American Medical Association (AMA)

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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 Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to be HHS Secretary

Press Release | American Medical Association | November 29, 2016

The American Medical Association strongly supports the nomination of Dr. Tom Price to become the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). His service as a physician, state legislator and member of the U.S. Congress provides a depth of experience to lead HHS. Dr. Price has been a leader in the development of health policies to advance patient choice and market-based solutions as well as reduce excessive regulatory burdens that diminish time devoted to patient care and increase costs...

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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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AMA Takes Issue With Meaningful Use Penalties

Marisa Torrieri | HealthcareDIVE | December 19, 2014

American Medical Association president-elect Steven J. Sack, MD, issued a statement expressing his organization's disapproval of CMS' forthcoming penalties against physicians who aren't meeting meaningful use requirements under its EHR Incentive Program...

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AMA-led Group Asks Feds to Redo EHR Testing Program

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 23, 2015

The American Medical Association is calling for an overhaul of a federal program to test and certify electronic health-record systems for suitability in the EHR incentive-payment program. Its request has been joined by 34 other medical specialty societies and healthcare professional organizations. Read More »

AMA: ICD-10 Costs More Expensive Than Prior Estimates

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 12, 2014

ICD-10 implementation costs will be more expensive--in some cases more than three times previous cost estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published Wednesday by the American Medical Association. Read More »

American Medical Association Finally On Board With EHR Views Expressed On This Blog Since 2004

InformaticsMD | Health Care Renewal | May 17, 2013

It seems to have taken awhile, but organized medicine seems to finally be recognizing that today's commercial health IT is not quite the revolutionizing, transformative, plug-and-play panacea to healthcare's ills it is often touted as... Read More »

American Medical Association’s Problem with the Lack of EHR Usability

Earlier this week Joe Conn, reporter for Modern Healthcare, broke the story that the American Medical Association (AMA) and 34 other medical specialty societies and organizations had sent a 9-page scathing letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) demanding a major overhaul of the government’s electronic health record (EHR) policies. According to Conn...

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Another Letter To Washington, From A Physician On The Front Lines.

Matthew Moeller | Caduceus Blog | March 30, 2013

Due to the tremendous popularity of Dr. Moeller’s original post as well as some of the critiques and questions it raised, Dr. Moeller has written this follow-up post in response. Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance: How Industrial Agriculture Lies With Statistics

Robert Lawrence | Huffington Post | January 23, 2014

...The website of the Alliance, a coalition of corporations and trade associations that make up a who's who of industrial agriculture, says the organization wants "to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today's food is grown and raised." It appears, however, that the organization is more concerned with countering increasing awareness of the public health and environmental harms associated with industrialized agriculture...

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Are Med Schools Failing Future Docs?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 7, 2013

As the most-wired generation works toward their degrees – and gears up to practice in a whole new healthcare world – some are rethinking how much IT should be taught. Read More »

As Vermont Goes Single Payer, So Goes The Nation?

Molly Worthen | SundayReview | April 5, 2014

Three years ago, Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, signed a bill creating Green Mountain Care: a single-payer system in which, if all goes according to plan, the state will regulate doctors’ fees and cover Vermonters’ medical bills.

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Big Cyber Hack Of Health Records Is 'Only A Matter Of Time'

David Pittman | Politico Pro | July 1, 2014

The health world is flirting with disaster, say the experts who monitor crime in cyberspace. A hack that exposes the medical and financial records of tens of thousands of patients is coming, they say — it’s only a matter of when...

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