2017 American Medical Association Interim Meeting
The Policy part of the meeting concentrated collegial, but vigorous, debate in several key areas.
(11) Resolution 204 - EHR Vendors Responsible for Health Information Technology
RESOLVED, that our AMA advocate that physicians are offered flexibility related to the adoption and use of new certified Electronic Health Records (EHRs) versions or editions when there is not a sufficient choice of EHR products that meet the specified certification standards. (Directive to Take Action); and be it further
RESOLVED, that our AMA advocate that physicians not be financially penalized for certified EHR technology not meeting current standards. (New HOD Policy)
(24) Resolution 204 - Bidirectional Communication for EHR Software and Pharmacies
Resolution 205 - Health Plan, Pharmacy, Electronic Health Records Integration
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Finally, there were many important educational seminars including Cyber-security, the Opioid Epidemic, Generation Changes in Medicine, Health Ethics, Disparities in Medicine, Physician Entrepreneurs, Telemedicine, Natural Disasters, Maintenance of Certification, Ethics Forum and Legislation Forum.
See you in June in Chicago!