In May 2021 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed revision to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals. The key recommendation from a public health standpoint is the requirement that all four core public health measures – Syndromic Surveillance Reporting; Immunization Registry Reporting; Electronic Case Reporting; and Electronic Reportable Laboratory Result Reporting – all become required measures starting in calendar year 2022.
Dr. Noam H. Arzt, president of HLN Consulting, LLC, has been named a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Dr. Arzt joins 129 of his colleagues in the inaugural class of fellows. The fellowshiip was created to recognize AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who have contributed to the betterment of the organization.
A member of AMIA since 1998, Dr. Arzt has been a leader in public health informatics for many years. He has been active in various AMIA task forces and workgroups, and has been a speaker at AMIA conferences, events, and webinars. “I feel honored to be recognized by my peers. AMIA is the premier medical informatics organization, and I look forward to continuing engagement with my colleagues to promote excellence in our field,” said Dr. Arzt.
“The establishment of FAMIA marks a watershed moment for the profession of health informatics,” said Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, AMIA President and CEO. “This credential is the new hallmark of applied informatics professionals. Professionals who brandish FAMIA signal to patients, employers, and colleagues that they are steeped in evidence-based practice and engaged with a community of life-long learners who apply the latest advances in informatics to improve health and health care.”
New Fellows will be inducted into FAMIA at the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference, in Atlanta, April 30 – May 2, 2019.
For more information on the AMIA Fellowship program, see the official AMIA press release.