American Medical Association (AMA)

Frustrated doctor
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 16, 2015
As the year draws to a close, more physician groups are making the case that stringent regulations and suboptimal technology have left physicians spending too much time grappling with their electronic health records.
Steven J. Stack, MD
By Bernie Monegain 11:17 am December 16, 2015
The association, which represents nearly 225,000 members across the country, said the program needs to accommodate the needs of physicians and patients while focusing on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records.
Capitol Hill
By Bernie Monegain 10:43 am December 08, 2015
Health IT Now, along with with eight other organizations, some of them health IT vendors, are calling on Congress to stay the course on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program.
By Mike Miliard 09:48 am December 08, 2015
Carequality, a public-private collaborative working as part of the Sequoia Project (formerly known as Healtheway) to drive more efficient data exchange, has launched an interoperability framework it says will be useful to a diverse array stakeholders.
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am November 06, 2015
The rallying cry to do something about the meaningful use program is getting louder and more insistent. Will it make a difference?
Digital data
By Kaiser Health News 08:29 am November 05, 2015
For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the individual patient. But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced -- and taught.
Medical students
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am November 04, 2015
By adding 20 leading medical schools to the 11 already participating in its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, the AMA wants to further "bridge the gaps that exist between how medical students are trained and how healthcare is delivered" in the 21st Century.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am November 02, 2015
The American Medical Association, alongside MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, has launched a new framework to rank EHRs according to their user-centered design.
Frustrated doctor
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am October 05, 2015
In the continued absence of a meaningful use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is calling for an "automatic hardship exemption" to protect docs from circumstances beyond their control.
By Tom Sullivan 04:07 pm October 01, 2015
It's October 1 and the federal government has yet to deliver guidelines for the 90-day reporting period. CMS might be out of options on this one.

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