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AMA, Sling Expand Work to Add Doctor Input into Health IT Innovation

April 17, 2019 / Fred Donovan

The American Medical Association (AMA) and student-run biotech incubator Sling Health are expanding their joint efforts to include physicians in health IT innovation to improve clinical workflows and patient care. The two organizations are compiling insights from physicians in their clinical problem database, which will become a feature on the AMA’s Physician Innovation Network, an online community that connects and matches physicians with digital health companies and entrepreneurs. The physician insights are shared with Sling Health’s network of young entrepreneurs to inspire development of cutting-edge health IT and other medical technologies with a focus on clinical challenges. “Physicians and entrepreneurs are passionate about transforming health care, and by engaging collaboratively they can advance innovation that makes the health system work better for everyone,” said Michael Tutty, PhD, group vice president of professional satisfaction and practice susta...