Leadership

The American Medical Association (AMA) has elected its new board of trustees for 2019-2020, with women physicians as the highest elected officers for the first time.

AI in Healthcare caught up with Humana's new CMO William Shrank, MD, MSHS, to talk about the changing role of the CMO, the rise of AI in healthcare and how technology is helping Humana shape its integrated care goals as a major Medicare Advantage provider.

Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, becoming the AMA’s first African-American woman to hold the position.

 

The acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health, which came at a price tag of $69 billion and brought together the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider with one of the biggest pharmacy retailers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is at risk as the transaction is still under review by a court.

Healthcare organizations are keeping an eye on technology behemoths, which are the new entrants and competitors in the healthcare industry.

An emergence of fake medical news and untrustworthy medical advice on social media has led to the creation of a new type of role at Jefferson Health, a health system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

Susan Bailey, MD, has been named the new president of American Medical Association, the group announced June 8 at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced numerous award winners, selecting members for a variety of honors. 

Half of all physicians in the United States experience burnout, and recent surveys have suggested that number could be even higher among women.

Historically, radiology has been unable to recruit women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) as well as other healthcare specialties. Why is this the case? How can that trend be reversed?

Escape rooms have gained popularity in recent years, putting participants in a “locked” environment and seeing if they have the creativity to find their way out. Could such an experience benefit radiology residents?

Thomas Frieden, MD, former director of the CDC, pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation after he was arrested last year for sexual misconduct, the Associated Press reported.