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AMA Wire - 04/21/2014

What makes a successful hospital-physician relationship

Health care delivery models—and relationships between hospitals and physicians—are changing rapidly, but until more systems implement new models, the traditional structure isn’t going away, according to discussions from an industry conference highlighted in an April 18 Health Affairs blog post.

AMA Wire - 04/21/2014

New bill would free physicians to help victims of disasters

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last month could clear the way for out-of-state physicians to be able to lend their skills to the victims of federally declared disasters, preventing a repeat of the New Orleans catastrophes of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita when medical volunteers were turned away as the result of vague liability laws.

AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

How supercomputers will change med ed, medical practice

Remember when Watson, the IBM supercomputer, competed against champions on the trivia game show Jeopardy! and won? The same technology could be interlaced into the practice of tomorrow’s physicians, necessitating a change in today’s medical education curriculum.

AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

Achieving a resilient medical family: Special session June 9

Professional satisfaction isn’t just affected by issues in your practice—matters at home have an impact, too. Learn about the resilient medical family’s challenges and solutions at an education session June 9 during the AMA Alliance National Conference in Chicago.

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AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies show thyroid disease risk varies among blacks, Asians and whites, and free drug samples can change prescribing habits of dermatologists.

AMA Wire - 04/17/2014

Physicians explain how to divvy payments in new models of care

Adopting care delivery reforms in your practice can help you achieve better physician-led, patient-centered care and increase your professional satisfaction. New resources from the AMA can help guide you through an appropriate payment system for new models of care.

AMA Wire - 04/17/2014

Creating the academic medical center of the future

As residents train to become the practicing physicians of tomorrow, academic medical centers (AMC) are evaluating their futures as well, seeking to understand how to leverage their size, unique services and market prominence. A recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) revealed key determinants in the successful AMC of the future.