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White River Health System, UAMS Announce Agreement
White River Health System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday announced an affiliation agreement. The organizations said the agreement would allow them to collaborate on clinical trials and research, develop telemedicine together and give WRHS access to e-consults with UAMS specialists. Both will maintain their independence. UAMS and WRHS said they will also adopt protocols for patient care and specialty referrals. "We are eager to join forces with UAMS," WRHS Administrator/CEO Gary Bebow said in a news release. "Providing the best patient care possible and encouraging the develop...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CME Outfitters Continues to Make International Impact on Clinical...
CME Outfitters strives to continue improving both domestic & international clinical behaviors and outcomes and is proud to offer top-rated continuing medical education opportunities to clinicians...(PRWeb June 05, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14395549.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What do providers want to know about opioid prescribing? A qualitative analysis of their questions - Cushman PA, Liebschutz JM, Hodgkin JG, Shanahan CW, White JL, Hardesty I, Alford DP.
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded to the opioid crisis with a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, requiring manufacturers of extended-release/long-acting opioids to fund continuing medical education based on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

California Senate Passes Bill Limiting Pharma Gifts California Senate Passes Bill Limiting Pharma Gifts
Drug companies'largesse to physicians would be restricted in office practices, continuing medical education, and clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physicians' age linked to patients' mortality risk
Hospitalized patients have a slightly higher risk of dying when treated by older hospitalists -- internal medicine specialists who oversee the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients -- new research concludes. The results suggest the critical importance of continuing medical education throughout the span of a physician's professional career. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Integrity Continuing Education Presents 2017 Hospital Medicine Summit
Integrity Continuing Education is pleased to announce an upcoming live Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting that will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.(PRWeb April 28, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14281181.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AKH Awarded Accreditation with Commendation
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare Inc. is again being recognized as an exceptional accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) for...(PRWeb April 05, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14204155.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bethesda ed tech startup raises $6.5M to launch mobile training for doctors
Bethesda-based education tech startup Knowledge to Practice Inc. — created to help doctors more easily stay up to date on continuing medical education — raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Rethink Education, a New York-based venture group that invests in early- and growth-stage education technology companies. Rethink Managin g Partner Rick Segal will join the board of K2P, founded in 2014 by CEO Mary Ellen Beliveau, a former chief learning officer for the American… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

CME Outfitters Taking Continuing Medical Education to New Places
CME Outfitters is proud to offer top-rated continuing medical education opportunities to both domestic and international clinicians and strive to make a global impact on clinical behaviors.(PRWeb December 20, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13933290.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TargetSolutions Meets New York Department of Health ’s Requirements for Online CME Program
SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, has been approved to provide fire and EMS departments in the state of New York with 100 percent of their recertification training. Agencies can now complete the New York Department of Health’s required paperwork to request permission for completing 100 percent of their Three-Year EMS Continuing Medical Education (CME) Recertification Program online through TargetSolutions. “We’re excited about this development because it simplifies the continuing education process for agen...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Training Source Type: news

Internists: Join R-SCAN to Optimize Medical Imaging and Earn CME, MOC Credit
Washington, DC — Internists certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) can now earn Practice Assessment Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit and optimize medical imaging care by participating in theAmerican College of Radiology (ACR)Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network™ (R-SCAN) program. Through R-SCAN, internists collaborate with radiologists to select a topic from the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign for which there is potential toreduce unwarranted imaging and promote important discussions between clinicians and patients about what care is app...
Source: American College of Radiology - November 16, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASHG Webinar Series: Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents
(American Society of Human Genetics) This series of three free webinars, intended for primary care providers and specialists who treat children and adolescents, will help fill clinical gaps by teaching best practices in genetic testing. The one-hour webinars will address risk management, benefits and limitations of testing, test interpretation, referral, communication, and management. Continuing medical education (CME) credit will be available. Dates: Nov. 17, 2016; Jan. 19, 2017; and March 16, 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?
Hey, Sugar, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association dropped an alleged bombshell when it disclosed that the sugar industry lobby influenced research on coronary heart disease by effectively bribing Harvard researchers to promote the theory that dietary fat, and not sugar, causes heart disease. The story is trending on Facebook at this very moment, and the JAMA Facebook post states that "Policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry-funded studies, and include mechanistic and animal studies as well as studies appraising the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician efforts to reverse opioid epidemic quantified
When patients present with issues, physicians look to the most effective tools for treatment. The same is true in addressing an epidemic. While much more work remains to reverse the nation ’s opioid epidemic, using tools such as prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), medication-assisted treatment and naloxone, physicians are making progress. A new fact sheet provides some evidence of that progress on a number of fronts.Focused prescribing practices In a fact sheet released by the AMA,physicians ’ progress to reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic was quantified showing new trends in the use of avail...
Source: AMA Wire - September 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

