American Medical Association (AMA)

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23% Of Medical Practices Considering EHR Switch, Survey Reveals

Brandon Glenn | Medical Economics | February 19, 2013

A new survey of nearly 17,000 active electronic health records (EHR) system users found that about 23% of currently implemented physician practices are frustrated enough to consider switching vendors. Read More »

500 Groups Urge Congress To Kill IPAB

Julie Bird | FierceHealthcare | April 26, 2013

Pressure continues building to kill Medicare's Independent Payment Advisory Board, with more than 500 organizations banding together to send a letter to Congress on Thursday urging its repeal. Read More »

A Doctor's Declaration Of Independence

Daniel F. Craviotto | The Wall Street Journal | April 28, 2014

It's time to defy health-care mandates issued by bureaucrats not in the healing profession.

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Allscripts Joins Race for DOD EHR Contract as $11B Offer Looms

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 26, 2014

Allscripts, CSC, and Hewlett-Packard have announced that they are teaming up against Epic and IBM to bid for a massive Department of Defense EHR overhaul, it looks like new battle lines are being drawn in the quest to secure up to $11 billion from the ten to fifteen year contract to revamp the ailing health IT infrastructure of one of the most complex healthcare systems in the world. Read More »

AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | November 16, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health applications (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice. During the AMA Interim Meeting, physicians voted to approve a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mHealth apps and associated devices that are accurate, effective, safe and secure...

AMA Applauds Senators' Efforts To Fix EHR Meaningful Use

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | September 24, 2013

Physicians are eager to implement EHRs, but overly aggressive timeline could have harmful, unintended consequences Read More »

AMA Call To Action On Health Records Should Tell Doctors To Heal Themselves

The American Medical Association (AMA) is one of the most powerful and well-known institutions in this country. Opposition from the AMA helped to bury hopes for universal healthcare back in the Harry Truman presidency, and now the AMA maintains a stranglehold on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and therefore on any innovation in reporting medical services. So when the AMA puts out a press release titled AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability, describing the serious usability problems of EHRs, and announcing the release of their “solution” white paper titled Improving Care: Priorities to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability, headlines get made and policy-makers start to stir. Can a snap of the fingers by the AMA bring the EHR industry in line? Read More »

AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability

Press Release | American Medical Association | September 16, 2014

Building on its landmark study with RAND Corp. confirming that discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) is taking a significant toll on physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) today called for solutions to EHR systems that have neglected usability as a necessary feature. Responding to the urgent physician need for better designed EHR systems, the AMA today released a new frameworkPDF FIle outlining eight priorities for improving EHR usability to benefit caregivers and patients. Read More »

AMA Calls For Reduced Requirements, Penalties For MU Program

Beth Walsh | Innovation + Technology | May 13, 2014

The American Medical Association (AMA) has a long list of ideas to make the Meaningful Use (MU) program better for physicians and shared its recommendations in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)...

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AMA Immediate Past President Challenges Healthcare IT Leaders to Fix EHRs

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | August 11, 2016

Speaking both as a practicing emergency physician and as the immediate past president of the American Medical Association (AMA), Steven J. Stack, M.D., challenged the healthcare IT leaders in his audience on Thursday to do everything possible to encourage improvements in electronic health record (EHR) technology for the sake of frustrated physicians, when he delivered the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, sponsored by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2—a sister organization to Healthcare Informatics under the Vendome Group, LLC corporate umbrella) at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville, in Nashville, Tenn...

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AMA Pleads For More User-Friendly EHRs

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | September 16, 2014

The American Medical Association is targeting the usability—or lack thereof—of electronic health-record systems as part of a broader campaign to improve physician satisfaction...

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AMA Responds To CMS Regarding Meaningful Use Penalties For Eligible Professionals

Press Release | American Medical Association | December 17, 2014

"The American Medical Association (AMA) is appalled by news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today that more than 50 percent of eligible professionals will face penalties under the Meaningful Use program in 2015, a number that is even worse than we anticipated...

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AMA Says EHRs Create 'Appalling Catch-22' For Docs

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | May 3, 2013

As the healthcare industry moves to EHRs, the medical record has essentially been reduced to a tool for billing, compliance, and litigation that also has a sustained negative impact on doctors' productivity, according to Steven J. Stack, MD, chair of the American Medical Association’s board of trustees. Read More »

AMA Says EHRs Create 'Appalling Catch-22' For Docs - And Just How Many Experts Does It Take To Screw In A Light Bulb, Anyway?

Staff Writer | Health Care Renewal | May 5, 2013

At some point, so-called EHR "experts" and pundits need to stop being accommodated for their having ignored years of warnings, complaints, "anecdotes" -a particularly egregious term that comes from those who don't understand risk management, especially academics of the echo chamber-egghead subspecies (link) - and other signs that health IT is not a beneficent, omniscient gift from the Lords of Kobol. Read More »

AMA Study: Technological, Administrative Demands Cutting Into Physicians’ Face Time With Patients

Press Release | American Medical Association | September 6, 2016

Technological and administrative obstacles are significantly cutting into available time for physicians to engage with patients. Nearly half a physician's office day is now filled by data entry into electronic medical records (EHRs) and administrative desk work, according to a new time-motion study conducted by experts at the American Medical Association (AMA) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system. The study results were published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

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