Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/19/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  AMA Advocacy Conference Highlights High Drug Costs, Regulatory Relief and Coverage Concerns
•  MMA Board to Address Several Critical Issues at Annual President's Retreat in March
•  Use EMR System Defaults to Reduce Opioid Prescribing
•  CMS Projects Health Care Spending to Increase Significantly in Next Decade
•  Purdue Pharma Announces Cessation of Marketing Oxycontin to Prescribers
•  Health Access Network Names New Chief Executive Officer
•  Notes from the American Medical Association
•  3 Ways to Maximize Employer Diabetes Prevention Tools for Your Patients
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Call This Tuesday, February 20th
•  Legislative Report: "Conversion therapy" and More
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
•  28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
•  QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
•  MMA and Jackson Laboratory Seeking Volunteers to Assist with 2018 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative Forum
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Associate Director/Director of Compliance, Privacy, Risk and Legal Affairs for Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine
•  MD/DO - Lewiston, ME
•  Chief Executive Officer CEO at Greater Portland Health
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2

Did you know that approximately half of those who die by suicide are seen by a medical provider in the month before their death? Attend Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training to learn how your medical staff can be prepared.

 

HEALTHCARE Suicide Prevention PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Maine Medical Association, 30 Association Drive, Manchester.

Instructor: Greg Marley, LCSW, Clinical Director, NAMI Maine

Description: Approximately half of those who die by suicide are seen by a medical provider in the month before their death.  Few events are more painful or potentially disruptive to an organization or community than suicide. Suicide prevention protocols provide guidance on steps to safely assess and manage suicidal behavior and increase ongoing safety through a systemic approach to suicide management.   Suicide prevention is part of everyone’s role and protocols support training and implementation to save lives.   *This training is most effective if an organization sends both clinical and administrative staff. 

TO REGISTER: 

https://namimaine.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1060557&group

If you have questions, please email the Program Director, Dee Kerry at  dkerry@mainemed.com