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What you need to know about the pause on the J&J vaccine

Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), joins AMA President Susan R. Bailey to discuss the most up-to-date vaccine information, including the recent paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
April 14, 2021
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Lifting the voices of women in medicine

Hosted by Chris Grant, this podcast episode from Permanente Medicine Podcast, features AMA President Dr. Bailey and Dr. Margaret Ferguson, president and executive medical director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group.   Visit permanente.org for more.  
April 7, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccines: What doctors wish patients knew

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, Dr. Tyeese Gaines and Dr. Wayne Grody discuss misinformation about the vaccines and what they wish patients knew about safety and efficacy.
March 25, 2021
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The importance of health systems science with Dr. Maya Hammoud

AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium has collaborated with the “InsideTheBoards” podcast to bring medical students USMLE study aid. In this episode of the series, Dr. Maya Hammoud gives an overview of health systems science and discusses its growing importance due to COVID-19. Dr. Hammoud is senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the AMA. Listen to the full series at insidetheboards.com/hss
March 18, 2021
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Physical distancing in schools: what doctors wish patients knew

School physician Dr. Tyeese Gaines and Dr. Wayne Grody, professor at UCLA School of Medicine, discuss what they wish patients knew about physical distancing as a measure against COVID-19, especially as schools navigate the decision to reopen.
March 17, 2021
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Grey Rainbow: LGBTQ Patients and Aging, Part II

In the second and final episode in the series, we pick up the conversation with our two experts, Jill Dispenza, director of HIV and STD hub and hotline resources at the Center on Halsted and Dr. Magda Houlberg, Chair of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee from Howard Brown Health on the health care needs and disparities elderly LGBTQ patients may face.
January 14, 2021
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Grey Rainbow: LGBTQ Patients and Aging, Part I

What are the health care needs of LGBTQ patients age 65 and older? How are these needs similar, and different, to those of cis, heterosexual seniors? How can physicians mitigate concerns such as social isolation, gender-affirming services, and mental health problems? We talk with experts Jill Dispenza and Dr. Magda Houlberg, about connecting patients with resources.
January 7, 2021
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Trans Teens: What Doctors Should Know, part two

In the final episode of our series on trans teenagers, we discuss the specifics of gender affirming healthcare and how to support teens and their families.
December 10, 2020
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Time to prioritize mental health as we enter the winter months

As the days get shorter and the pandemic continues to rage, mental health should become top priority for doctors and patients.
December 9, 2020
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Trans Teens: What Doctors Should Know, part one

As more children and teenagers are expressing discomfort with their assigned sex at birth or their assumed gender identity, parents may be panicking. Physicians have a unique role in explaining the options available to trans teens. We discuss the differences between sex and gender, as well as the concerns that trans teenagers bring to the office.
December 8, 2020
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The ethics of treating the president

We speak with the AMA's director of ethics policy about the ethics of treating the president during the pandemic, and the questions that it poses for physicians.
December 2, 2020
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Vaccine Update with AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D.

The push for a COVID-19 vaccine is in full swing. We speak with AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., about her conversation with two CDC physicians about the COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution plan.
November 12, 2020
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Dr. Anthony Fauci on the year ahead

In this exclusive interview, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and AMA CEO Dr. James Madara explore the impact of COVID-19 and what lies ahead for physicians and medical students.  
November 11, 2020
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Will patients trust the vaccine?

