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The Case for Covering Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening | Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening, LDCT, Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Mortality Rates, American College of Radiology, Dr. Ella Kazerooni, CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Coverage Decision, Medicare
The Case for Covering Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Proponents cite ROI of early detection, reduced mortality

Perhaps it is only appropriate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is scheduled to announce its highly anticipated coverage decision for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening in November.

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The Transformation of Med Ed | Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical School, Dr. Susan Skochelak, Dr. Bonnie Miller, American Medical Association, AMA, Med Ed, Vanderbilt, Master Adaptive Learner, Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative
The Transformation of Med Ed

AMA continues quest to accelerate change in physician training

A little more than a year ago, the American Medical Association announced $11 million in grants to 11 academic medical centers to fundamentally change the way physicians are educated and trained.

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Embracing Patient-Centered Technology | AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD

A board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN, Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), made the transition from clinical medicine to health IT when he served on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps for nearly a quarter-century. During his service through two wars, Wah helped treat nearly 50,000 injured personnel, saw the mortality rate drop from 25 percent to 5 percent, and that marines who saw a medic within an hour of injury improve their chance of survival to 96 percent.

As the nation’s first deputy coordinator in HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, with the goal of ensuring that every U.S. citizen has an electronic medical record (EMR) by 2020, Wah managed a portfolio of technology tools involved in the care of 10 million patients in 65 hospitals and 45 clinics.

With 17 years’ experience in AMA leadership roles, Wah practices medicine in McLean, Va., and teaches at the Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md., and the National Institutes of Health.
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Embracing Patient-Centered Technology

AMA president discusses pitfalls, misperceptions and plentiful benefits of EHR systems

True innovation concerning information technology (IT) in the practice of medicine lies in the manner it improves the care and quality of life of patients, emphasizes Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

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From CNO to CEO
From CNO to CEO

LifePoint nurses are rising through the ranks to top leadership posts

When Cherie Sibley was a teenager, she spent a great deal of time in the hospital with her terminally ill grandfather.

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Wayne State medical school: Jack Sobel named interim dean; physician group ... - Crain's Detroit Business

Wayne State medical school: Jack Sobel named interim dean; physician group ...
Crain's Detroit Business
Meanwhile, Crain's was told on Monday that Parisi asked Robert A. Frank, M.D., CEO and chief medical officer of the Wayne State University Physician Group, to step down after three years of running the 2,000-physician academic faculty practice plan.

Posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:04 pm CST

​Queen's Health Systems names new physician's network chief medical officer - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

​Queen's Health Systems names new physician's network chief medical officer
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
"I am very excited about joining The Queen's Health Systems ohana and working with the constituent physician organizations and their leadership in my new role as Chief Medical Officer of the Queen's Clinically Integrated Physician Network," Loengard ...

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 7:07 pm CST

Texas Medical Board orders man to stop claiming to be a physician - Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

Texas Medical Board orders man to stop claiming to be a physician
Austin American-Statesman
For the second time, the Texas Medical Board has ordered a Round Rock man to stop presenting himself as a physician in Texas, according to board orders released this week. The board said Antonio Giovanni Paletta has a pastoral license but has been ...
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Posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:17 pm CST