American Medical Association

By Dave Muoio May 30, 2019
It’s little exaggeration to say that the healthcare industry has been transformed by new technologies. Automation, big data analysis, consumer-facing digital tools and more are steadily becoming the norm in daily care, and by and large come with promises of better outcomes and lower costs. But not every new technology that’s made it to the big show has been a home run, however, and just about...
By Jonah Comstock 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....
By Dave Muoio 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.

By Jonah Comstock 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...
By HIMSS TV July 9, 2018
Matt Menning, data products director at the American Medical Association, speaks about an initiative at the industry group to create a framework for physicians to capture and organize data from remote monitoring devices to drive outcomes.
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
The American Medical Association has its eyes on mobile this season as it announced the three winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. This year the winners showcased technology that included a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a medical decision-making platform.  “The AMA issued the challenge to inspire the creation of novel mobile technology...
By Laura Lovett 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 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...