For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates elected Dr. Patrice Harris to become its next president in 2019, becoming the first black woman to lead the organization in its 171-year history.
The American Medical Association voted Tuesday in favor of supporting a ban on all assault-style weapons as part of a sweeping agenda focused on addressing gun violence.
The American Medical Association's governing body seems to be rethinking the group's stance on physician-assisted suicide.
The American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have developed a new way to reimburse physicians who treat patients for opioid use disorder.
Advanced practice nurses are urging the American Medical Association to rescind a recent decision to launch a campaign focused on limiting independent practice of non-physician practitioners across state lines.
The American Medical Association wants more frequent screenings of pregnant and postpartum women for depression.
The American Medical Association is throwing its hat into the data and interoperability game with the launch of the Integrated Health Model Initiative, which will develop a framework for the industry to collect, organize and share health data that complements the ONC's standards work.
Public health leaders say hate crimes have a negative health impact on victims and communities.
Dr. John Raymond, CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, thinks there is an critical element sorely missing in the training of aspiring physicians: compassion.
The nation's largest doctors' organization is led this year by a family medicine physician from rural Missouri. Modern Healthcare reporters Steven Ross Johnson and Maria Castellucci spoke with Dr. David Barbe. The following is an edited transcript.