For months, the proposed merger of insurance giants Anthem and Cigna was in the news headlines as several groups opposed such an action, citing that such a commanding control of the health insurance market would not benefit patients.
Sweeping changes are taking place throughout the medical education field, including a focus on increased technological training, earlier exposure to patient care and more team-based learning, a report summarized on AMA Wire reported recently.
Rising, unexplained prescription drug prices have frustrated many physicians, who are demanding that drug makers provide more transparency, the American Medical Association's online publication, AMA Wire, reported recently.
Trial courts have blocked two health insurance mergers that would have created what the president of the American Medical Association (AMA) described as "a threat to the affordability, accessibility and quality of health care.”
Physicians who feel burned out are far less likely to believe their work has meaning or that it is any longer an important part of their life, a recent study has found, according to the American Medical Association.
Physicians and other health professionals often overestimate or underestimate the
benefits or harms of medical tests, screening and treatments, a recent review of medical
literature has found, according to the American Medical Association.
Cooking, calendar management and cuddling choices can make all the difference in a physician’s day-to-day level of efficiency — and consequently, the American Medical Association recently ranked automation as one of a medical practitioner’s most valuable “life hacks.”
A one-year pilot program to prevent diabetes has shown positive results, with those enrolled losing an average of 5 pounds after the first 16 weeks, according to study coordinator Intermountain Healthcare of Salt Lake City.
Physicians have opposed the merger between Aetna and Humana for over a year and a half, trying to challenge the merger by giving the Department of Justice and state attorneys general evidence against the merger.