Healthcare information technology will have a featured role in the upcoming American Medical Associations House of Delegates meeting, which opens Saturday and runs through June 17 in Chicago.
Delegates from 180 medical societies are scheduled to attend. A session giving an overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will start off the Monday session at 8 a.m. CT, followed by an 11 a.m. session on creating a quality improvement culture.
In addition, several House of Delegates reference committees will be dealing with IT-related issues, including a task force report on the release of physician data in response to the Consumers Checkbook request and subsequent lawsuit to obtain physician-linked Medicare claims data. The report sets guidelines by which the AMA would approve release of physicians data.
Two other resolutions before the AMA policymaking body deal with allowing physicians to write electronic prescriptions for certain Drug Enforcement Agency-regulated drugs.