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Robert M. Wah, MD

AMA Wire - 09/18/2014

AMA Viewpoints: All I want for Health IT Week is an EHR overhaul

Usability is the main shortcoming of electronic health record (EHR) technology today. As we’re observing National Health IT Week through Friday, now is a perfect time to call for EHR systems that better serve physicians and our patients. That’s why the AMA just released a new framework for improving EHR usability, writes AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, in an AMA Viewpoints post.

AMA Wire - 09/18/2014

See how your cash flow compares to other practices

What’s your practice’s cash flow score? Learn how your practice compares against industry benchmarks in setting payment expectations and supporting front and back office billing processes. A free interactive webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 25 shows you how. Register now.

AMA Wire - 09/18/2014

How students and residents are saving GME

Medical students and trainees took to social media last week, calling for Congress to support graduate medical education (GME) and bringing attention to the impending physician shortage during Save GME Week.

AMA Wire - 09/16/2014

8 top challenges and solutions for making EHRs usable

It’s no secret that many physicians are unhappy with their electronic health record (EHR) systems, thanks in large part to cumbersome processes and limited features that get in the way of patient care. Now a panel of experts has called for EHR overhaul, outlining the eight top challenges and solutions for improving EHR usability for physicians and their patients.

AMA Wire - 09/17/2014

16 states let doctors get CME for state licensure at the JAMA Network

Physicians in 16 states can fulfill continuing medical education (CME) requirements for state medical licensure in one expert online resource: The JAMA Network. And for AMA members, this service is entirely free. Find out whether you’re in one of these states.

AMA Wire - 09/17/2014

New practice training program comes right to your office

If you’re interested in getting your practice up to speed on the latest coding guidelines and information, turn to a new on-site consultation program: “Train With AMA.” By following five easy steps, you can bring expert AMA training directly to your practice.