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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.

AMA Wire - 09/16/2014

6 things you need to know about hydrocodone reclassification

If you prescribe hydrocodone combination products, prescribing these medications to the patients who need them to alleviate pain just became a more complicated. A new rule from the Drug Enforcement Administration taking effect Oct. 6 reclassifies these drugs as Schedule II controlled substances, prohibiting refills and establishing other restrictions that will require major changes to prescribing practices.

AMA Wire - 09/16/2014

How has your practice controlled hypertension? Be recognized

How are you successfully controlling your patients’ hypertension? Share your methods with your fellow physicians as part of the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge.

AMA Wire - 09/16/2014

What residents wish they had known about the Match

Registration for the National Resident Matching Program opened this week, kicking off a busy season for fourth-year medical students. To help graduating students prepare, residents shared their top five tips on what they wish they had known when they participated in the Match.