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Doctors pick new chief for AMA

The Hill, June 10, 2014
The American Medical Association (AMA) has selected Dr. Steven Stack, an emergency physician and expert in health information technology, as president-elect. Announced Monday, the AMA's decision indicates the importance of health IT to the group's policy outlook. Stack has advised both the AMA and the federal government on electronic health records for several years, and is considered well positioned to advocate for doctors as they work to implement the Meaningful Use program. "It is a deep honor and privilege to be named president-elect of an organization that is committed to serving as a strong physician voice and a dedicated patient advocate on the pressing health care issues confronting our nation," Stack said in a statement.