Doctors' lobby opens up archives

The American Medical Association announced Thursday it is opening up its in-house news organ's archives to non-members, offering the general public 10 years of research and analysis through the AMA's lenses on issues confronting physicians and trends in medicine. The online news archive dates back to January 2000 and also features selected earlier content. 

"The American Medical Association hopes the accessible online news archive, and digital conveniences offered by American Medical News, will better help readers stay on top of the trends and forces shaping a complex, ever-changing medical environment," AMA President Cecil Wilson said in a statement.

The references include tables, charts and other tools such as:

  • Listings of news stories by health plan and region of the country;
  • Headlines via e-mail or RSS;
  • Multimedia features on stories of "enduring relevance";
  • An interactive health-plan earnings tool on the nation's publicly traded health plans; and
  • A new mobile version with full text, pinch and zoom, topics and search.