The AMA is Breaking the Red Tape?

This is big news! Guess what I received today?


The above image is from the AMA’s propaganda email that goes out almost daily.  I get it and read it because I love it.  It’s like shooting ducks in a barrel with their idiotic material. Here is their newest entry:

Advocacy News: Fed up with your EHR? Now’s your chance to explain

Most physicians are unhappy with the way electronic health record (EHR) systems are working, largely due to government regulations that have encroached on time with patients and stifled technological innovations that would transform these systems into useful clinical tools. If you’re frustrated with your EHR and want to share your thoughts about problems and solutions, join a special town hall meeting that will be live-streamed online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday. Read more at AMA Wire®.

There are links on there that leads to this:


Electronic health records town hall

Join the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) for a conversation with Rep. Tom Price (GA-06) as well as national and local physician leaders about Electronic Health Records, the potential consequences of Meaningful Use Stage 3, and what you can do to fix it.

This event will also be live streamed online!

It’s as if the AMA has absolved itself from being involved in creating all the red tape.  They didn’t know how bad EHRs were?  They didn’t see the ICD-10 debacle coming?  They didn’t support the ACA?  They don’t make money off selling ICD-10 material?  They didn’t create and run the RVU system?

And yet morons are going to show up to this thing and think they are going to make a difference.  Luckily, you can save your time as I found a video of what EXACTLY is going to happen.  Please watch and laugh with me.

“And we are all indebted to Dr. Gabby Johnson!”

Let us, not the AMA, start the healthcare revolution!

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “The AMA is Breaking the Red Tape?

  1. Mamadoc
    July 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Ah, the AMA. Useless as always.

  2. July 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I think folks are half asleep anymore…very few are even commenting about the fact that President Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt, a former Goldman Sachs banker who’s at the helm now as temporary to run Medicare. Here’s a post I did at the Daily Koz. Spread the word and maybe encourage folks to tell the Senator no. He’s also a long timer at United Heatlhcare and he’s the Algo Man, in other words the data, and had an extensive involement in EMRs too. He’s also the guy Cuomo took down and the AMA suied for short paying doctors as the former CEO of Ingenix, now called Optum Insights..

    It seems that all seem to be content with this situation. The news is rigged of course today as you have 60% being written by bots. If you want to read up on that one, more here.

  3. Steve O'
    July 18, 2015 at 8:56 am

    To answer the question with an apparent irrelevancy, I see that some day in the future, historians analyzing the spectacular mess that is occurring in the American healthcare system will be faced by the same puzzle worried over by the loss of a British Army AgustaWestland Lynx AH.9A utility helicopter during a two-ship training flight into a weapons range called the Bowling Alley, some 20 km south of Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan in 2014. This incident was the first fatal loss of a UK helicopter in 13 years of operations in Afghanistan, and was the first (and so far only) time that an AH.9A-variant Lynx had crashed since the type entered service in 2009. Every party actionable with responsibility was the best and the brightest.
    “The difficult question as to why a competent and experienced crew, on an excellent weather day (with the sun behind and only a light headwind), would inadvertently fly their serviceable aircraft [whilst over secure territory] into the ground, is compounded by the fact that they did not recognise their impending situation until just before the aircraft impacted the ground (…) On the face of it, this was a relatively simple flight profile for [a highly experienced] crew.”
    The AMA seems to be encouraging the passengers who see what’s happening to scream freely in terror – not that it will change the outcome, but it will let them release some stress at the end.

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