American Medical Association

By Dave Muoio May 1, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise focused on revamping healthcare, announced today a $27.2 million follow-on investment from the American Medical Association (AMA), its founding partner, and a slew of new hires spearheaded by the recent appointment of a new CEO. According to a statement, the funding will go toward the development and commercialization of “promising new technology-...
By Beth Jones Sanborn November 21, 2017
A little more than a week after two Chicago hospitals cancelled plans to expand Outcome Health’s services, several well-known national health organizations have also cut ties with the embattled tech startup as allegations of fraud swirl. Some of Outcome's top investors filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming they were misled by Outcome's founders prior to their $487.5 million investment. The...
By Dave Muoio October 30, 2017
While new healthcare technologies should be key resources for overwhelmed providers, American Medical Association President Dr. David Barbe said during a keynote address at the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week that his organization is concerned that past and upcoming solutions could be adding more fuel to the growing issue of physician burnout. “We listen to what physicians around...
By Heather Mack May 3, 2017
A group of US Senators introduced a new version of a bipartisan bill today seeking Medicare-covered expansion of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services nationwide. The bill was previously introduced by the six-Senator group, which is headed by Brian Schatz (D-HI), in February. Called the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act,...
December 12, 2016
The American Medical Association, The American Heart Association, HIMSS and the DHX have joined to create Xcertia, collaborative to evaluate and improve the safety and effectiveness of mobile health apps. The goal of the group is to establish best practices in mHealth app development, officials say. Xcertia aims to create a framework to improve mobile development and will serve as a resource to...
By Heather Mack November 22, 2016
In a far cry from the previous comparison of digital health tools to “snake oil,” the American Medical Association is now openly embracing them, albeit with a healthy dose of discretion and some ground rules.  During the AMA’s Interim Meeting last week in Orlando, the group approved a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies that support the use of mobile health apps and devices...
By Heather Mack October 13, 2016
The digital behavioral health coaching program from Omada Health has been shown to reduce overweight and obese seniors' risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease by helping them lose weight and adopt healthier behaviors, according to a new study. Over a three-year span, researchers looked at 1,121 adults age 65 or older who had a baseline body mass index of 24 or higher, plus...
By Heather Mack July 26, 2016
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile behavioral medicine company, announced today a partnership with the American Medical Association and a new customer, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare system, which will offer Omada’s flagship diabetes prevention program (DPP), Prevent, to its patients. The Prevent program aims to reduce the number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. All...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2016
Last week, Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, shook the digital health world, or at least the digital health Twitterverse, with a proclamation that digital health is the new "snake oil". “From ineffective electronic health records, to an explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products, to apps of mixed quality, this is the digital snake oil of the early 21st...
By Brian Dolan June 13, 2016
The American Medical Association's CEO Dr. James Madara kicked off the House of Delegates at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago yesterday by drawing parallels between the "quackery" and "snake oil" common among self-proclaimed doctors a year ago, and direct-to-consumer digital health services today. “Today we have really remarkable tools -- robotic surgery, new forms of radiation treatment,...

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