strike out on HIT
John K. Wisniewski
Physicians looking for information
on health information technology (HIT) can tap TMA's resources
TMA's Tech Tuesdays webinar
series has two more upcoming installments, including a course this week on high-tech
patient engagement. After that, courses will be available on-demand
in the technology area of the TMA Education Center.
This would be a good week to bring
yourself up to speed on HIT.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND
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Bexar County Healthcare Leaders Announce Results of
2013 Community Health Assessment
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations
The Health Collaborative, an
organization comprising several major healthcare institutions in
San Antonio, released the 2013 Community Health Assessment Report
on Oct. 9.
The report's findings assist San
Antonio and Bexar County with updating the Community Health
Improvement Plan, which identifies major priorities and goals for
the area. Dr. John Nava, chairman of the BCMS Public Health and
Patient Advocacy Committee, who attended the leadership breakfast
event, said: "The work of the Health Collaborative is very
important when it comes to identifying the most serious health
concerns affecting our city. Though there have been some recent
gains in terms of the prevalence of obesity, there's still a lot of
room for improvement."
To read the Health Collaborative
report, click here.
For local discussion on this
and other public health topics, consider joining the BCMS Public
Health and Patient Advocacy Committee by contacting Mary Nava at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE
Stepping Up to Leadership conference
set Nov. 7-9 in San Antonio
The Texas Medical Association
and the Texas Hospital Association have endorsed an
unparalleled opportunity for medical staff leaders in Texas:
the Stepping Up to Leadership program, Nov. 7-9 in San Antonio.
This conference teaches physicians the skills and expertise needed to
successfully lead a medical staff.
Stepping Up to
Leadership engages physicians with interactive,
hands-on learning modalities, focusing on small-group sessions, video
vignettes, and real-life case studies. Topics
scheduled include the "how-tos" of leading a
staff, credentialing and privileging, assessing the needs of the
organization, using continuing medical education effectively,
resolving on-call issues, improving communication skills, using
data to improve quality, and managing disruptive or impaired
With the help of a grant from the
Physicians Foundation, the two-and-a-half-day program is available at
one-third of its normal cost. Prices start as low as $595.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.
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