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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.

A Closer Look at Evidence-based Medicine Benefits and Guidelines

Many tests fall under the EBM umbrella.

EBM is a major step forward from older systems of medicine such as humorism and unproven (but once commonplace) procedures such as bloodletting.

An Overview of Evidence-based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine considers additional testing and trial models.

The gold standard for evidence for EBM – randomized controlled trials (RCTs) – only emerged in the 20th century.

The Long-Term Impact of Millennials on Healthcare Services and Costs

Technology will continue to shape the future of patient interactions.

Millennials will confront mounting human and economic costs of these chronic conditions, along with emerging problems such as antibiotic resistance.

How Millennials are Reshaping the Entire Healthcare Sector

Millennials demand instant access to all services.

What can providers and payers do, beyond tech upgrades, to more closely align their services with millennial expectations?

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