American College of Medical Informatics

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American College of Medical Informatics
Formation1984; 40 years ago (1984)
Legal statusNPO
PurposeLearned society
HeadquartersBethesda, MD
Official language
Kevin Johnson
Key people
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, Past President
Peter Embí, President-Elect
Main organ
Inducted Fellows
Executive Committee

The American College of Medical Informatics[1] (ACMI) is a college of elected fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. Initially incorporated in 1984, the organization later dissolved its separate corporate status to merge with the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI) and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC) when the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an elected body of fellows within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations that guide the organization, its activities, and its relationship with the parent organization. The College is fiscally self-sufficient, and its officers prepare and submit its financial plan annually for approval by the AMIA Board of Directors.


The College was initially created using an election process that assured that the founding fellows would be elected by their peers. Five individuals, Marsden S. Blois, Morris F. Collen, Donald A. B. Lindberg, Thomas E. Piemme, and Edward H. Shortliffe, prepared a ballot of over 100 names of leaders in the field and sent the ballot to all listed individuals.[2] Nominees were asked to vote for 50 colleagues to become the founding fellows, and in this way the initial set of 52 fellows was selected (three individuals were tied for the fiftieth place). The founding fellows then incorporated, elected officers, and initiated a process through which the existing fellows nominate and elect new fellows. Piemme handled office management out of the George Washington University Office of CME; Collen served as the initial interim leader though there were no formal officers until founding fellows elected its first President whose term began on January 1, 1987.

The number of people and international associates elected through the years has now reached close the 300 inducted Fellows of the ACMI, with approximately fifteen to twenty new fellows and international associates elected each year. Photographs of people elected through 1993 were published in the inaugural issue of JAMIA, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, in January 1994, and each year's class of newly elected fellows is published in JAMIA.

Presidents of the College
Name Year Started
Marsden Blois 1987
Homer R. Warner 1989
Octo Barnett 1991
Edward H. Shortliffe 1993
Ed Hammond 1995
Robert Greenes 1997
William Stead 1999
Charles Friedman 2001
Randolph Miller 2003
Judy Ozbolt 2005
Daniel Masys 2007
Joyce Mitchell 2009
James J. Cimino 2011
Alexa T. McCray 2013
Suzanne Bakken 2015
Christopher G. Chute 2017
William Tierney 2019
Genevieve Melton-Meaux 2021
Kevin Johnson 2023

See also


  1. ^ ACMI Web Portal
  2. ^ van Bemmel JH, Ball MJ, Shortliffe EH (2022). "Donald A.B. Lindberg, pioneer in biomedical and health informatics: His involvement in creating professional organizations". Information Services & Use. 42 (1): 21–27. doi:10.3233/ISU-210141. PMC 9116204. PMID 35600129. Retrieved 2024-01-09.

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