As researchers work to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, public trust in the vaccine development process is being undermined. We speak with Dr. Peter Hotez about the uphill battle for science first in vaccine development and how to improve patient confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine.    
November 5, 2020
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Dr. James Madara explains the hard math on herd immunity

AMA CEO James Madara, MD, discusses the association's pandemic response and the math and science behind herd immunity and COVID-19.
October 29, 2020
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The long haul

Some patients with COVID-19 do not fully recover and spend weeks or months experiencing symptoms. We talk with two "long-haulers" (including a physician) about their experiences and what we know about the long-term impact of this disease.
October 22, 2020
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Maintaining heart health in a pandemic

Good blood pressure control can be difficult for patients during 'normal' times. During the pandemic, BP control has stagnated. We discuss the importance of maintaining cardiovascular health during COVID-19.
October 15, 2020
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The Latinx community and COVID-19

As part of the AMA's ongoing recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we discuss the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the Latinx community.     
October 8, 2020
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Slowing the death rate

This past week, deaths from COVID-19 topped 200,000 in the United States, and we honor those we've lost. The AMA's current president, immediate past president and president elect discuss the factors we can control in reducing the number of deaths going forward.   
October 1, 2020
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What doctors wish patients knew about wearing masks

More than six months into the pandemic, we know that wearing a mask is essential for slowing the spread of COVID-19. The AMA speaks with physicians about the 6 things they wish their patients knew about masks.
September 24, 2020
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Pregnant in a pandemic

During COVID-19, managing high-risk pregnancies has become even more complex. As part of Women in Medicine Month, we talk with experts about the challenges of pregnancy care during the pandemic. 
September 17, 2020
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Research update with Dr. Howard Bauchner

Our understanding of COVID-19 evolves quickly. We discuss the latest research on vaccines, antibodies, and more with JAMA editor-in-chief Dr. Howard Bauchner.
September 10, 2020
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Staying ready: Lessons from a health system preparing for a surge this fall

This fall, more COVID-19 cases are expected, just in time for cold and flu season. As health systems and communities prepare, it's vital to look back at the tactics that succeeded earlier this year. We discuss lessons from Henry Ford Health System as they plan ahead.
September 3, 2020
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Contact: the challenges of scaling up contact tracing

As the pandemic continues, contract tracing is an important tool to track the spread of COVID-19. We speak with Marcus Plescia, MD, chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, about the progress of contract tracing in the U.S.
August 27, 2020
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100 Days of COVID-19: the latest numbers and info

In the 100th episode of the AMA COVID-19 Update, Mira Irons, MD, shares details about new testing and a cautiously optimistic look at the latest numbers and trends.
August 20, 2020
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Still here: Fighting the overdose epidemic during a pandemic

As the U.S. continues to cope with COVID-19, opioid addiction and abuse continue to be a deadly problem. Join AMA immediate past president and chair of the AMA Opioid Taskforce, Patrice A Harris, MD, MA, and other addiction specialists as they discuss the nation's continued drug overdose epidemic. Subscribe to daily COVID video updates from the AMA at ama-assn.org/COVIDupdate
August 13, 2020
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U.S. Census 101 for Physicians, Part II

Accurate decennial statistics play a critical role in the equitable distribution of federal assets, and dedicated census officials are working to ensure complete and accurate enumeration despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
April 29, 2020
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U.S. Census 101 for Physicians, Part I

Physicians have a unique opportunity to drive health equity forward by acting as a trusted voice, encouraging patients to participate in the decennial census. For more information on responding to the 2020 census, you can visit the official website at 2020census.gov
April 22, 2020
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Women leaders in medicine, part 2

Part two of this panel discussion on women leaders in medicine touches on non-traditional paths in medicine, as well as how to negotiate things like fair compensation and benefits. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
October 23, 2019
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Women leaders in medicine, part 1

The first part of this panel discussion features Women Physicians Section council members sharing unique challenges and experiences regarding their pathway to leadership in medicine. The panel aims to promote discussion around growth as a woman in the medical field. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
October 16, 2019
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Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care, part 2

In part two of this discussion on medicine’s presence in entertainment and social media, Michael Metzner, M.D., and Jeanne M. Farnan, M.D., M.H.P.E., discuss topics such as online doctor ratings, anti-vaccine attacks on social media, celebrity doctors and more.
October 9, 2019
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Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care, part 1

