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Council on Medical Education reports
Council on Medical Service Reports
Council on Science & Public Health reports
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How to keep patient information secure in mHealth apps
See what mHealth app developers must do to ward off security threats and keep users’ sensitive information out of the wrong hands.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
David Welsh, MD: Working hard to put patients first again
AMA member David Welsh, MD, was 6 years old when his family doctor saved his life. That moved him to grow up to help others just like his childhood physician heroes.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
AMA develops Rx for drug prices that are high and rising
Arbitration can be used in determining price of prescription drugs that have insufficient competition, high list prices, or have seen unjustifiable price increases.
Transition to Practice
Give med school grads at least 10 years to finish licensing exams
If there’s a time limit for passing licensing exams, it should be no less than 10 years and accommodate family or health challenges.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Payer-backed care shopping plans shouldn’t coerce patients
Employer or insurer-offered financial incentive programs can be useful, but must be transparent. AMA lays out other principles to guide such programs.
Physicians have duty to monitor their own competence
Everyone expects physicians to provide competent care. But competence is fluid, context-dependent and requires self-awareness on the part of doctors.
Vijaya Appareddy, MD: From assisting her father to helping patients
AMA member Vijaya Appareddy, MD, was first introduced to medicine by watching her father, a plastic surgeon, treat his patients.
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