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National Quality Forum picks AMIA for national priorities partnership
Date:11/3/2010

ical informatics scientists," said Dr. Shortliffe, "And informatics expertise is not created quickly. In health care, clinicians are beginning to recognize that they need the support of information science to practice in the 21st century, where much of the world's exploding knowledge base and data is digital. Expanding capacity to promote informatics education as a requirement for effective health care delivery is an important part of what AMIA can bring to national priorities and to a national strategy."

The NPP delivered recommendations in October 2010 to Secretary Sebelius for a set of eight national priorities and goals: patient and family engagement, safety, care coordination, palliative and end-of-life care, equitable access, elimination of overuse, population health, and infrastructure supports. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracted with the National Quality Forum to convene NPP to provide input on a proposed framework for the National Quality Strategy and offer recommendations for a set of national priorities and goals

As an NPP member, AMIA will serve as the voice of the nation's top biomedical and health informatics professionals. AMIA plays an important role in medicine, health care, and science, encouraging the use of data, information and knowledge to improve both human health and delivery of healthcare services. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry, committed to driving health improvements and improving health care delivery.


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Contact: Nancy Light
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301-657-5903
American Medical Informatics Association
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