Association of American Medical Colleges

New AAMC Center for Health Justice Signals Paradigm Shift in Addressing Health Inequities, Improving Community Health

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:48pm

Health equity, however, is still not the reality for many communities across the country," said Philip M. Alberti, PhD, founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice.

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  • Health equity, however, is still not the reality for many communities across the country," said Philip M. Alberti, PhD, founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice.
  • The AAMC Center for Health Justice will align and augment the efforts of the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals, research institutions, and other local and national organizations to enhance health equity through community collaboration.
  • An additional focus of the AAMC Center for Health Justice is building on the AAMC Principles of Trustworthiness , which were released earlier this year.
  • "The AAMC believes doing so is the only way to comprehensively bring equity and justice to the nation's health system and make meaningful progress toward achieving health justice for all."

Preparing for the Next Pandemic Begins Now

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:19pm

This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .

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  • This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .
  • "The severity of this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was avoidable," Grover said.
  • "Federal leadershipwith state and local cooperationcould implement many of these recommendations within the next few months and years.
  • Federal and state government relaxation of regulatory restrictions on clinical care -- regulatory, licensing, and billing requirements -- during a national emergency.

OpticSurg Launches First-of-its-Kind Augmented Reality Telecollaboration Solution That Expands Provider Reach and Medical Knowledge

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

Leveraging augmented reality smart glasses technology, the Vision Beyond telecollaboration solution gives consulting clinicians a real-time first-person view of an onsite provider's field of vision through web-enabled devices like computers and tablets.

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  • Leveraging augmented reality smart glasses technology, the Vision Beyond telecollaboration solution gives consulting clinicians a real-time first-person view of an onsite provider's field of vision through web-enabled devices like computers and tablets.
  • The unique annotation function of Vision Beyond allows consulting clinicians to provide real-time visual direction from their devices.
  • The Vision Beyond solution superimposes a digital interface and visuals into the onsite user's real-world space enabling hands-free, instantaneous collaboration.
  • They are powered by the diverse knowledge of their team members, including surgeons, clinicians, regulatory experts, business development powerhouses, augmented reality and artificial intelligence experts, data scientists, engineers, and healthcare administrators.

LCME Supports PHSU School of Medicine Expansion; Program Recognized for Graduating Diverse, Culturally Competent Medical Professionals

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm

ST LOUIS, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) School of Medicine has announced the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has supported the expansion of its accredited Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program from 150 to 180 students, and will be launching its expanded M.D. program cohort of 30 students in St. Louis in August 2022. LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, and considered the gold standard for medical education. PHSU has a longstanding commitment to cultivating a diverse pipeline of highly qualified medical professionals and addressing a global healthcare worker shortage -- a commitment which is strengthened by this $80 million long term investment in the St. Louis community.

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  • LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, and considered the gold standard for medical education.
  • "Ponce Health Sciences University's medical school is a game-changer for the state and the region," said Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe.
  • Locating this accredited medical school campus here is significant and will address physician shortages in St. Louis, in Missouri, and beyond."
  • Over the last 44 years, PHSU Puerto Rico has graduated over 2,000 physicians, biomedical scientists, and masters in medical sciences.

Education Technology Company Sketchy Shakes Up The Test Prep Industry By Launching Visual-Spatial Studying Tool For The MCAT

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sketchy , the education technology company on a mission to make learning unforgettable for everyone, today launched a new test prep solution titled Sketchy MCAT , which is available to undergraduate students as they prepare to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).

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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sketchy , the education technology company on a mission to make learning unforgettable for everyone, today launched a new test prep solution titled Sketchy MCAT , which is available to undergraduate students as they prepare to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
  • The Sketchy co-founders created the company when they themselves were still students in medical school.
  • Sketchy MCAT features more than 110 Sketchy video lessons across all MCAT topics, including biology, biochemistry and physical sciences.
  • Founded by four medical students, Sketchy believes in a reimagined education system, greater access to knowledge and expanding every person's potential through learning.

symplr Acquires SpinFusion

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Adding SpinFusion to our growing workforce management portfolio is particularly important given today's challenging healthcare environment," said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.

