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Professor inducted as Fellow into American College of Medical Informatics


Professor inducted as Fellow into American College of Medical Informatics

Monday 24 November 2014

A Professor of Nursing Health and Informatics at the University of Salford has been inducted as one of 19 Fellows into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

Nicholas Hardiker received the honour on Sunday, November 16 at a ceremony during the American College of Medical Informatics (AMIA) 2014 Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics, where 2,500 informatics professionals gather for five days of workshops, scientific sessions, and educational panels on topics including translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics, consumer informatics and applied clinical and operational informatics.

Professor Hardiker, who is also  Associate Head (Research & Innovation) of the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, said: “ACMI is one of the most prestigious and influential organisations in my area of research and I fell very honoured to have been welcomed by such distinguished colleagues”

Professor Hardiker has a background in Nursing and has Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. He has more than 20 years’ experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. Nick holds an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA and is Director of the International Council of Nurses’ eHealth Programme. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care.

ACMI President Dr Alexa McCray, PhD, FACMI, Director of Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School,  welcomed the esteemed new Fellows to the College and said: “The election of ACMI Fellows represents the strength and diversity of biomedical informatics with recognition of 19 accomplished individuals who are subject matter experts in the science of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy practicing in domains as varied as academic institutions, delivery systems, government, and industry. It reflects the growing impact of the field in healthcare.”

ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers. Incorporated in 1984, ACMI 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 AMIA was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an entity within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations.

AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals in the United States, serves as the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals and plays an important national and international 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. To find out more about AMIA click here.