Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Health Care in the News
As part of its monthly agenda, the Academy Council routinely reviews health care related news articles. Click the articles button below to view the item from April. This month's articles include:

  • "Medicare 'doc fix' bill clears House" USA Today
  • "Greater Cincinnati health nonprofits merge" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Brown supports bill to reduce OB-GYN shortages" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "UC Health acquires one of Cincinnati's top medical groups" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Christ Hospital aligns with University of Kentucky in new cancer effort" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Exclusive: UC Health names first-ever chief of physician services" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Christ Hospital hires docs from one of Cincinnati's biggest physician groups" Cincinnati Business Courier

Welcome to the Academy of Medicine

The Academy of Medicine (Hamilton County Medical Society), founded in 1857, is a not-for-profit, professional association for the physicians of Hamilton County, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Academy of Medicine is the professional association that exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati.

2016 social events planned

The Academy has scheduled two social events for 2016:

• Keeneland Race Course Group Outing – Sunday, April 24

• Annual Reds Game Group Outing – Saturday, June 11, 4:10 p.m., Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics

Save the dates and make plans to attend. Watch for more information to come.

2016 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati in the works

The 2016 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati is scheduled for publication in February 2016. The Academy is currently accepting orders for the 2016 edition. To order, please download the form here.

Dr. Markiewitz to lead Academy

Congratulations to Andrew Markiewitz, MD, who was installed as the Academy's 159th president during the Academy's Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration on September 29. In addition, the other members of the 2015-2016 Academy Council were installed. We salute the 50-year physicians who were recognized during the celebration, along with the Academy Foundation's  Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award recipients, David Wiltse, MD, and Creighton Wright, MD. More than 150 attended the evening meeting held at the Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky. 

The Academy expresses its appreciation to guest speaker, Judge Patrick Fischer, who spoke on why judicial elections are important and why voters should get to know the judicial candidates.

Thanks to our generous sponsors — Platinum Level: Good Samaritan MedicalDental Staff and Gold Level: The Dermatology Group and TriHealth.

Academy develops Special Interest Groups

As part of its new action plan, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is exploring the development of Special Interest Groups to better serve specific populations within the membership. 

Two groups have been identified to start – Retired Physicians and Baby Boomer Docs – and meetings for these two groups have been scheduled. The Retired Physicians meeting is planned for Wednesday, February 3, beginning at noon, for luncheon and discussion. The Baby Boomer Docs will meet on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and seminar, "Nonfinancial Aspects of Transitioning to Retirement." There is no charge for either event, but reservations are required

If you have questions, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010 or by email.

Take advantage of group purchasing benefit

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council that offers members an opportunity for significant cost-savings and other benefits through participation in the Health Council's Group Purchasing Program.

The program covers a wide variety of products and services and aims to help members save money and enhance their ability to deliver better care. Participants will enjoy the combined buying power of more than 170 hospital and other health care facilities. This high volume translates into substantial discounts on purchases of products and services. Some categories that may be of particular interest to physician practices include language/interpreter services, solid waste removal, energy sharps/RMW treatment, courier services, and criminal background checks. Click here to see the current list.

If you have questions, contact Rachel Casanta at the Health Council.

OSMA House of Delegates rejects bylaws changes

The current House of Delegates rejected dramatic organizational changes to the Ohio State Medical Association, which were proposed as bylaws changes and presented as a resolution during the organization's recent Annual Meeting. In all, 26 resolutions were presented with two being rejected. Others were either adopted as written; amended and adopted; or referred to Council for further discussion. For a recap of the meeting, click here.

Connect with DocBookMD
DocBookMD is a mobile, secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone platform for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Provided free to Active and Resident members of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, DocBookMD offers HIPAA-compliant messaging; sending and receiving of images (X-rays, EKGs, wounds, etc.); a directory of your Academy of Medicine colleagues; a local pharmacies list; and much more.

Register today directly from your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. To register, you will need your Academy of Medicine Member ID Number. If you do not have it, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010. Your free app is available at the iTunes Store or the Android Market.