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11 MIN READ

How 17 health systems rose to meet the moment in 2023

Burnout. Inflation. Staff shortages. Medicare pay cuts. They all hit this year. Learn how these health systems responded to drive medicine’s future.

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Physician Health
Health System Spotlight

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.

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Laramie Wall, RN, an ECMO specialist with University of Iowa Health Care
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4 MIN READ

Why saving lives with ECMO is a team endeavor

University of Iowa Health Care successfully pushes the boundaries in its use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Learn more.

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Leadership
Health System Spotlight
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4 MIN READ

A new specter is haunting medicine: pandemic-informed burnout

It’s not 2020 anymore. Learn how the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ has shifted to mitigate burnout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Physician Health
Health System Spotlight
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4 MIN READ

Unraveling the enigma of long COVID: What we know so far

Learn more with the AMA about long COVID, its common symptoms and the far-reaching impact it has on both public health and individual patients.

Public Health
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5 MIN READ

Find out how to identify and eliminate health care inequities

Discrimination leads to poor quality care and outcomes for historically disadvantaged communities. Embedding equity into harm-event reports helps end it.

Health Equity
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6 MIN READ

At Iowa’s only long COVID clinic, persistence pays off

Learn how physicians at the University of Iowa wrestle with clinical uncertainties, politicized care to help patients debilitated by their symptoms.

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Public Health
Health System Spotlight
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9 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about UTI prevention

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be uncomfortable, but medication and home remedies can help. Two physicians share how to prevent UTIs.

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Public Health
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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9 MIN READ

13 health systems that are innovating to move medicine forward

On prior authorization, telehealth, climate change, health equity and more—these health systems led the way during a trying year. Learn how.

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Public Health
Health System Spotlight
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9 MIN READ

Q&A: Communications effort yields better, faster patient visits

Check what the patient already knows. Show empathy. It can make for more efficient visits. That’s what University of Iowa Health has experienced.

Patient Support & Advocacy