The American Medical Association (AMA) has passed new policy aimed at helping guide physicians who accept or donate health information technology (HIT) from or to hospitals or health systems.
As part of its new policy, the AMA will:
- develop contracting guidelines for physicians considering accepting or donating electronic medical record and electronic health records systems from or to hospitals and health systems;
- educate physicians on the potential consequences associated with these partnerships;
- and encourage ease of use and interoperability of information systems used by hospitals and healthcare facilities.
The policy was adopted today at the AMA's semi-annual policy making meeting.