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Public Health. Physicians are on the front lines in the effort to address the major issues that impact the health of the nation—from vaccinations to tobacco use to women’s reproductive health and beyond. The AMA offers physicians tools and resources they need to face these challenges head on. Explore Topics:
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Defining Basic Health Care American Medical Association
(4 days ago) Health care is a fundamental human good because it affects our opportunity to pursue life goals, reduces our pain and suffering, helps prevent premature loss of life, and provides information needed to plan for our lives. Society has an obligation to make access to an adequate level of care available to all its members, regardless of ability to
Access to Health Care Articles & News American Medical
(9 days ago) Access to Health Care Coverage. The expansion of health insurance access in the last decade has brought uncertainty into the health care market. Learn about the latest news on access to health care with recent articles from the AMA. Access to Care Oct 4, 2021.
Teaching health systems science American Medical …
(4 days ago) Health Systems Science Review, a companion to the Health Systems Science textbook, is a first-of-its-kind review book created by the consortium and published by Elsevier.This study tool provides case-based questions followed by discussions of answers and suggested readings—making it a valuable review resource for medical students and instructors, as well as medical residents; nursing, allied
Recent Mental Health News American Medical Association
(5 days ago) Mental Health. Mental health refers to a person's emotional, cognitive and psychological well being. Mental health issues can impact both patients and physicians and the AMA is committed to providing the latest news and articles on the subject. Press Releases Sep 2, 2021.
Trends in health care spending American Medical …
(7 days ago) Health spending in the U.S. increased by 4.6% in 2019 to $3.8 trillion or $11,582 per capita. This growth rate is in line with 2018 (4.7 percent) and slightly faster than what was observed in 2017 (4.3 percent). After a period of relatively fast growth in 2014 and 2015 during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, 2019 was characterized
COVID-19 is transforming public health. It’s not the first
(Just Now) AMA: Dr. Choucair, COVID-19 has really focused everyone’s attention on the vital importance of public health. But public health today is different from what it was a century ago when the 1918 influenza pandemic hit. Tell us more about how public health has changed.
6 areas health systems must focus on long after pandemic
(Just Now) Health systems must prepare for the potential of a mental health crisis as the aftermath of a prolonged pandemic response, said leaders. Mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and burnout are going to persist, but health systems need to be proactive to address concerns and destigmatize that experience, they echoed.
AMA Journal of Ethics
(Just Now) Organizations on Health Promotion and Prevention . Nadia Islam, PhD and Shilpa Patel, PhD . Abstract . Faith-based organizations (FBOs) serve as effective sites for community - based health promotion, but there is a lack of research on this work in ethnic minority-serving religious institutions such as mosques, temples, and gurdwaras.
Understanding LGBTQ health issues American Medical
(Just Now) Understanding LGBTQ health issues. Know where major national medical and health care organizations stand on LGBTQ health issues with GLMA's Compendium of Health Profession Association LGBT Policy & Position Statements. AMA Journal of Ethics is the AMA's online ethics journal, and its vast catalog contains many articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health and ethics in medicine.
Universal health coverage is within our reach American
(4 days ago) Covering the uninsured also is a key component in any strategy to eliminate longstanding inequities in our health care system that have yielded devastating health outcomes for Black, Latino and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other historically marginalized groups.
Health reform: How to improve U.S. health care in 2020 and
(8 days ago) Health care remains a major theme in our national conversation. And as we approach the November 2020 election, we will hear a lot of debate about the right path forward to fix what ails our current system. It is encouraging to hear so many people—candidates, policymakers, opinion leaders and
What doctors wish patients knew about long COVID
(3 days ago) 2 days ago · The AMA’s What Doctors Wish Patients Knew ™ series provides physicians with a platform to share what they want patients to understand about today’s health care headlines, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For this installment, AMA member Devang Sanghavi, MD, took the time to discuss what patients need to know about long-haul COVID.
AMA advocacy to improve maternal health American Medical
(3 days ago) Robust AMA advocacy on maternal health continues and is ongoing in 2021. Signed on to a letter urging for the highest possible funding for specific federal programs to improve maternal health in fiscal year (FY) 2022. This funding, if granted, would aim to prevent maternal deaths, eliminate inequities in maternal health outcomes and improve maternal health overall.
Health Systems Science Academy Health Science Academy AMA
(4 days ago) Health systems science, the third pillar of medical education, is the study of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. The AMA has created the Health Systems Science Scholars program to cultivate a national
What Is Health Systems Science Plus Recent AMA Articles
(4 days ago) Health systems science is a foundational platform and framework for the study and understanding of how care is delivered, how health professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Accelerating Change in Medical Education Oct 15, 2021.
