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By Laura Lovett 03:33 pm June 19, 2018
Last week the American Medical Association outlined a new set of recommendations on augmented intelligence, a type of technology that aims to extend, but not replace, a human medical expert’s insight and decision-making capabilities. “As technology continues to advance and evolve, we have a unique opportunity to ensure that augmented intelligence is used to benefit patients, physicians, and the...
By Tom Sullivan 11:09 am May 8, 2018
The Consumer Technology Association and Xcertia, a mobile health app collaborative, are working together to develop guidelines for the market. They will consider topics such as accuracy, transparency, privacy, security, regulatory compliance, interoperability, and user experience. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, DHX Group, and HIMSS initiated the project. Xcertia was...
By Dave Muoio 09:56 am 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 Mike Miliard 11:06 am April 10, 2018
The American Medical Association and Google have launched the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, looking for new ideas about the ways wearable devices and apps can be more effectively monitored and the data shared.  AMA is looking for new projects that show how patient-generated health data can be captured by mobile monitoring devices, transferred to medical practices and...
By Jonah Comstock 03:26 pm March 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence has huge potential to transform care, but the healthcare system needs to walk before it can run, according to a panel of speakers from IBM Watson, the Mayo Clinic, and the American Medical Association at an after hours dinner at HIMSS18 Monday. “I think this AI stuff is absolutely real, but at the same time we haven’t finished the first job, which is creating systems that...
By Dave Muoio 02:44 pm 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 Jonah Comstock 01:01 pm February 21, 2017
Xcertia, the new standards body for mobile apps that launched late last year at the Connected Health Conference, held a meeting at HIMSS to explain more about the organization's approach and to extend a plea for more industry voices to join the membership-based organization. The founding members include the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, HIMSS, and DHX Group. DHX...
By Jonah Comstock 12:20 pm October 25, 2016
The American Medical Association spent some portion of the $3.87 million it spent on lobbying this quarter trying to kill part of a telemedicine provision in a Senate bill, as did the American Association of Family Physicians, which spent a total of $1.46 million. Politico broke the news. The bill in question, S-2943, is a lengthy appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. In section 705...
By Jonah Comstock 01:55 pm February 3, 2016
A bipartisan group of US Senators led by Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced new telemedicine legislation that would move to waive restrictions on Medicare telehealth coverage that many consider antiquated or arbitrary. In addition to a coalition of six senators and three representatives, the bill has the support of the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association, and a...
By Jonah Comstock 11:29 am October 22, 2015
An American Well video visit. The American Medical Association has begun the process of creating a host of new CPT codes to support the reimbursement of telemedicine. A working group tasked with generating such a list met for the first time last week. CPT stands for "Current Procedural Terminology" and the codes are used by healthcare providers and insurers to communicate the nature of...