Ebola virus disease in West Africa – the first 9 months of the epidemic and forward projections

by jmiller on October 3, 2014

This Sept. “in press” article, (NEJM) concludes “these data indicate that without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from ebola virus disease are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in … learn more

2015 Medical Staff Appreciation Event

by Medical Staff Office on October 1, 2014

Save the date for this very special night honoring AAMC medical staff on January 17, 2015. Find details here. Formal invitation to follow. For more information, please contact the Medical Staff Office at 443-481-4150 or mso@AAHS.org.… learn more

Complete the 2014 AAMC Patient Safety Survey

by Medical Staff Office on October 1, 2014

Measuring our “culture of safety” (how we think of and implement patient safety measures) is important to figuring out where we can improve our safety processes and help reduce errors. Complete the confidential survey here.… learn more

Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting

by Medical Staff Office on September 30, 2014

October 8, Doordan Institute
5pm: Happy hour and networking
6pm: Chet Burrell, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presents “An Update on the CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program.”
7:30pm: Buffet dinner… learn more

DeCesaris Cancer Institute physician leaders author JCOM article

by Medical Staff Office on September 30, 2014

The journal article “Improved Coordination of Care for Patients with Abnormal Chest Imaging: the Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program” was published in the October 2014 Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management by Stephen Cattaneo, MD; Maria Geronimo, RN; Teresa … learn more

“The doctor won’t see you now. He’s clocked out.”

by jmiller on September 29, 2014

“This system misses all of the intangible factors that help gauge the quality and efficiency of the care being delivered.   It focuses physicians on the wrong goals for promoting health, such as how well they code chart to capture higher-value … learn more

Electronic cigarette use among patients with cancer

by jmiller on September 25, 2014

Article concludes:  The high rate of E-cigarette use observed is consistent with recent articles highlighting increased E-cigarette us in the general population.  The current longitudinal findings raise doubts concerning the usefulness of E-cigarettes for facilitating smoking cessation among patients with … learn more

Why physicians won’t unite to “rescue” medicine

by jmiller on September 16, 2014

This Medscape article deals with many of the problems that physicians have in regard to getting organized.  An oft-heard comments is, “We let them do this to us, we gave away our power.  If we want to change medicine in … learn more

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