How to dismantle stigmas surrounding mental health
(3 days ago) The goal is for the patient to receive mental health care within the primary care office, whether from a psychiatrist, other mental health professional or a combination in a team-based care approach. Learn more about AMA efforts to improve behavioral health, amid COVID-19 and after the pandemic has ended.
Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship American Medical
(Just Now) The inaugural Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities. The fellowship will mobilize physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy leaders, driving meaningful
Return on Health in action: Telehealth scenarios
(4 days ago) The Return on Health report (PDF) includes scenarios that explore the value of virtual care (also referred to as telehealth) through the virtual care framework, developed by the American Medical Association, in collaboration with Manatt Health. These illustrative scenarios were developed to show how to apply the framework considering different environmental variables.
Our Black maternal health crisis is an American tragedy
(1 days ago) Given the remarkable advancements we have made across nearly every aspect of health care in the last quarter-century, it is shocking that women in the U.S. are more likely to suffer a pregnancy-related death today than in the 1990s. The danger is …
Ending health inequity requires new skill: structural
(4 days ago) Huge health inequities that have become more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic have provided further evidence of systemic racism in the U.S. and added urgency to calls to better understand the discrimination experienced by people of color. A recent AMA webinar explores how to undo systemic
Code of Medical Ethics overview American Medical Association
(6 days ago) Find out how caring for the health of the community can also lead to better health for individual patients. Chapter 9: Ethics of Professional Self-Regulation. As practicing clinicians, educators, professional colleagues, businessmen and citizens, physicians should hold one another to high standards of conduct.
Competition in health insurance: A comprehensive study of
(1 days ago) of health insurers should raise serious antitrust concerns. Conceptually, mergers and acquisitions can have beneficial and harmful effects on consumers. However, only the latter has been observed. It appears that consolidation has resulted in the possession and exercise of health insurer monopoly power—the ability to raise
Medical Testimony American Medical Association
(5 days ago) Physicians who testify as fact witnesses in legal claims involving a patient they have treated must hold the patient’s medical interests paramount by: (d) Protecting the confidentiality of the patient’s health information, unless the physician is authorized or legally compelled to disclose the information. (e) Delivering honest testimony.
America’s health care crisis is much deeper than COVID-19
(1 days ago) COVID-19 is a crisis because the threat to public health, our economy and our way of life is immediate. But eventually—thanks to the heroism of physicians, nurses and all frontline caregivers, public health officials, and the tireless work of scientists and researchers to develop a vaccine—this nightmare will come to an end.
Women's Health Online CME Course JN Learning AMA Ed
(2 days ago) The Women’s Health CME is a 18.0 credit online course designed for all medical professionals. The series includes the effect of women’s health on all fields of medicine. Articles target a wide range of signs and symptoms, life transitions (eg, menarche, menopause, pregnancy), and diseases relevant to women’s health over the lifespan.
Collecting a family history American Medical Association
(5 days ago) A family health history (PDF) helps physicians and other health care practitioners provide better care for patients. A properly collected family history can: Identify whether a patient has a higher risk for a disease. Help the health care practitioner recommend treatments or other options to …
Public Health AMA Ed Hub Topics and Collections AMA Ed Hub
(8 days ago) PUBLIC HEALTH 1 Credit CME Antibody Response After a Third Dose of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Kidney Transplant Recipients With Minimal Serologic Response to 2 Doses JAMA. CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 1 Credit CME Confronting the Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2, Summer 2021 JAMA. PUBLIC HEALTH 1 Credit CME Assessment of Allergic and Anaphylactic
What New York’s learned about health equity during the
(4 days ago) There are steps public health departments, physicians and other health professionals can take to make health equity a priority during the pandemic, including actively reaching out to patients who have historically experienced structural racism and working as a community to help patients get the care and support they need.
Caring for our caregivers during COVID-19 American
(2 days ago) Oregon Health & Science’s primary care division highlights how they adapted to dramatic call volume increases in primary care during COVID-19 by leaning in to support from academic health center and adopting telemedicine practices.; Physicians/APPs who are at home (on quarantine or for childcare) manage the inboxes and phone calls of those who are at work and provide telemedicine care.
