Security or convenience? The AMA website seeks a delicate balance

June 6, 2014

In the recent AMA website survey, many members said they’d like to see an easier way to log on to our website.

It’s a balancing act – our aim is to protect members’ confidential information and to ensure that they can easily access information.


As we move closer to self-service benefits (e.g., making your CME and other claims online), we really want to be sure that we get the balance right.

The good news is that we continue to open up as many areas of the site as we can. In the past, most of the member benefits on the site required login. Now, the only private areas of the site are the board of directors, Representative Forum and inner pages of the member sections (to protect the confidential and/or sensitive information on these website pages).

Two login tips:

  • If you’re on a secure computer, you can make login easier by saying ”yes” when your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) asks to remember your password. Look for the browser’s message on your screen when you next log in to the AMA website.
  • The AMA website’s “Login help” page can also help you through the login process.

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