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The Rise of the Doctor-Influencer and the Yelping of Healthcare

Yelp and ZocDoc have turned doctors into influencers.

To grasp the potential of social media in healthcare, we need to look at tools like ZocDoc and reviews aggregators such as Yelp.

Understanding Changes to California’s Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary

Drug formularies help determine which prescription drugs offer the best value.

Unlike national programs such as Supplemental Security Income and state-federal partnerships like Medicaid, the structure and the funding of WC initiatives are entirely determined by statehouses.

How the Opioid Crisis is Changing the Conversation Around Physician Behavior

The industry is taking a harder look at prescriptions and physician behavior.

Physicians are working toward a consensus on appropriate opioid prescription practices while navigating structural challenges to consistent and safe prescribing.

The Growing Role of Opioid Tapering Schedules in Public Health

The culture of prescription drugs is slowly evolving so that opioids are used in quantities and therapies reflecting their safety profiles.

2017 Year in Review: The Opioid Crisis

The discussion around opioid prescriptions is beginning to change.

Years in the making, the opioid epidemic now accounts for a majority of all drug overdoses in the country.

A Look Back at 2017 with Megan Kaufman

2017 was a phenomenal year for the AMR family, and we are looking forward to another year of growth and partnership in 2018. Megan Kaufman, General Manager of AMR, shares her reflections and her hopes in our annual AMR vlog.

Understanding the Acronyms of Independent Medical Reviews

What is an IRO and IMR and DUR? Find out what these acronyms mean and how they relate to one another in the latest infographic from AMR!

How Privatization Affects Workers’ Compensation Programs

WC claims impact state budgets depending upon the structure of programs within each given state.

Privatization has emerged as one solution to curb the costs of workers’ compensation on state funds.

Workers’ Compensation Reforms: What’s on the Horizon?

WC reforms are popping up around the nation.

The high variance of WC rules and regulations by state makes it difficult to generalize about future trends.

Modern Medical School and What it Takes to Become a Physician

Does modern medical school align with the needs of future patients?

With the benefits of stability and high demand, it is easy to understand what drives many undergraduates to pursue a career in medicine.

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