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AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

Physician tells how her practice re-imagined care delivery

The way care is delivered can have drastic effects on patients’ health, even in the treatment of the same illness. One physician shares her experience in the differences between fee-for-service and value-based care, and how these differences have directly affected her patients’ health outcomes.

AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

Time running out to review Sunshine data—and it isn’t very accurate

Less than two weeks remain for physicians to review and dispute data about their financial interactions with medical device and drug manufacturers before the information goes public Sept. 30. Among physicians who have completed the complicated and time-consuming registration process, 62 percent found serious inaccuracies with the data in their reports, according to newly released survey findings.

AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

How two schools are embracing a new science in medical education

For future physicians preparing for the complexities of the 21st-century health care system, education beyond basic and clinical sciences can give them the tools they need to succeed in practice and in achieving positive outcomes for their patients. Some medical schools are incorporating the science of health delivery into their education curriculum to meet this need

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AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies show that a hypertension self-management program helps reduce blood pressure for high-risk patients, and lower opioid overdose death rates are associated with state medical marijuana laws.

AMA Wire - 08/28/2014

TEDMED 2014 live streaming: Imagining health and medicine’s future

How are you imagining a healthier world? Explore the possibilities Sept. 10-12 as we hear inspirational perspectives from transformative thinkers in science, health and medicine at TEDMED 2014. Take advantage of your complimentary access to view TEDMED 2014, the annual health and medicine edition of TED, made possible through an exciting partnership between TEDMED and the AMA. Receive a real-time feed of the program Sept. 10-12, or accommodate your busy schedule by watching on-demand Sept. 10-16.

AMA Wire - 08/28/2014

What new physicians need to know about navigating regulations

Transitioning from residency or fellowship into practice is a stressful time, and it’s not made any easier by the many regulatory issues physicians face on a daily basis. Fortunately, new physicians have help in navigating the complicated regulatory environment.