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Rethinking the primary care workforce – an expanded role for nurses

by jmiller on October 5, 2016

In this “Perspective” article (NEJM, Sept 15), “the adult population of the U.S. will soon have a different primary care experience than we’ve been used to. In the primary care practice of the future, the physician’s role will increasingly be … learn more

Doctors tell all – and it’s bad: a crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis

by jmiller on October 4, 2016

This interesting essay was written about why it has become so difficult for so many doctors and patients to communicate with each other. “Ours is a technologically proficient but emotionally deficient and inconsistent medical system that is best at treating … learn more

The terrorist inside my husband’s brain by Robin Williams’ widow

by jmiller on October 4, 2016

Susan Williams, widow of Robin Williams, has written a special editorial for the October issue of Neurology, which was the subject of yesterday’s media newscasts. Her purpose in doing so is to raise awareness and to offer a plea for … learn more

Improving Emergency Department Wait Times: A Team Approach

by Medical Staff Office on September 20, 2016

AAMC is among hospitals nationwide working diligently to improve the ED patient experience. We are taking action to improve processes in order to move patients as quickly as possible through the ED. Many nurses, doctors and other employees from several … learn more

Implementing MACRA: Implications for physicians and physician leadership

by jmiller on September 12, 2016

In this Viewpoint (NEJM, June 14), “MACRA (Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), will overhaul Medicare’s physician payment system starting in 2019, placing most physicians in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a pay-for-performance system that adjusts payments based on … learn more

Evolutionary pressures on the Electronic Health Record: Caring for complexity

by jmiller on August 16, 2016

“There is building resentment against the shackles of the present EHR; every additional click inflicts a nick on physicians’ morale.  At present, the spectacular effects of computers in science and in the secular world are not reflected in the EHR, … learn more

Welcome New Medical Staff Members

by Medical Staff Office on August 10, 2016

Please welcome the following new medical staff members:

  • Sozdar Abed, MD - AAMG Chesapeake Women’s Health
  • Jeanette Abell, MD - AAMG Palliative Care
  • Gina Ambrose, DO - Doctors Emergency Service, P.A.
  • Eyob Amdemichael, MD - AAMC Adult Medicine Hospitalist
  • Adamu
  • learn more

AAMC Collaborative Care Network: Join 250 Members (and Growing)

by Medical Staff Office on August 9, 2016

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models…change is coming and the timeline for making big decisions is short. Please be aware of how federal and state changes will impact … learn more

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