AMA announces EHR training platform for medical schools

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The American Medical Association and Regenstrief Institute today announced an electronic health records training tool for medical schools. Developed as part of the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform uses real de- and mis-identified... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, EHRs, Electronic Health Records, nurses, teaching hospitals

NIH reports progress in effort to streamline IRB review for multisite studies

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More than 150 medical research institutions have signed an agreement designed to harmonize and streamline the institutional review process for multisite studies, the National Institutes of Health announced yesterday. The SMART IRB agreement serves as a model to help investigators adhere to a new NIH ... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: teaching hospitals

White House issues revised travel order

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President Trump this morning signed a revised Executive Order prohibiting entry to the U.S. for 90 days for certain foreign nationals travelling on the passport of one of six nations, effective March 16, 2017. Today’s order replaces the EO signed on Jan. 27 to pause travel from six nations rather than the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, nurses, teaching hospitals

Report, webinar highlight findings from review of GME clinical learning environment

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has released an executive summary of findings from the first site visits by its Clinical Learning Environment Review Program, which provides feedback to GME and hospital leaders on opportunities to improve the clinical learning environment in six... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, physicians, graduate medical education, GME, teaching hospitals

CMS updates Open Payments website with 2015 data

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated the Open Payments website with 2015 data on payments by drug and device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals, as well as new data for the 2013 and 2014 reporting periods. The Affordable Care Act requires applicable drug and medical... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, transparency, teaching hospitals

Senate HHS appropriations bill easily clears committee

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The Senate Appropriations Committee today voted 29-1 to approve bipartisan legislation that would provide $161.9 billion in base discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017, $270 million less than this year. HHS programs... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Mental health, Behavioral health, resource use, teaching hospitals, opioids

Senate subcommittee approves Labor-HHS funding bill

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A Senate appropriations subcommittee today approved legislation that would provide $161.9 billion in base discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017, $270 million less than this year. HHS programs would receive $76.9... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: RACs, Program Integrity, rural, Mental health, appropriations, teaching hospitals, opioids

Medical school enrollment up 25% since 2002

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First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased by 25%, or 4,143 students, since 2002, according to the latest annual survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The schools have been ramping up enrollment to address a projected shortage of up to 94,700 physicians by 2025. Twenty... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, GME, Medicare, teaching hospitals

Schumer voices support for flexible HOPD rule

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In a video message delivered to the annual meeting, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today told AHA members he shares their concerns about “site-neutral” reimbursements for off-campus hospital outpatient departments and is “working to ensure that you are appropriately paid for the services you provide –... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, Medicare, regulation, teaching hospitals

CMS: Physicians, teaching hospitals may review 2015 Open Payments data

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Physicians and teaching hospitals may review and dispute 2015 payments reported to the Open Payments program for a 45-day period that began April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports. Applicable drug and medical device makers and group purchasing organizations must annually report... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, teaching hospitals

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