electronic health records (EHRs)

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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 Board Chair: HHS Should Address EHR Usability Issues Immediately

Staff Writer | American Medical Association | May 15, 2013

The government needs to act quickly to remedy the impaired usability of electronic health records (EHR) if the technology's touted benefits are to be realized, AMA Board of Trustees Chair Steven J. Stack, MD (left), told officials during a federal hearing last week. 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 CEO Calls Digital Products Modern-Day ‘Snake Oil’

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | June 13, 2016

When it comes to electronic health record technology, the American Medical Association has been an outspoken critic about what it perceives as the shortcomings of EHRs, voicing the widespread dissatisfaction of the doctors who use the systems. However, the nation’s largest physician group is now taking aim at new and emerging health IT technologies—such as mobile healthcare apps—that it believes are leading to practice disruption...

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AMA CMIO: EHRs Are Falling Short of Meeting the Needs of Doctors

Henry Powderly | Healthcare IT News | February 21, 2017

Health IT vendors are still missing the mark when it comes to answering the needs of America’s burnt-out physicians. “This is not about putting our hands up and saying stop innovation,” said Michael Hodgkins, MD, vice president and chief medical information officer at the American Medical Association. “It is simply about the need to focus on evidence, accuracy, how it’s integrated with our EHRs and how it’s integrated within our practice”...

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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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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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Ambulatory Docs Unhappy With Their EHRs

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | November 17, 2013

Physicians may be adopting electronic health records in record numbers, but more than half are still dissatisfied with them, according to a new study from IDC Health Insights.  

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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 »