7 Areas Where Providers Should Go Back to School
As another year of school begins, providers may wish to pursue their own continuing medical education. Here are a few topics where a refresher may be beneficial. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 7, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Marketing Career CME Technology Source Type: news

Precision medicine: What to know about cell-free DNA screening
With more women seeking tests for common chromosome conditions in pregnancy, many are now opting for newly developed non-invasive cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening. But like all screening tests, it has limitations and isn ’t appropriate for all patients. Find out how cfDNA works and which of your patients may benefit from the screening. Anew continuing medical education (CME) module, developed by AMA in partnership with Scripps Translational Science Institute and The Jackson Laboratory, is helping physicians understand what the test detects, which patients benefit most from it, what to consider when ordering the test ...
Source: AMA Wire - August 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

The 46th Annual Wyoming Trauma & EMS Conference Begins Aug. 18
The Wyoming Trauma & EMS Conference is a three and a half day event providing a wide range of educational and training opportunities for multiple medical disciplines that provide, or may be called upon to provide, emergency medical treatment. The conference features day long workshops with a specific theme on the first day, and general and breakout sessions on the second, third and final day. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) attending the conference has the opportunity to receive up to 24 hours of continuing education toward meeting the requirements of the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) recertification requirem...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Training Source Type: news

AMA-SPS at the 2016 Interim Meeting
Join members of the Senior Physicians Section (AMA-SPS) at the 2016 Interim Meeting in Orlando from Nov. 12 to 15. The section is hosting a number of meetings for its members.Assembly Meeting: Saturday, Nov.12, from 11 a.m. to noon in Americas Seminar (Dolphin). Those present may introduce new items of business related to the section's mission and review items in the House of Delegates Handbook related to senior physician issues. A luncheon will be served at 11:30 am on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope you can join us and enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues. If you have questions about the mee...
Source: AMA Wire - August 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education Announces...
Expanded program to focus on cardiometabolic comorbidities and clinician wellness(PRWeb August 02, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13585771.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Nutrition Facts misconceptions that sabotage patient health
The fight against diabetes and heart disease also means fighting nutritional misunderstandings and offering sound advice to patients. A new video helps dispel common misconceptions about the Nutrition Facts label found on food packages and offers physicians guidance on how to educate their patients. Designed to help patients better understand what they are consuming and make more informed decisions about their daily diet, the Nutrition Facts label can be a powerful tool when used correctly. A new video from the AMA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers tips to get started using the label and describes ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

How much do you know about carrier screening?
As prenatal genetic screening options expand, physicians face questions about which screening is best for individual patients. Test your knowledge about new expanded carrier screening and what role it can play in clinical practice. Casting a wider net Genomics is part of precision medicine, the science of crafting treatments to fit a patient’s particular genes, environment and lifestyle. Unlike traditional one-size-fits-all treatments, precision medicine tools enable clinicians to better understand a patient’s health and conditions, and better determine what treatments will be most effective for that partic...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

A double-edged sword: What makes doctors great also drives burnout
A physician burnout expert from the Mayo Clinic explained earlier this month at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting how physicians in the current health care system often have an intrinsic risk of burnout. Learn about the role that the “physician personality” can play in burnout and ways Mayo has found to help address burnout as a system issue. What’s happening to physicians? “If I told you we had a system issue that affected quality of care, limited access to care, and eroded patient satisfaction, that affected up to half of patient encounters,” said Tait Shanafelt, MD, a hematologist and physici...
Source: AMA Wire - June 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