For better or worse, pop culture has had a significant impact on the way patients view and understand health care. In part one of this discussion on portrayals of medicine in television and social media, the AMA medical student section’s Committee on Bioethics and Humanities is joined by Michael Metzner, M.D., and Jeanne M. Farnan, M.D., M.H.P.E.
October 2, 2019
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Replay: #MeToo in the medical field, part 2: Dr. Tiffani Bell and David Gabor on consequences

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the AMA is excited to share this presentation by Tiffani Bell, MD, a former AMA Resident and Fellows Section representative, and David Gabor, a partner at the Wagner Law Group. Together they discuss the psychological effects and legal ramifications of sexual harassment and discrimination. This episode is the second of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry.
September 25, 2019
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Replay: #MeToo in the medical field, part 1: Dr. Reshma Jagsi on harassment

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the AMA is excited to share this presentation by Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, from the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting. In her discussion, Dr. Jagsi provides an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination in the medical field. This episode is the first of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry.
September 18, 2019
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 2

In the second part of her discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, discusses practices and processes that eliminate gender bias in hiring, promotion, leadership and inclusivity. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
September 11, 2019
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 1

In the first of a two-part discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, explores the impact of gender bias in the health care workplace. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
September 4, 2019
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Is there a vaccine for burnout? Part 2

In the second part of this panel discussion, the AMA's team of experts on physician burnout discuss what to do if you think a friend or colleague is dealing with burnout and how the health care system can cultivate physician resiliency. Kathleen Blake, M.D., M.P.H., leads the panel with Marie Brown, M.D., Jan Kief, M.D., Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H., and Hunter Pattison, M.D.
August 28, 2019
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Is there a vaccine for burnout? Part 1

In the first part of this panel discussion, some of the AMA's foremost experts on burnout research share their personal experiences managing burnout and address potential system-wide solutions. Kathleen Blake, M.D., M.P.H., leads the panel with Marie Brown, M.D., Jan Kief, M.D., Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H., and Hunter Pattison, M.D.
August 21, 2019
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Physician’s guide to advocacy: Part 2 with Todd Askew

In his presentation at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA Director of Congressional Affairs Todd Askew focuses on three hot topics on Capitol Hill: preventing gun violence, efforts to improve MACRA and protecting patients from surprise medical bills. This episode of Moving Medicine is the second of two parts about federal advocacy for physicians. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update. 
August 14, 2019
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Physician’s guide to advocacy: Part 1 with Cynthia Brown

In her presentation at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA Vice President of Government Affairs Cynthia Brown reviews a variety of the most pressing health care issues facing America today. This episode of Moving Medicine is the first of two parts about federal advocacy for physicians. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
August 7, 2019
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The opioid epidemic and emerging public health policy priorities

In his presentation at the 2019 AMA National Advocacy Conference, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, reviews the current state of opioid abuse in America. Dr. Giroir, the Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health, also discusses potential solutions. You can follow along with Dr. Giroir by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/giroir-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
June 12, 2019
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Why does the U.S. spend so much on health care? Learning from world comparisons, part 2

In the second part of his keynote address at the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of Harvard Global Health Institute, talks about the tradeoff of positive and negative outcomes stemming from high prices in America’s health care sector. You can follow along with Dr. Jha by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/jha-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
June 5, 2019
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Why does the U.S. spend so much on health care? Learning from world comparisons, part 1

In the first part of his keynote address at the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of Harvard Global Health Institute, discusses why the U.S. spends so much more on health care than other countries and reviews data on potential sources for this high spend. You can follow along with Dr. Jha by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/jha-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
May 29, 2019
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Physician Well-being, part 3: Developing a culture of wellness with John P. Fogarty, M.D.