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  • "Adding SpinFusion to our growing workforce management portfolio is particularly important given today's challenging healthcare environment," said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.
  • They empower organizations to make data-driven staffing decisions to help contain and manage labor costs, improve productivity, increase staff engagement, and positively impact patient outcomes.The addition of SpinFusion enables symplr to better address the unique and increasingly complex needs of physician scheduling.
  • We are thrilled to join symplr, a truejuggernaut in the healthcare technology space," said Matt Mendez, MD, Founder of SpinFusion.
  • "This strategic acquisition marks another milestone for symplr as SpinFusion provides highly complementary provider scheduling software, expanding the company's workforce management portfolio and staffing capabilities," said Paul Huber, Principal, and Sean Courtney, Vice President, of Clearlake.

Merritt Hawkins Report: Nurse Practitioners Top List of Most Recruited Providers

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

Nurse practitioners topped the list of most recruited providers in the annual report on physician and advanced practitioner recruiting trends produced by Merritt Hawkins, a leading medical search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare.

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  • Nurse practitioners topped the list of most recruited providers in the annual report on physician and advanced practitioner recruiting trends produced by Merritt Hawkins, a leading medical search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210809005073/en/
    The 2021 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives indicates that over a 12-month period, Merritt Hawkins conducted more search engagements for nurse practitioners (NPs) than for any other type of provider.
  • COVID-19 and other forces are changing the dynamics of physician and advanced practitioner recruiting, said Tom Florence, president of Merritt Hawkins.
  • While family physicians were second on Merritt Hawkins list of most recruited providers, primary care physicians comprised only 18% of the firms search engagements over 12 months, compared to 20% the prior year and 22% two years ago.

NovaSignal Appoints Mark Laret, President and CEO of UCSF Health, to its Board of Directors

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:03pm

It is a privilege to have Mark, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare, join NovaSignals board of directors.

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  • It is a privilege to have Mark, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare, join NovaSignals board of directors.
  • I look forward to working with the companys leadership and board of directors as they work to expand access to this innovative technology.
  • He serves on the board of directors for NASDAQ-listed Nuance Communications, and previously served on the board of NYSE-listed Varian Medical Systems.
  • Using cloud computing and data analytics, NovaSignal supports physicians in their clinical decision making of diseases identified through cerebral blood flow.

Vizient, AAMC Expand Benchmarking Capabilities to Community Providers through Clinical Practice Solutions Center

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 11:00am

Vizient, Inc. and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced today the launch of community benchmarking capabilities for physicians within the Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC), a unique analytics platform that drives performance improvement for academic and community practices.

Key Points: 
  • Vizient, Inc. and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced today the launch of community benchmarking capabilities for physicians within the Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC), a unique analytics platform that drives performance improvement for academic and community practices.
  • CPSC leverages the 20-year partnership between the AAMC and Vizient to provide services that measure, monitor, and drive clinical and financial provider performance.
  • The addition of community benchmarking provides metrics, including physician productivity, new patient visit ratios, reimbursement coding and procedure distribution, and charge lag data.
  • CPSC gives plan administrators and clinical leaders whether community practice, academic medical center, or both insights to monitor and improve patient access and performance.

MCAT® Official Prep Hub Powered by BenchPrep Recognized by SIIA as Best Enterprise Learning Solution 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:11pm

CHICAGO, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BenchPrep today announced that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MCAT Official Prep Hub has been recognized by the annual SIIA CODiE Awards, and has been named the Best Corporate/Enterprise Learning Solution of 2020 .

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  • CHICAGO, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BenchPrep today announced that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MCAT Official Prep Hub has been recognized by the annual SIIA CODiE Awards, and has been named the Best Corporate/Enterprise Learning Solution of 2020 .
  • Over the last year, BenchPrep worked in collaboration with the AAMC to develop the MCAT Official Prep Hub .
  • Helping the AAMC develop the MCAT Official Prep Hub embodies how BenchPrep treats partnerships with our education and training clients.
  • BenchPrep is the leading provider of cloud-based learning products, delivering the best learning experience and driving revenue for corporations, training organizations, and nonprofits (credentialing bodies & associations).