Patient Support & Advocacy
Little reason to fear sharing your clinical notes with patients
The open notes approach can be a winner for patients, doctors and better outcomes. Learn what’s needed to make it work for your practice.
Unintended consequences seen in proposed HIPAA privacy rule revision
Removing barriers to care coordination makes sense. But that shouldn’t be done at the expense of putting patients’ protected health information at risk.
4 reasons physicians should share their notes with patients
Doctors must share notes electronically with patients under new information-blocking rule. Learn why doing so can improve care.
COVID-19: AMA's recent and ongoing advocacy efforts
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association has been the leading physician and patient ally. Learn more about recent and ongoing efforts.
May 7, 2021: National Advocacy Update
New program covering the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Learn how to comply with new information-blocking regulations
The new federal rules are complex, with dozens of exceptions and conditions. Learn from the AMA about how to navigate them.
Patient Access Playbook: Information blocking
The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016. Included within the law are provisions related to “information blocking.”
Help Move Medicine
Medicine doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. AMA members don’t just keep up with medicine—they shape its future.