AMIA Launching COVID-19 Webinar Series Today

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Shifting Sands: How Policymakers are Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic and What it Means for Health Informatics Professionals

April 2, 202012:00PM- 1:00PM,EDTFee: Free for AMIA members and non-members; no fee.Presenters: Jeff Smith, MPP; Joseph Kannry, MD; Susan Hull, MSN, RN-BC, NEA, FAMIA

AMIA is announcing a new COVID-19 Webinar Series to highlight how the informatics community is addressing this global pandemic from all angles. From front-line informaticians and public health informaticists, to clinical and bioinformatics researchers, AMIA’s members are uniquely positioned to leverage data and evidence in the fight against COVID-19.

The AMIA COVID-19 Webinar Series will look at the pandemic through a health informatics lens and is designed to share informatics responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will share their specific domain expertise, including clinical informatics, public health informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and consumer health informatics. We will also have special emphasis webinars covering topics related to global health, telemedicine, and public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning the week of March 30, AMIA will host a series of 60-minute webinars on specific pieces of this wildly complex situation and highlight how individuals and organizations are using informatics to address critical issues. The Series will begin with an overview of Public Policy issues, including shifts in the regulatory landscape and new legislation developed by the US Congress. Next, the Series will pivot internationally to focus on key global health issues being tackled around the world. Register for the first webinar in the series by clicking here:

We hope this Series helps highlight why informatics is so important to combatting the novel coronavirus and will demonstrate how our community of informatics experts are leading the way.

The first webinar of the COVID-19 Series will be an overview of Public Policy issues, including shifts in the regulatory landscape and new legislation passed by the US Congress. We will focus on the key health informatics policy issues to watch and discuss additional steps that may be needed to address this ongoing epidemic.

Please join us Thursday, April 2 at 12:00pm EST by registering here:  

Additional webinars in this Series will be announced shortly and will be produced over the course of several weeks. These webinars are for both members and should-be members of AMIA. Please feel free to pass along to colleagues and promote publicly.

Keep up to date on COVID-19-related activities and conversations by joining AMIA’s COVID-19 Community & Discussion Forum (…)

Speaker Information

Jeffery Smith, MPP
Vice President of Public Policy

Joseph Kannry, MD
Lead Technical Informaticist
Mount Sinai Health System
Chair, AMIA Public Policy Committee

Chief Health Information Officer
CareLoop, Inc.
Member, AMIA Public Policy Committee
Co-Chair, Alliance for Nursing Informatics

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