American Medical Association To Announce Web-Based Information Service for Physicians
The American Medical Association plans to announce a new online service that will offer physicians electronic prescribing, reference materials on diseases and other resources, the AP/Kansas City Star reports. The effort aims to help physicians adopt information technology and increase AMA membership. The new service, which was developed in collaboration with Compuware, will be tested as part of a pilot program before it is rolled out to members nationwide next year. Details of the service such as the cost to members have not yet been released, but AMA Board Chair Joseph Heyman said that members will be eligible for a discount (AP/Kansas City Star, 4/22).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.