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October 28, 2020

 
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

There’s no need to remind you Election Day is on the horizon. Unfortunately, voting rates in the United States have shown that physicians vote less often than the general population. We’re urging you, your colleagues, and staff to make a difference in 2020.

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Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity

In lieu of the CME portion of our traditional Annual Session, we will be offering our first Enduring Education Opportunity for 6 CME credits. We expect to have this content available October 19th. This internet enduring material activity will only be available through December 31, 2020, so register now.

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Engaging Infection Control Q&A Event with AMA and CDC, Thursday, October 29th

Join us as American Medical Association (AMA) President Dr. Susan R. Bailey hosts CDC’s Dr. Mike Bell for a kickoff event for Project Firstline - CDC’s new national training collaborative for infection control! 

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JAMA COVID Q&A with Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH of Harvard Medical School and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital recently joined the JAMA NetworkConversations with Dr. Bauchner, for COVID-19 Q&A to provide an update on developments in the pandemic.

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21st Century Cures Act (Cures) & Regulations of Patients’ Electronic Health Information (EHI)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released regulations implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) requiring physicians to comply with new regulations on the access, exchange, and use of patients’ electronic health information (EHI).  

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COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update

Please find the Weekly Epidemiological Update, as of 25 October 2020.


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Maine CDC's Breast and Cervical Health Program Marks 25 Years

The Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP), a program of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), is observing its 25thanniversary this month, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Legacy PMP System (Appriss) Availability Extended to December 1

The state’s launch of its new Rx.Gov PMP system was delayed from the original date of October 1st to a “a future date” due to some data merging complications. The goal is to ensure the new system contains the best data, that it displays correctly, and that Maine’s prescription drug data is complete and accurate for the ongoing battle against the opioid crisis. 

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MICIS: Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  Virtual sessions available through Spring 2021.

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New Maine Substance Use Disorder Treatment Initiative

To combat the disturbing rise in fatal drug overdoses exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills this week announced a new “OPTIONS” (Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone and Safety) initiative.

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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

As many members may know MMA and Baystate Financial have teamed up to provide Financial Education opportunities for our members. Baystate has created a Client Engagement Series. The kickoff is a seminar Extended Care and Long- Term Care Planning, October 21 and 22.


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MAINE LEGISLATURE

Physician Voting More Important Than Ever

A recent statnews.com article began with the following, “Physicians do many things well. One thing they aren’t good at is showing up to vote. That bad habit starts early, and we believe it can — and must — be changed.”

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Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How

The November 3rd General Election is approaching as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Casting your ballot from the safety of your home is a great option.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19

Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

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COVID-19 Matters in Maine ECHO

A limited series Project ECHO opportunity for Maine-based health professionals from all backgrounds and settings.

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Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPRO Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is pleased to present an eight-session educational series.

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Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference

The health and safety of Maine prevention professionals is our first priority, for this reason the Prevention Professionals Conference planned for October 2020 has been rescheduled to March 2 & 3, 2021. The conference will be held virtually over two days.

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MMA Medical Student Section Research Symposium - November 21 at 10am

Save the Date! Saturday, November 21 from 10:00-11:00am
Zoom meeting - Free event

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nursing Director

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health

We are expanding our team of physicians in the Greater Portland, Maine community.  This is a fabulous opportunity to work with an exceptional clinical team supporting our mission to provide high quality patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive.
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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Sheepscot Valley Health Center (Coopers Mills, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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Behavioral Health Clinician

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality healthcare. Sacopee Valley Health Center has been providing care to our communities since 1976.
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