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Lucro Touts Collaboration with the American Medical Association


Lucro, a Nashville-based healthcare technology company, has just announced that it has finalized a strategic collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA) to advance physician engagement in purchasing decisions among its physician members.

Lucro’s digital productivity platform works to simplify complex buying decisions for both buyers and sellers.

The collaboration will enable clinical communities facing common challenges to work together and crowd-source knowledge to understand and make decisions regarding potential solutions. With Lucro’s digital platform, physicians and healthcare organizations can simplify complex buying decisions to make sure every vendor selection process is comprehensive and efficient.

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AMA Makes Push for Training in Telemedicine


AMA Makes Push for Training in TelemedicineRecognizing that formalized training in telemedicine is not widely offered to physicians-in-training, the American Medical Association (AMA) said this week that is has adopted policy during its Annual Meeting aimed at “ensuring medical students and residents learn how to use telemedicine in clinical practice.”

Per the details gleaned from the AMA’s formal announcement, the new policy specifically encourages the accrediting bodies for both undergraduate and graduate medical education to include core competencies for telemedicine in their programs.

The new policy also reaffirms existing AMA policy, which supports reducing barriers to incorporating the appropriate use of telemedicine into the education of physicians.
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American Medical Association Joins Groundswell of Support for Telemedicine Bill


AMA Coding Workgroup to 'Accelerate Integration of Emerging Telehealth Services' into Clinical PracticeThe American Medical Association is offering 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.

The bill reflects the AMA‘s belief that that “the appropriate use of telemedicine can greatly improve access to quality care while maintaining patient safety.”

According to an independent study, the bill could save $1.8 billion over 10 years.
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ATA Support Behind New Legislative Efforts for Telemedicine


ATA Launches Online Telemental Health CourseThe CONNECT For Health Act has another powerful ally in its corner today.

Earlier this week, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, a bipartisan bill that would “expand telehealth services through Medicare, improve care outcomes, facilitate patients’ ability to connect with their doctors, and implement cost-effective solutions for patients and providers.”

According to the ATA, U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
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AMA’s Ehrenfeld Lands on SMART Platforms Advisory Committee


AMA's Ehrenfeld Lands on SMART Platforms Advisory CommitteemHealthWatch was briefed Thursday by the American Medical Association (AMA) on the news that AMA Board Member Dr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld has been named to the advisory committee of the Substitutable Medical Applications & Reusable Technology (SMART) Platforms project.

“The goal of the SMART project, which was spawned at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, is to ensure electronic health record (EHR) systems work better for physicians and patients,” reads a provided statement.
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American Medical Association (AMA) and AT&T Combine Health Platforms For Improved Collaboration


It’s been announced by the American Medical Association (AMA) and AT&T that the two have forged a partnership to enable “hundreds of thousands of physicians, physician organizations and medical societies nationwide to connect and collaborate with hospitals, payers and patients to help enhance patient care and reduce costs.”

To accomplish this goal, the two organizations will integrate the AMA’s “AMAGINE” physician community portal with AT&T’s “Healthcare Community Online,” which will create a centralized, advanced collaborative care and Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) platform.  Together, both organizations have the primary goal of providing physicians with more “tools at their fingertips to modernize the management of their practices.”

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AMA Issues Challenge to Physicians and Medical Students for mHealth App Ideas


The American Medical Association (AMA) has created an on-going challenge designed to put physicians and medical students in the driver’s seat in regards to innovative mobile healthcare applications.

Being called the AMA App Challenge, the content challenges physicians, medical students and residents to come up with ideas for an iOS app that can “benefit the mobile community.”  The AMA will select 10 ideas total, 5 from the physician category and 5 from the resident/medical student category.  In the end, one person from each group will be selected and allowed to present their idea at an awards ceremony in New Orleans.

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