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A new partnership between AMWA and Canopy Apps!
Canopy Apps is the winner of multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health. Its mission is to enable healthcare providers to easily deliver quality care to patients who do not speak English.
SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act
Over 600 medical organizations, including AMWA, signed on last week to a letter to all members of Congress to urge them to pass the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014.
AMWA signs on to letter from the SWHR
AMWA signs on to letter from the Society of Women's Health Research urging congress to review the need for more women and minorities in medical research.
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Time to break out your chef hat!
First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth.
What's Wrong with Women's History Month?
Women’s contributions to our nation’s history are not limited to one month in a year and so learning about them should not be limited either.
Screening for Health Insurance: A Pocket Card
Doctors for America
Enrolling patients for health insurance under the ACA — a tip card
27 percent of February Federal Marketplace enrollees are young adults
Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace climbs to 4.2 million in February
Improving daily health communication with patients
By Cynthia Sheppard Solomon
So are we doing a good job these days providing a heightened level of safety to our patients?
New lab test shows promise in screening for Alzheimer's disease
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
Can engaging primary care doctors reduce healthcare costs?
A couple of the pain points driving up healthcare costs are poor adherence to care plans and self-referrals to specialists.
CMS says no to additional meaningful use and ICD-10 delays
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Despite pleas from organized medicine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says there will be no delays to Stage 2 of the meaningful use incentive program.
Computer program calls parents when asthma scrips run low
Family Practice News
A newly developed computer program mines electronic medical records to find pediatric asthma patients who are about to run out of their inhaled corticosteroid inhalers, then calls their parents to help them order new ones.
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