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AMA Wire - 07/29/2014

How your EHR can help get hypertension under control: Study

Applying certain computer-based algorithms to an electronic health record (EHR) system could help identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension, according to a new study in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

AMA Wire - 07/29/2014

Bill would fund residency slots for underserved areas

A recent federal bill is seeking to authorize grants for graduate medical education (GME) positions in states that have a low rate of medical residents relative to the general population, increasing residency slots in needed areas.

AMA Wire - 07/28/2014

Proposed EHR meaningful use changes still miss the mark

Recent changes proposed for the electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program are important ones, physicians are telling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but they don’t get at the heart of the problem.

AMA Wire - 07/28/2014

Addiction treatment to get a boost under new federal bill

In an effort to help get one of the nation’s most pressing epidemics under control, a new bill was introduced to the U.S. Senate Wednesday with the goal of changing federal restrictions that can get in the way of providing life-saving medication assisted therapies for patients who suffer from opioid addiction.

AMA Wire - 07/28/2014

Free symposium will equip IMGs to enter residency programs

If you’re an international medical graduate (IMG) trying to secure a residency slot for U.S. training, a special symposium the evening of Aug. 14 in New York City can give you the insights you need to successfully navigate the 2015 Match.

AMA Wire - 07/25/2014

Project gets underway to ensure sustainable med school innovations

How can a medical school completely change its curriculum in a smooth, efficient and sustainable way? By applying principles of business organizational change to medical schools, faculty at some of the schools participating in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Education consortium are seeking to measure schools’ readiness for change and ways to ensure changes can be maintained over time.

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AMA Wire - 07/25/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies found that the annual HIV diagnosis rate in the United States decreased more than 30 percent from 2002 to 2011, with declines observed in several key populations, and that men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events, suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some.