidt-Hegge; Karen Monsen; Bonnie Westra. AMIA-0610-A2012. An Ontology of The Omaha System: Uncovering Challenges to Ontological Development and Mapping

2011 Annual Symposium

2011 Annual Symposium

October 22-26
Washington, DC

Student paper competition
Rui Zhang, Health Informatics PhD student, was one of the eight finalists in the student paper competition.



  • Understanding Clinician Information Demands and Consumption of Clinical Documents in Electronic Health Record Systems
    Oladimeji F. Farri MBBS, Serguei V. Pakhomov, PhD, Terrence J. Adam MD, PhD, David S. Pieczkiewicz, PhD, Genevieve B. Melton MA, MD, FACS
  • Development of a personalized web-based data management system for physiological and metabolomic data integration in systems biology research
    Priyaranjan Tokachichu, M.S, Gregory J Beilman, MD
  • An Evaluation of the Impact of Additional Longitudinal Data on High-Throughput Clinical Phenotyping for Identifying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Subjects
    Wei-Qi Wei MM, Cynthia L. Leibson, PhD, Jeanine E. Ransom, Abel N. Kho, MD, MS, and Christopher G. Chute MD, DrPH