40 years of shaping medical education
In 1976, the average cost of a new home was $43,400, Apple Computer Inc. was established, and an important group in medical education was just getting started. A notable history The AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, and physicians who were a part of the group in its early years can tell of its strong history in shaping medical education and the practice of medicine. From its beginning as the AMA Section on Medical Schools, this group of physician educators had high aspirations. Within a few years of its founding, the section had played an important role in contrib...
Source: AMA Wire - June 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Christy Hawkins Elected to Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services (Movers & Shakers)
Christy Hawkins, medical staff coordinator at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been elected to serve on the Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services board of directors for the 2016-18 term. Hawkins will serve as the northwest district representative on the board. Dr. Roy Allen Lee, medical director of NARMC's Mediquick, has recently received a Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. The award is given to physicians who demonstrate a commitment to staying up to date on current medical advancements by participating in certified continuing medical education acti...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 20, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Protecting health care workers from workplace violence
A new report by the AMA Council on Science and Public Health responds to increasingly common violence directed at physicians and other health care professionals where they work, looking at the trends in violence, solutions that have been tested and barriers to addressing the problem. The AMA adopted policy to help prevent violent acts in the health care setting. An unacceptable hazard of the job The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace assaults from 2011 to 2013 were 23,540-5,630 annually, with upwards of 70 percent occurring in health care and social service settings. Health care workers are three to...
Source: AMA Wire - June 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

APSHO Presents Regional Lecture Series
The Advanced Practitioners Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) is pleased to announce a series of live continuing medical education (CME) meetings. This accredited meeting series titled,...(PRWeb June 13, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13465787.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Academic Physicians Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting highlights
AMA policy review, educational sessions and networking opportunities with academic physician colleagues were part of the historic 40th anniversary meeting of the AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS), June 10-11 in Chicago. Meeting participants—comprising deans and faculty from a wide range of medical schools, graduate medical education programs, and academic health systems nationwide—voiced their opinions and reached decisions on recommendations for several reports and resolutions to be acted upon by delegates at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, June 10-15. Their work guides the section dele...
Source: AMA Wire - June 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

AMA Minority Affairs Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting
The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) held its business meeting on Friday evening, June 10. The keynote speaker, Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, the patient safety officer for The Joint Commission, discussed health disparities, health equity, and physicians’ unconscious bias. The meeting also featured an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients. The business meeting also included an awards presentation honoring 21 medical students who received the 2016 Minority Scholars Awards. Award recipients won $10,000 scholarships from the AMA Foundation.  The schol...
Source: AMA Wire - June 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Entire state gets one naloxone prescription
There are many steps that need to be taken to end an epidemic—including policy, medication, coverage and treatment expansion—and require physicians to take the lead in fighting for their patients. Leaders in Pennsylvania are on a mission to provide that help to both the people who are suffering in the opioid epidemics and the physicians who treat them. A standing order for naloxone Through a multiagency effort, Pennsylvania’s physician general Rachel Levine, MD, in October signed a statewide prescription for naloxone, making this lifesaving overdose reversal drug available to the entire population. ...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Burnout tied to fewer physician work hours
A new study found that high levels of burnout and low professional satisfaction scores predict an increased risk of future reduction in work levels. Learn more about which physicians are reducing their work hours and what is being done to improve professional satisfaction. Who is increasingly cutting hours Full-time physicians who report worsening burnout or show declining job satisfaction are more likely to reduce the hours they work, according to study published in April’s Mayo Clinic Proceedings. More than 1,800 Mayo Clinic physicians responded to a 2011 survey. For each one-point increase a physician had on...
Source: AMA Wire - May 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Burnout driving physicians to cut down work hours
A new study found that high levels of burnout and low professional satisfaction scores predict a reduction in work levels. Learn more about which physicians are reducing their work hours and what is being done to improve professional satisfaction. Who is increasingly cutting hours Full-time physicians who report worsening burnout or show declining job satisfaction are more likely to reduce the hours they work, according to study published in April’s Mayo Clinic Proceedings. More than 1,800 Mayo Clinic physicians responded to a 2011 survey. For each one-point increase a physician had on a seven-point emotiona...
Source: AMA Wire - May 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Report on the 17th Chinese Course on Medical Mycology
The 17th Chinese National Continuing Medical Education Course on Medical Mycology was successfully held on March 17- 22, 2016 in Chengdu, China. Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:01Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Continuing Medical Education for General PractitionersContinuing Medical Education for General Practitioners
The authors describe the components of a quality continuing medical education program and offer recommendations for the development of CME for general practitioners. Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Journal Article Source Type: news

