Online tool helps map location of healthcare professionals

A new online tool released by the American Medical Association (AMA) will help patients find locations of the healthcare workforce countrywide.

The Health Workforce Mapper can assist in highlighting places where the industry needs more healthcare professionals and help policymakers with evidence-based decisions, according to an article at Government Health IT.

"This unique new mapping tool gives physicians and other healthcare providers unprecedented information using reliable AMA data and other sources to see exactly where healthcare services are needed most," AMA President Robert Wah, M.D., said in a statement.

The tool will give residents and medical students access to important information that allows them to see, from state-to-state, where there are shortages in certain medical specialties, Wah added. Article