Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/17/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  The Latest on the Senate Republican Health Care Proposal
•  Maine Quality Counts Taps Larry Clifford as Executive Director
•  DHHS Announces 31 Day Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties
•  Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Webinar on Wednesday, July 19 12pm
•  PMP Peer Reports Expected Soon
•  Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules
•  Loan and Trust Committee Approves $515,000 in Loans to Medical Students from Maine
•  Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Due By August 1
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Many Physicians, Still Fuzzy on Details, Feel Unprepared for QPP
•  MMA Annual Golf Tournament
•  Legislative Report
•  State Budget Vote Report
•  Opioid Prescribing Presentation: Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8:30pm in Auburn
•  Call-in Program on MIPS and APM - July 26, August 9 & August 30
•  16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17
•  Patient Safety Academy - September 29
•  Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
•  Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine
•  Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
•  DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME
•  Family Medicine - Windham, ME
•  Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME
•  Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME
•  Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
•  Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
•  Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, ME
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Sacopee Valley Health Center
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician Livermore Falls, ME
•  Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Scarborough, ME


Maine Quality Counts Taps Larry Clifford as Executive Director

Mr. Clifford comes from Penobscot Community Health Care to follow founding Executive Director Lisa Letourneau, M.D., M.P.H.

Maine Quality Counts (MQC), the independent, multi-stakeholder alliance working to transform health and healthcare, is pleased to announce that Larry Clifford has been named Executive Director following an extensive national search, and will start on September 5th, 2017.

Throughout his 30-plus year career, Clifford has held leadership roles for a wide range of healthcare organizations, most recently as Chief Planning & Development Officer for Penobscot Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center with 16 practice sites in three Maine counties. A seasoned nonprofit executive, Clifford has extensive experience building and sustaining organizations, with a successful record that spans strategic planning, program development, advocacy, member relations, innovation management, marketing communications, organizational development, fundraising, and business development.

Clifford has deep experience within rural health delivery networks and health collaboratives. For nine years, he served on the senior leadership team at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, leading strategic planning, program development, member relations, and ensuring that the Cooperative was developing strategic initiatives. He is a proven fundraiser, coalition partner, and collaborator who is deeply committed to quality health and healthcare.

“It is with great pleasure that after a thorough search, we announce the selection of Larry Clifford as our new Executive Director. We are extremely pleased to complete this transitional journey with such highly successful results. Larry’s leadership, executive management experience, and his knowledge of the non-profit healthcare environment will be key to continuing the momentum of the very important work of Maine Quality Counts,” said Greg Bowers, Maine Quality Counts Board President.

During this transition, Allison Watson, CFO and Senior Director of Operations, and Joan Orr, Senior Director of Programs, continue to serve as Interim Co-Leaders for the organization.