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teamworkThe Academy of Medicine has formed workgroups to address its key initiatives for 2018. Academy Council members will be serving on the groups and all Academy members are invited to join them. The groups and their current members are:

Physician Wellness – Regina Whitfield-Kekessi, MD (chair); Anne Like, MD; and Gregory Rouan, MD; Rajbir Minhas, MD

Political & Professional Advocacy – Marvin Rorick, MD (chair); Elizabeth Muennich, MD; Rajbir Minhas, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; Regina Whitfield-Kekessi, MD; Sophia Tang; Kate Meizlish

Dispute Resolution/Legal Practice Issues – Carol Egner, MD (chair); E. Wymann Morriss, MD

Educational Activities – Barry Brook, MD (chair); Laura Trice, MD; Ronald Merkel, MD; Lisa Haglund, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; Gregory Rouan, MD

Social Activities – Adam Miller, MD (chair); Anne Like, MD; Elizabeth Muennich, MD; E. Wymann Morriss, MD; Lisa haglund, MD; Gregory Rouan, MD

If you are interested in serving or need more information, contact Academy Executive Director Natalie Peterson by email, call 513-421-7010 (ext. 333), or contact a committee member.

Southwest Ohio Internal Medicine Update & Review Course to be held in February

Academy of Medicine members are invited to attend the Southwest Ohio Internal Medicine Update & Review Course 2018 to be held February 1–4 and 8–11 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center in Clifton. Registration is available for the entire course or select sessions. Special lodging rates are also available. Academy members receive a significant discount on registration fees.

See the brochure for a tentative schedule of topics.

As a board review course, the event will provide an intensive review of medicine for physicians preparing for the ABIM initial and recertification examinations. Additionally, the course will allow an in-depth review with recent updates for physicians and advanced nurse practitioners practicing internal medicine and other disciplines, and offers CME and MOC credit.

Free Online Webinars

In October, the Academy of Medicine and its IT partner, PBSI Technology Solutions, offered a series of free, online technology educational webinars. If you were unable to attend the webinars, PBSI is now offering links to the webinar content so that you can view them when your schedule permits. All content is designed to be educational, not commercial.

Topics include:

  • Dragon® Medical – For Physicians – Free training for Academy Members – Advanced (often missed) features for clinical use
  • 5 Elements of Multi-layered Cybersecurity – Ensuring you meet the “due diligence” test
  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessments – How to prepare for and pass HIPAA MU & Security audits
  • Security Training for Health Care Staff – How to spot “bad” emails & protect security
  • How to know if your IT security is working – Principles of online monitoring
  • How to Find Unprotected ePHI – ePhi Data Risk scans, learn what a hacker could find & sell
  • Phone System Advances Applied to Patient Satisfaction – Vmail setup recommendations

Click here to access the complete list of webinars.

Reminder – 2018 Academy dues payable by December 31 – Don't lose your benefits

A second notice has been sent regarding 2018 Academy dues. Renew now … your continued membership allows the Academy to remain a strong, effective voice for physicians in our region.
The Academy will again publish its Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati in 2018. Renew your membership to be listed.
Questions? Call the Membership Department at 513-421-7010, ext. 321 or send an email. Convenient payment plans are available.

The second series of free, online technology educational webinars for Academy members and their staff will begin October 17 and run through October 31. The goal in presenting these webinars is to help Academy members receive effective training on topics of importance that are relevant, current and trustworthy. A variety of topics are offered. Presented by the Academy's technology partner, Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI), webinar content is designed to be educational, not commercial.

Topics to be presented in October include:

  • Healthcare Staff Security Training – How to spot “bad” emails & protect security
  • 5 Elements of Multi-layered Cybersecurity – Ensuring you meet the “due diligence” test
  • How to know if your IT security is working – Principles of online monitoring
  • How to Find Unprotected ePHI – ePhi Data Risk scans, learn what a hacker could find & sell
  • Dragon® Medical – For Physicians – Free training for Academy Members – Advanced (often missed) features for clinical use
  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessments – How to prepare for and pass HIPAA MU & Security audits
  • Improve Your Internet Speed & Reduce Costs – How to reduce costs from Cincinnati Bell & Spectrum
  • Phone System Advances Applied to Patient Satisfaction – Vmail setup recommendations

The websinars are FREE for Academy Members and their staff. Click here for information on how to register for the October series.

 

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