Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, the UF College of Nursing’s Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair and co-director for the Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality, has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association, or AMIA.
Carrington is among a class of 154 professionals being recognized for applying informatics skills and knowledge toward the goals of enhanced personal and population health, improved organizational performance and learning, and individual empowerment in their health, care, and research. Carrington is the first from the College of Nursing to be named a fellow of AMIA and will be formally inducted at the AMIA 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference in May.
“I’m delighted to welcome our third class of AMIA fellows,” said Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, AMIA Board Chair and Program Director of Research at the Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety, Research, and Practice. “The FAMIA credential recognizes the successes of applied informatics professionals. The clinical informatics community continues to grow each year, and I am proud that these individuals have chosen AMIA to be their professional home.”
Being named a fellow signals to patients, employers and colleagues that Carrington is an expert in evidence-based informatics practice and engaged with a community of life-long learners who apply the latest advances in informatics to improve health and health care.
“I am humbled to have been recognized by my peers for this honor,” Carrington said. “Since joining as a doctoral student, AMIA has been my informatics home, where I have learned from leaders in informatics who have shaped my career. With this honor, I stand on the shoulders of those who have come before me and paved the way for my research, teaching and service, so that I can contribute to moving informatics forward and improving patient outcomes.”
Joining the UF College of Nursing in January, Carrington is internationally known for her areas of expertise in informatics, electronic health record, human factors and communication. Her research focuses on nurse-to-nurse communication of a clinical event or change in patient condition using the electronic health record. She uses techniques in qualitative research and natural language processing to analyze nurse-to-nurse communication and decision-making associated with a clinical event.
Carrington has been a long-time active member of AMIA. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the AAN Information Technology Expert Panel.