Return on Health telehealth case study: Hypertension
(8 days ago) Ochsner Health System is a nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty, integrated delivery system based in New Orleans, LA, that serves over 700,000 patients a year. Ochsner employs over 1,200 physicians and operates over 90 clinics and 20 hospitals. Improve clinical outcomes for patients with
Integrating behavioral health services into medical
(4 days ago) Integrating behavioral health services into physician medical practices raises cultural and financial barriers, but providing technical support and improved payment models may enhance the long-term sustainability of the approach, according to a new RAND Corporation study conducted in …
About AMA Health Systems Science Online Med Ed Courses
(1 days ago) The AMA Health Systems Science Learning Series prepares learners like you to successfully navigate complex health systems, enhance patient care, improve outcomes, and work toward fulfilling the promise of the Quadruple Aim—better patient experience, better population health, lower overall costs, and improved professional satisfaction.
Home AMA Center for Health Equity AMA Ed Hub
(1 days ago) The AMA Center for Health Equity focuses on facilitating, strengthening, and amplifying AMA’s work to eliminate health inequities. Education from the AMA Center for Health Equity features content specifically developed and/or curated by the AMA Center for Health Equity to help physicians, health providers and health systems address root causes of inequities such as racism, white supremacy
If technology is to improve health equity, it won’t happen
(2 days ago) Equity in health care must extend to all of the systems and methods used to deliver it, and it is an economic imperative every bit as much as a moral one. Eliminating bias and other sources of inequity in our health care system—based on race or ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, location, disability status, sexual orientation or
Integrating Health Equity Content Into Health Professions
(5 days ago) Abstract. Health equity is a common theme discussed in health professions schools, yet many educators are wary of addressing it. Avoidance of health equity content in health professions education leads to student frustration and missed opportunities to educate the next generation of health care professionals about sensitive yet important issues.
Navigating the digital health landscape American Medical
(8 days ago) Navigating the digital health landscape. Meg Barron, director of digital health strategy for the AMA, talks about how the AMA has been working on key initiatives to ensure the effectiveness and trust of developing health technology. From online patient portals to electronically placed prescriptions to telemedicine, technology is everywhere.
3 key upstream factors that drive health inequities
(1 days ago) Additionally, policy and public health practice can serve to either help or hinder an individual's or a community's quest for health. Downstream effects These upstream factors affect patient behaviors such as smoking, poor nutrition, low physical activity, violence, alcohol and …
Health Disparities AMA Ed Hub Topics and Collections
(2 days ago) HEALTH DISPARITIES 44m 50s 0.75 Credit CME Prioritizing Equity: Research and Data for Health Equity AMA Center for Health Equity. DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION 1 Credit CME Trends in Differences in Health Status and Health Care Access and Affordability by Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 1999-2018 JAMA.
Designing Nudges for Success in Health Care Journal of
(9 days ago) The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within the operations of a health care system. 3 Examples of prior work by our group and others include using default options to increase generic prescribing and reduce opioid prescribing, using active choice to increase influenza vaccination, and using peer
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Health Care Decisions
(3 days ago) In 1996, the US Public Health Service's Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine established a reference case analysis, a set of standard methodologies to improve the quality and comparability of CEAs that emphasized using QALY as a health outcome measure and applying a societal perspective. 2 A QALY measures the value of health gains
What Is Health Systems Science
(Just Now) Health systems science is the third pillar of medical science, along with the basic and clinical sciences. It involves understanding how care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care and how the health system can …
Half of health workers report burnout amid COVID-19
(Just Now) Among Black and Latinx health professionals, increased stress was tied to fear of COVID-19 exposure. The survey found that 70.1% of Black and 74.4% of Latinx workers experienced fear of exposure, compared with 56% of white workers. Stress summary scores were also higher among African American and Latinx health care workers.
Recent AMA Litigation Center Cases Concerning Physicians
(Just Now) The issue in this case is whether a mental health professional has a duty to warn non-patients of a threat of imminent harm by a patient. Case summary Terrence Andrews had a long history of mental illness. He had been an inpatient at a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with, inter alia, paranoid personality disorder and antisocial
The Internet, Ethics, and False Beliefs in Health Care
(8 days ago) Annie J. Tsay, MPH is a third-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She majored in public health studies with an emphasis on international health at Johns Hopkins University and earned a master of public health degree in the epidemiology of microbial diseases from the Yale School of Public Health.
Home Health Equity Education Center AMA Ed Hub
(Just Now) Enhance your understanding of how to care for patients during a pandemic. We are facing challenges in many aspects of Health Equity (Health Equity) management. Now it is the time for physicians and medical professionals to expand their knowledge while trying to mitigate circumstances related to Health Equity. Access our curated education from sources you can trust.