Dr. Christine Hudak Named Fellow of the AMIA
The prestigious American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced their most recent group of named Fellows on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Among the 2020 Inductees was the School of Information’s Christine Hudak, Ph.D. This honor is bestowed in recognition of Dr. Hudak's accomplishments and achievements in the application of informatics.
Dr. Hudak said of becoming a fellow, "Recognition by peers is a testament to one's work. Being named a Fellow of AMIA, particularly because of its interdisciplinary nature, is a huge honor."
This achievement acknowledges Dr. Hudak's expertise in evidence-based informatics practice as well as her engagement with a community of professionals who apply the latest advances in informatics to improve health and health care.
A member of the iSchool faculty since 2012, Dr, Hudak brings more than 30 years of experience in the health care field to the position. Widely recognized as an author, co-author, and presenter on topics relating to health informatics, she is also a peer reviewer for numerous professional journals, including the British Medical Journal, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics and the Journal of Online Learning.
Her research interests include educational technology in health care education, university based training for health information technology, use of emerging technologies in the delivery of health care and Public Health informatics. Dr. Hudak has also been named one of Health Information & Management Systems Society's Most Influential Women in Health IT in 2019 and is a Fellow of the Health Information Management Systems Society.
Health informatics is a growing field, especially in areas like Northeast Ohio where there are concentrations of medical facilities and providers. As the range of information collected continues to expand in online electronic health records, Dr. Hudak sees exponential growth in job opportunities for students and alumni.
For more information about the discipline, visit the iSchool's Health Informatics program page.
The AMIA is a professional scientific association formed by the merger of three health information organizations in 1988. For more than 35 years, members of AMIA and its honorific college, ACMI, have sponsored meetings, policy and research programs related to the field of health informatics. The association seeks to transform health care through science, education and the practice of informatics, leading to better outcomes for all.