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AMA News Room

May 21, 2014

AMA to Host Virtual Discussion at the Innovation Health Jam, June 17-19, 2014

For immediate release:
May 21, 2014

AMA experts to lead collaborative exchange of ideas on your physician of the future

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced details of a virtual brainstorming discussion on potential transformative goals for your physician of the future. The discussion will bring physicians, patients, policymakers academics and advocates together with health care's top minds to help chart medicine's future course.

Join the AMA-hosted discussion from June 17-19 during the Innovation HealthJam, a free, online, interactive conference covering emerging industry issues across eight important health care related topic areas.

During the three-day event, there will be unprecedented opportunity for a broad audience to converse and collaborate with AMA experts and exchange ideas on shaping the goals for the physicians of the future. The topics that will be covered in the AMA forum include:

  • Shaping the physician of the future with Susan Skochelak, M.D.
  • Innovating the care experience with Michael Tutty, Ph.D.
  • Forging clinical-community linkages to prevent chronic disease with Karen Kmetik, Ph.D.

"The delivery of health care is changing and the AMA's unique expertise on issues affecting patients and physicians provides a leading voice for practical solutions," said AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D. "Addressing major health care challenges requires anticipating the needs of tomorrow's patients and physicians and the AMA wants to hear a broad perspective during the virtual town hall on what is expected from the physician of the future."

The Innovation HealthJam is open to industry stakeholders in health care and technology. Anyone interested in attending must register at http://www.innovationhealthjam.com and can participate in discussions at any time during the three-day event.

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Editor's Note: To learn more about the Innovation HealthJam and join the conversation, visit these websites and communities:

Innovation HealthJam Website & Online Registration: http://www.innovationhealthjam.com/
Twitter: @InnovHealthJam
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationHealthJam
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovation-healthjam

About Innovation HealthJam
The first ever Innovation HealthJam is a completely virtual event that brings together a diverse and knowledgeable group of people from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. The event is co-sponsored by a group of healthcare industry leaders and led by the New Business Development and Innovation group at Panasonic Corporation of North America. Co-sponsors include the American Medical Association (AMA), Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a collaboration between Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS, along with Intel, University of California Davis and University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

About the AMA
The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care to patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.

Media Contacts
Karen Blondell and Rebecca Farrell for Innovation HealthJam: pr@innovationhealthjam.com
Robert J. Mills for American Medical Association: robert.mills@ama-assn.org


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