Amid physician pressure, Walmart backs off plan to reject paper Rx
Walmart delays mandate for electronic prescribing for controlled substances that would have left millions of patients in the lurch, including Walmart’s own employees.
AMA president speaks to delegates at Interim Meeting
AMA President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., detailed AMA’s ongoing efforts to reinforce science and evidence-based approaches to remove barriers to patient care.
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.
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