Physician satisfaction: Why leadership qualities matter
Physician leaders have a significant impact on the well-being and satisfaction of the physicians they supervise, according to a new study. Learn which leadership qualities are essential to promote healthy professional environments that reduce the likelihood of physician burnout. Effective leaders increase physician well-being Physician leaders who inform, engage, inspire, develop and recognize the physicians they supervise are more likely to have employees who feel professionally satisfied and less likely to show signs of burnout, a study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings found. Study authors a...
Source: AMA Wire - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Attend the 2016 AMA-SPS Annual Meeting June 11
Members of the AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) are invited to attend the 2016 AMA-SPS Annual Meeting June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Those present may introduce new items of business related to the section’s mission and review items in the House of Delegates Handbook related to senior physician issues. The assembly meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to noon June 11 in Columbus K/L (East Tower, Gold Level). Come enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues. A luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Alic...
Source: AMA Wire - April 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

3 simple steps to address prediabetes in your practice
Today is Diabetes Alert Day, and many of your patients will be encouraged over social media to take an online prediabetes test. Make sure you know the signs of this disease and the three steps you should take to prevent or treat it. About 86 million Americans have prediabetes and don’t know it. That’s why the AMA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Ad Council in a highly visible public service ad campaign that clearly delivers an important message: Everyone needs to know whether they have prediabetes or not. The campaign go...
Source: AMA Wire - March 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Overview clarifies CME reporting under the Sunshine Act
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been charged with implementing the Sunshine Act and has called it the “Open Payments Program.” A subset of drug, biological and device manufacturers have raised questions concerning the Open Payments Program’s reporting requirements and participation in commercially supported, accredited and certified con...
Source: AMA Wire - March 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

What is taught on firearm safety in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education? A review of educational programs - Puttagunta R, Coverdale TR, Coverdale J.
OBJECTIVE: Because there have been no published formal reviews on teaching of firearm safety, we set out to systematically locate and review the literature on curricula that educated physicians and other health care providers, residents across specialties,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ACR 2016: Optimize Practice Value and Patient Care
Discussions  From PQRS to MIPS: What You Need to Know About New Payment Models for Radiology  ACR’s annual all-member meeting will be held May 15–19 in Washington, DC. The keynote address is being given by Ezekiel J. (Zeke) Emanuel, MD, PhD, an architect of the Affordable Care Act and a leading practitioner shaping the future of health care. Special events include Capitol Hill Day, with exclusive meetings scheduled for members to bring the “Voice of Radiology” to elected officials; the Body MRI Boot Camp and the Economics Forum. Sessions are organized into nine Knowledge Pathways, with ...
Source: American College of Radiology - March 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

15th ESCMID Summer School
Aim and Target Audience A one-week course dedicated to postgraduate and continuing medical education. The programme covers a broad range of topics in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and will interest young MDs at the end of their specialty training as well as biologists, pharmacists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the infection field.  Courses & Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 26, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

