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AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

How supercomputers will change med ed, medical practice

Remember when Watson, the IBM supercomputer, competed against champions on the trivia game show Jeopardy! and won? The same technology could be interlaced into the practice of tomorrow’s physicians, necessitating a change in today’s medical education curriculum.

AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

Achieving a resilient medical family: Special session June 9

Professional satisfaction isn’t just affected by issues in your practice—matters at home have an impact, too. Learn about the resilient medical family’s challenges and solutions at an education session June 9 during the AMA Alliance National Conference in Chicago.

The JAMA Network

AMA Wire - 04/18/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies show thyroid disease risk varies among blacks, Asians and whites, and free drug samples can change prescribing habits of dermatologists.

AMA Wire - 04/17/2014

Physicians explain how to divvy payments in new models of care

Adopting care delivery reforms in your practice can help you achieve better physician-led, patient-centered care and increase your professional satisfaction. New resources from the AMA can help guide you through an appropriate payment system for new models of care.

AMA Wire - 04/17/2014

Creating the academic medical center of the future

As residents train to become the practicing physicians of tomorrow, academic medical centers (AMC) are evaluating their futures as well, seeking to understand how to leverage their size, unique services and market prominence. A recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) revealed key determinants in the successful AMC of the future.

AMA Wire - 04/16/2014

$1.6 trillion, 10 million jobs: Study shows physician impact on economy

Each physician in the United States supports 13.84 jobs on average and contributes $2.2 million in economic output, underscoring how physicians influence the health of both their patients and the economy, according to the AMA’s new Economic Impact Study.

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD

AMA Wire - 04/16/2014

Three initiatives are leading physicians into the future

The AMA’s work in its three strategic focus areas is moving forward, and the view for the future is exciting, AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, writes in an AMA Viewpoints post.