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Biz Execs Prefer Repeal of ACA: Survey

Most business executives want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, a survey of CEOs, chief financial officers and other senior-level CPAs by the American Institute of CPAs found.


AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe and Effective Mobile Health Apps

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health application (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice.


AMA Offers New Resources to Help Physicians Amid Changing Landscape

AMA President Steven J. Stack recently spoke about new Medicare proposals.


American Medical Association Supports Telemedicine Bill

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced its support for the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act to expand the use of telemedicine to achieve quality care for patients.


AMA, MMS to Host Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Physician Discontent with EHRs

In response to widespread physician discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) that lack usability and interoperability as necessary features, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) announced they will hold a virtual town hall meeting to give physicians and others a chance to discuss concerns with poorly designed EHRs and the impact these systems have on patient care.


Regional Medical Tech News September Roundup

Here's our September roundup of some of the most notable regional changes happening in the country.


AMA Supports Bill to Fix Meaningful Use

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently declared its strong support for new legislation responding to the depths of doctors' dissatisfaction with the federal government's Meaningful Use program.


CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10

With just a few months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline.


Regional Medical Tech News July Roundup

Hospitals and medical practices across the country are constantly updating technology, processes and procedures. Here's our once-a-month roundup of some of the most notable regional changes happening in the country.


Interoperability: Barriers Remain to Data Exchange

It’s no secret that pressing the “On” button for Electronic Health Records (EHR) hasn’t been easy. But a study just released by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that “major obstacles” need to be overcome to fully realize the potential of health information technology and capitalize on the investments that have already been made.


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