ACR Career Fair Debuts, Offers Opportunities to Land New Positions
Washington, DC — The first annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Career Fair will connect ACR 2016 attendees face to face with leading health care employers to discuss possible career opportunities. The Career Fair, free to jobseekers, will be held May 16–17 in Washington, DC. Space for employers is limited; online registration is now open. “The Career Fair is a must-attend event for those seeking career advancement opportunities, professional development resources and access to top-tier health care systems,” noted Cheri Canon, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR 2016 Program Committee. “This exc...
Source: American College of Radiology - February 24, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Physicians identify ways to improve opioid overdose prevention
A national physician survey released Thursday shows strong support for key policies and recommendations to end the nation’s opioid epidemic, including ways to improve prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), enhance physician education and remove barriers to care. Learn what physicians said and discover resources that can help advance their efforts. The survey, which was commissioned by the AMA and the AMA Task Force to Reduce Prescription Opioid Abuse, had five key findings: PDMPs can be valuable tools: 87 percent of physicians agree that PDMPs help them become more informed about a patient’s presc...
Source: AMA Wire - February 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Navigate Transition to Value-Based Care, Payment Models With ACR 2016 Quality and Safety Sessions
Washington, DC  — ACR 2016® quality and safety sessions help radiology professionals enhance and strengthen their practices, providing specific strategies and tools to improve patient care and transition from volume- to value-based payment models. “ACR 2016 quality and safety sessions focus on topics that patients care about, such as radiation dose optimization and methods to increase patient satisfaction,” said Cheri Canon, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR 2016 Program Committee. “Radiology professionals must adapt to new alternative payment models, and ACR 2016 sessions help attendees navigat...
Source: American College of Radiology - February 17, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Involved in GME? Join the AMA Academic Physicians Section
AMA members who are designated institutional officials, residency program directors and faculty involved in graduate medical education (GME) are invited to join the AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS). How the AMA-APS explores new solutions for GME The AMA-APS holds two meetings per year, in June and November, and serves as the voice of academic physicians to the AMA House of Delegates. The next AMA-APS meeting is June 10-11 in Chicago. Educational sessions at previous section meetings have reflected a high interest level in topics related to GME, such as resident and fellow duty hours, GME funding, the Match proce...
Source: AMA Wire - February 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

“60 Minutes” with Medic One, 1974
  Medic One Foundation - In 1974, Morley Safer from CBS's "60 Minutes" declared that Seattle was the safest place to suffer from a heart attack. It was reported that 1 out of 4 people who's hearts have stopped, who have been clinically dead, are brought back to life. Medic One Foundation's mission is to save lives by improving pre-hospital emergency care. We fund extraordinary training and continuing medical education for our region’s paramedics and innovative research to develop new methods of emergency care that improve survival rates and patient outcomes. Visit mediconefoundation.org to learn more...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation History of EMS News Videos Source Type: news

“60 Minutes” with Medic One, 1974
  Medic One Foundation - In 1974, Morley Safer from CBS's "60 Minutes" declared that Seattle was the safest place to suffer from a heart attack. It was reported that 1 out of 4 people who's hearts have stopped, who have been clinically dead, are brought back to life. Medic One Foundation's mission is to save lives by improving pre-hospital emergency care. We fund extraordinary training and continuing medical education for our region’s paramedics and innovative research to develop new methods of emergency care that improve survival rates and patient outcomes. Visit mediconefoundation.org to learn more...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - February 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation History of EMS News Videos Source Type: news

Experts discuss why improving EHRs should be a top priority
A focus on the design and end-user experience of electronic health records (EHR) is key to improving the practice of medicine for both physicians and their patients. Find out what five experts had to say about why improving EHRs must be a top priority. What’s the problem with EHRs? With the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on the horizon, EHRs must be designed to work more effectively so the new system does not repeat the issues of the past. “Constraints are interfering with the evolution of the technology,” said AMA President Steven J. Stack, MD. “The vendors have designed...
Source: AMA Wire - February 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

At ACR 2016, Gain Clinical Research Skills, Extend Benefits for Patients, Practices
Washington, DC — ACR 2016® clinical research sessions provide critical skills for radiology professionals to contribute to — and inform — new coverage decisions in value-based patient care. “Medical imaging and radiation oncology research, which is crucial for the development of innovative treatment and diagnostics, will continue to influence the future of patient care,” said Cheri Canon, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR 2016 Program Committee. “While there’s uncertainty over new payment models and the compensation changes occurring for doctors and practice facilities, ra...
Source: American College of Radiology - February 10, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news