The paper “Bridging Organizational Divides in Health Care: An Ecological View of Health Information Exchange” published in the first issue of the new JMIR Medical Informatics journal, is a finalist for the Diana Forsythe Award from the People and Organizational Issues Working Group of AMIA. The award "honors a paper that best exemplifies the spirit and scholarship of Diana Forsythe’s work at the intersection of informatics and social sciences.” The award will be given at the closing session for AMIA in November 2014.
"Just being a finalist is a huge honor because it is a highly competitive pool of papers.", says lead author Kim Unertl, Assistant Professor at the
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University. "The online format of JMIR Medical Informatics played a huge role in the final quality of this paper, because making the content fit within the word limits of many print journals would have been challenging and would have required fundamentally altering the direction and content of the paper.".
JMIR Medical Informatics is a new sister journal of JMIR, the worlds' leading ehealth journal.