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AMA Wire - 09/19/2014

Tell us: Which EHR improvements would help you most?

An AMA-convened panel of experts this week called for electronic health record (EHR) overhaul, outlining the eight top challenges and solutions for improving EHR usability, AMA President-Elect Steven J. Stack, MD, writes in an AMA Viewpoints post. As chair of this committee, Dr. Stack asks you to share your thoughts with the AMA: Which of these eight priorities would make the biggest impact on your practice?

AMA Wire - 09/19/2014

Gender role in residency burnout, faculty promotion under scrutiny

Two studies will be taking on questions about the role gender may play in key components of the medical profession, including empathy and burnout in residency and faculty promotion and retention at medical schools. The projects are the winners of this year’s Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, announced Wednesday in conjunction with Women in Medicine Month.

AMA Wire - 09/19/2014

Physicians share insights into how med schools are changing

Take a closer look at unique programs medical schools across the country are testing with first-person perspectives from academic physicians on cutting-edge programs at their schools.

The JAMA Network

AMA Wire - 09/19/2014

JAMA Highlights: Waistlines of U.S. adults continue to increase

New studies find the prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, and combination therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was associated with better outcomes.

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.