Vivli launches data-sharing platform to advance clinical research

July 19, 2018
The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a new data-sharing and analytics platform today that will advance clinical research by streamlining the…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
In the Journals

Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…
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Experts say lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act could kill it

June 25, 2018
Attempts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act have taken a new turn. Nearly two dozen states or their governors have filed a lawsuit against the…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
In the Journals

New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…
Meeting News

AMA develops strategies to achieve health equity, address physician shortage

June 14, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA adopted a policy to minimize gaps in health care across the United States and achieve optimal health for all…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy to incorporate EHR training in medical schools

June 13, 2018
In an effort to transform medical education, AMA adopted a policy at its annual meeting for medical schools and residency programs to provide future…
Meeting News

AMA seeks to address burnout by increasing physician access to mental health care

June 13, 2018
The AMA adopted a new policy at its annual meeting to address concerns regarding physician and medical student burnout, depression and suicide. The…
Meeting News

AMA inaugurates Barbara L. McAneny, MD, as president

June 13, 2018
The AMA has sworn in Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist who has spent her 35-year career as a practicing physician in New Mexico, as the…
Meeting News

AMA releases ethical guidance on medical tourism

June 13, 2018
At its annual meeting, AMA adopted new ethical guidance to assist physicians in understanding their role in caring for patients who are seeking or…
Meeting News

AMA declares drug shortages a public health crisis

June 12, 2018
Physicians at the AMA Annual Meeting adopted a policy to further combat national drug shortages that jeopardize patient care and safety. Many common…

HHS: Trump’s drug pricing plan dramatically changes rebates, Medicare, other programs

June 12, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s plan for lowering drug prices was described as “aggressive” and “comprehensive” by various…
Meeting News

AMA advocates to protect, improve affordability of health insurance

June 12, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA took action to protect and sustain ACA marketplaces and enhance affordability in the health insurance exchanges. …
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy to make long-term care more affordable

June 12, 2018
To address the rising costs of long-term services and supports, the AMA adopted a new policy during its Annual Meeting to simplify long-term care…
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