A growing number of medical schools in the U.S. are immersing students in the nitty-gritty of direct patient contact and care from the start of their training. The schools' aim is to produce physicians who are more in tune with team-based and patient-centered care.
The American Medical Association launched a company Monday in San Francisco that aims to develop new products and tools to improve healthcare. Chicago-based AMA, which has about 235,000 members nationwide, has invested $15 million in the for-profit project called Health2047.
Last week, healthcare providers got more big doses of the Obama administration's prescription for improving quality by tying Medicare payments to performance. It still isn't going down easy.
For the first time, Medicare has published quality performance scores for individual physicians, but only for those who have volunteered data—however, technical glitches have prevented some physicians from submitting the data.
Hospital and physician groups, facing a looming deadline on major changes to reimbursement, say the CMS needs better measures and reporting methods before it ties physician pay to quality and outcomes.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to support a ban on direct-to-consumer drug and medical-device advertising, saying the ads drive up the demand for more expensive treatments.
The American Medical Association House of Delegates decided Monday that proposed recommendations for ethical practices in telemedicine did not clearly address medical liability concerns and sent them back to the authors for more work. A previous iteration of the proposed policies received the same...
Congress should intervene to “refocus” the federal meaningful-use program for electronic health records, says a coalition of 111 medical societies led by the American Medical Association.
Only three electronic health-record systems got perfect scores for usability—two made by Allscripts and one by McKesson Corp.—out of 20 products rated by the American Medical Association and a group of researchers.
The American Medical Association is playing catch-up to the already explosive growth in telemedicine, according to physicians involved in the AMA's new work group tasked with cranking out billing codes for the technology-enabled encounters.
In 2010, Humana shelled out nearly $800 million for occupational and urgent-care provider Concentra, starting a small wave of insurers buying providers. But it turns out insurers are more interested in striking new types of contracts with providers than owning them.
Training in 21st century medicine must be aimed at creating health team leaders. They must be able to work closely with other professionals, understand population health and health policy, and know how to work within the social and economic constraints now reshaping their industry.