March 25, 2020
The American Medical Association has created a new resource for doctors to turn to for advice on telehealth in the age of the coronavirus.
It recently launched the AMA Telemedicine Quick Reference Guide, aimed at helping clinicians figure out best practices for implementing the tech. The guidelines cover everything from policy and coding to implementation.
The association also kicked off a...
May 20, 2019
Easy access CME. The American Medical Association has launched an online continuing medical education (CME) tool for healthcare workers. The tool, called AMA Ed Hub, allows clinicians to earn, track and report CME credits across a range of topics and specialities, and includes content from sources like the JAMA Network’s JN Learning and the American College of Radiology.
“The AMA is committed to...
May 14, 2019
The American Medical Association has always had an interesting relationship with digital health, vacillating between gadfly and cheerleader as it seeks to fulfill its role as the voice of physicians in industry conversations.
At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, an event held in Cleveland this week and organized in conjunction with HIMSS, AMA Board Chair Dr....
March 27, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio-based patient and provider engagement company PatientPoint is teaming up with the American Medical Association to help improve the prevention, identification and management of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As part of the collaboration, the tech company will be disseminating AMA-developed chronic disease education and engagement content through its point of care...
December 6, 2018
With so much innovation happening in healthcare today, and hospitals creating innovation or transformation labs, some are even conducting Shark Tank-style initiatives to glean new ideas from the very people who will ultimately use the technology. Count NewYork-Presbyterian and Stony Brook Medicine among those.
It starts, as so many innovations do, with ideation and design.
Stony Brook Medicine...
November 6, 2018
During the third quarter of 2018, the digital health space has seen a slew of deals with healthcare providers in the US, UK and elsewhere around the world. While telemedicine has continued to be a trend within the provider space, health systems are starting to turn their attention to some of the latest cutting-edge technology, such as voice.
But as these technologies advance, some physicians are...
October 17, 2018
This morning the American Medical Association launched the Digital Health Implementation Playbook, a guide that spells out the steps for developing a digital health technology and best practices. The tool, which can be accessed online, also gives resources and an achieve of digital health adoptions.
“This is a step-by-step guide for all of the things you need to consider before you get to...
October 9, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise backed the American Medical Association, announced today the launch of its second spin out company. Called First Mile Care, the new entity will use its $2 million in seed funding to build a scalable platform for connecting people with prediabetes to coaches and demographic-appropriate behavior change guidance.
First Mile Care’s platform is being...
Meg Barron, center, speaks on a panel on innovation at Health 2.0's Provider Symposium last week.
September 26, 2018
The American Medical Association has moved past merely calling out “digital health snake oil.” Over the last few years, the organization has dedicated a lot of resources to fostering positive digital health innovation — and making sure that innovation is physician-led whenever possible.
“If there’s over 300,000 [digital health] apps and solutions, and over 40,000 that are directly patient-facing...
September 18, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.