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Faculty Detail    
Name AMY WANG
 
Campus Address THT 142 Zip 0000
Phone  (20-5) -734
E-mail  amyywang@uab.edu
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Education
Undergraduate  Washington University      Bachelor of Arts 
Medical School  Northwestern University      Doctor of Medicine 
Residency  University of Illinois at Chicago-St. Francis Hospital      Residency in Family Medicine 
Graduate  Oregon Health & Science University      Master of Biomedical Informatics 

Certifications
Family Medicine   
Clinical Informatics   


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - General Internal Medicine Associate Professor
Secondary  Family & Community Medicine   Family & Community Medicine Chair Office Associate Professor
Center  Informatics Institute  Informatics Institute Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Amy Y. Wang is Associate Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine. A board-certified family physician, she is one of the first physicians to become board certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics. Her areas of expertise include health terminologies and ontologies, health standards, electronic health records (EHRs), and informatics education. Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Wang was Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Faculty Director of Health Informatics Graduate Programs at Northwestern University. She has many years of experience in applied informatics in the private sector, focusing on improving the capture, exchange, and use of patient information through health terminologies and standards. As Director of Knowledge and Chief Medical Officer at Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), she developed and implemented health terminologies for EHRs, helping health organizations standardize their documentation and transition to ICD-10-CM. She also developed and implemented clinical content for Greenway Health's EHR system. While at the College of American Pathologists (CAP), she served on the international team that designed and developed SNOMED CT, a comprehensive health terminology and international standard. She later served as a U.S. representative on the Content Committee of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO, now SNOMED International). She advised the international community on the content development of SNOMED CT, which is now used in over 30 countries. Dr. Wang teaches at Northwestern University as Adjunct Associate Professor and serves as Member of the Maintenance of Certification Committee and the Women in AMIA Career Advancement Committee for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Family Physicians  Fellow  www.aafp.org 
American Medical Informatics Association  Member  www.amia.org 



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Integrating health information with decision making and research
Description
The effective capture, exchange, and use of health information promotes quality and engagement throughout the healthcare and research enterprises. Good health terminologies and standards are essential for the optimal use of health information for decision making and research.

Keywords
Biomedical terminologies and ontologies, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical informatics