Improving electronic health records
We're partnering with multiple stakeholders to improve physician and end-user experience with electronic health records.
App developer uses AMA networking tool to tap physician insight
A mobile health app developer knew his products could not succeed without physician input. He found it through the AMA Physician Innovation Network.
Government EHR proposals threaten patient privacy
Proposed federal rules on health information technology may shift the patient-privacy paradigm from permitting data sharing to requiring that data be shared.
E-prescribing controlled substances: Here’s why the clicks add up
70% of physicians e-prescribe, but only 20% can e-prescribe controlled substances. The AMA is asking EHR vendors for action to help change that.
These vendors are making EHR usability a top priority
Systems that require dozens of clicks for relatively simple tasks are a choice, not a fact of life. Find out how these vendors are following the AMA’s advice on EHRs that work better for patients and physicians.
Verma: CMS seeks less health care regulation, more competition
In a speech to the AMA House of Delegates, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma touts agency’s efforts to cut physicians’ administrative burdens.
AMA: Health IT proposals must do more for patient privacy
The AMA submitted comments to ONC and to CMS on proposed changes to health IT certification as well as patient access and interoperability.
7 big reasons why EHRs consume physicians’ days and nights
Doctors spend nearly twice as much time on EHR and clerical work as they do on direct patient care. Discover the complicated story behind that sobering stat.
MACRA, 2 years later: 9 ways to make it better
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act remains a work in progress, but the AMA has specific recommendations to help implement a value-based health care system.
How IT can help physicians build relationships in diabetes fight
Technology can help link patients with prediabetes to local lifestyle-change programs, but the bonds between the referring physicians and the community organizations that run the programs cannot be maintained by electronic communication and data-s