It’s a fun time to be
in informatics and thanks to the members who have participated in AMIA over the years, we look forward to
participating in the first ever “Informatics Week in Chicago as an
Chicago, IL (August 7,
2012) - 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 efficiency of healthcare for the citizens of Chicago and the
nation.” He continues that “Chicago is the home to thousands of health care
providers that use informatics-based tools and numerous corporations that
provide informatics solutions and hire informatics professionals.”
Further, in his Proclamation, he notes that “Chicago is a center for
informatics research and education.”
This event is the first of its kind in Chicago and highlights the rapidly
growing importance of healthcare informatics to the region. It coincides
with the world’s premier scientific meeting for biomedical and health
informatics, the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, being held in Chicago, November 3
-7, for the first time since 2007.
The AMIA Annual Symposium is the world's premier
scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics.
Academy members will be allowed special rates—more to come very soon with