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AMA Wire - 09/29/2014

3 questions you should know how to answer by Sept. 30

Physicians’ financial data under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, also known as the “Open Payments” program, will be released to the public Tuesday. While your data might not make it into the local news, chances are your patients or others you know will ask you about it. Learn the three common questions you’ll hear—and how to answer them.

AMA Wire - 09/29/2014

How AMA has advocated for Sunshine Act implementation overhaul

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rolls out the online database of physicians’ financial interactions with manufacturers of drugs and medical devices Tuesday, troubling questions remain about the accuracy of the data and the lack of context with which it is being presented.

AMA Wire - 09/29/2014

5 superforces that are radically changing medicine

It’s no secret that the health care environment and the way physicians practice medicine today is vastly different from only a few years ago—but what’s to come in the future? Jay Walker, TEDMED curator, shared what he believes are the five superforces that will radically change the practice of medicine. Walker discussed these superforces during TEDMED 2014, which took place earlier this month in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

AMA Wire - 09/26/2014

Get exclusive sneak preview of AMA-sponsored PBS documentary

Attendees of the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting will enjoy a sneak preview of a PBS documentary supported by the AMA at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

AMA Wire - 09/26/2014

Med schools preparing students for rapid changes

How will physicians practice medicine in 2050—and how can medical schools train today’s students to be prepared? Physician educators tackled this question earlier this week during a special consortium meeting at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, where the 11 medical school recipients of AMA grants discussed how the changes they’re making are preparing tomorrow’s physicians for the rapid changes to come.

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AMA Wire - 09/26/2014

JAMA Highlights: This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

A new article examines the adverse health effects of climate change, and a recent study showed statins were associated with better outcomes in hospitalization for brain hemorrhage.