AMA sells its membership databaseBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1307/a (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1307
- Fred Charatan
The American Medical Association (AMA) has agreed to supply its files on 650000 doctors to a company specialising in databases to create a joint venture called HealthCareProConnect. The association will earn about $18.8m (£13.4m) from the deal.
Three years ago, the association was criticised for its commercial deal with the Sunbeam Corporation that would have allowed the association seal to be placed on the company's home health care products …