John P. Fogarty, M.D., dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, shares the outpouring of grief following a medical student’s suicide and outlines the FSU Wellness Committee's efforts to create a culture that promotes wellness for students. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout.
February 27, 2019
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Physician Well-being, part 2: Personal and professional satisfaction with Brooke M. Buckley, M.D., FACS

Brooke M. Buckley, M.D., FACS, talks about setting a course for personal and professional satisfaction, excelling as a leader and mentor, and learning from failure. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout
February 20, 2019
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Physician Well-being, part 1: Organizational changes with Michael Tutty, PhD

Michael Tutty, PhD, provides an overview of the AMA's efforts to reduce physician burnout by focusing on organizational transformation. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout
February 13, 2019
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Expanded rooming and discharge protocols with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to discuss expanded rooming and discharge protocols. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/patient-discharge-and-rooming.
December 19, 2018
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Advocacy Year-End Wrap Up, Part 1

In this episode, we listen in to the first half of the Council on Legislation forum at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting. Willie Underwood III, M.D., David T. Tayloe Jr., M.D., Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., and Mary S. Carpenter, M.D., each discuss the AMA’s advocacy efforts on issues in 2018.
December 13, 2018
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Advocacy Year-End Wrap Up, Part 2

Tune in to the second half of the Council on Legislation forum at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting. Todd Askew, AMA director of congressional affairs, recaps results from the mid-term elections, while Richard Deem, AMA senior vice president for advocacy, reviews what those results mean for future health care policy in 2019.
December 13, 2018
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How pre-visit labs lead to richer patient-physician conversations with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to go over pre-visit laboratory testing. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/pre-visit-laboratory-testing.
December 12, 2018
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Developing a pre-visit planning process with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to answer questions about planning the current patient visit and preparing for the next. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/pre-visit-planning.
December 5, 2018
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Making the most of team meetings with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to teach you how to conduct effective team meetings. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/conducting-effective-team-meetings.
November 28, 2018
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How daily team huddles can save your practice time with Marie T. Brown, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D., to discuss how to boost practice productivity and team morale by implementing a daily team huddle. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/team-huddles.
November 14, 2018
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Annual Rx renewal to increase medication adherence with Marie T. Brown, M.D

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D., to teach you about synchronized prescription renewal. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/synchronized-prescription-renewal.
November 8, 2018
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Building trust to support medication adherence with Marie T. Brown, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D. who discusses how to create connections with patients to support medication adherence. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/medication-adherence.
October 31, 2018
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#MeToo in the medical field, part 2: Dr. Tiffani Bell & David Gabor on consequences

Dr. Tiffani Bell, a former AMA Resident and Fellows Section representative, is joined by David Gabor, a partner at the Wagner Law Group. Together they discuss the psychological effects and legal ramifications of sexual harassment and discrimination. This episode is the second of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
October 3, 2018
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#MeToo in the medical field, part 1: Dr. Reshma Jagsi on harassment

Dr. Reshma Jagsi, director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan, provides an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination in the medical field. This episode is the first of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
September 26, 2018
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Helping at-risk patient populations, part 3: Dr. Paul H. Wick on senior patients

Dr. Paul H. Wick, the immediate past chair of the AMA Senior Physicians Section, discusses health issues and disparities unique to elderly populations. This episode completes our trio of podcasts about improving health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. View all AMA podcasts at ama- assn.org/podcasts.
September 19, 2018
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Helping at-risk patient populations, part 2: Dr. Dionne Hart on incarcerated patients

Dr. Dionne Hart is the director of Care from the Heart, which provides patient advocacy and psychiatric consultation services. In this episode, she shares sobering statistics that may challenge your preconceived notions about individuals in the criminal justice system. This episode is the second of three about improving health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
September 12, 2018
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Health care innovation, part 2: Dr. Richard Milani on inpatient and AI innovation

In part two of his presentation on innovation, Dr. Richard Milani outlines the need for innovation in the inpatient setting and offers tangible solutions that can drastically improve patient outcomes. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
August 29, 2018
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Health care innovation, part 1: Dr. Richard Milani on outpatient innovation

Dr. Richard Milani of Ochsner Health addresses the challenges of treating chronic disease in the outpatient setting and makes a case for leveraging behavior change as part of the solution. This episode is the first of two about health care innovation. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
August 13, 2018
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