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External programs of interest

Sponsored by the by Little Sisters of the Poor, Cincinnati & benefits the residents of St. Paul’s Home for the Aged

October 18

Visual Intelligence Training for Professionals

Cintas Center, Xavier University Campus

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Amy Herman – Using art, attendees will learn to improve their observational skills and enhance perception and communication

October 19

The Art of Visual Perception 

(all welcome)

Cincinnati Art Museum

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (VIP Reception)/7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Program) 

Presented by Amy Herman – Learn to see more perceptively, analyze situations more accurately, and observe often-missed details.

Welcome to the Academy of Medicine

The Academy of Medicine (Hamilton County Medical Society), founded in 1857, is a not-for-profit, professional association for the physicians of Hamilton County, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Academy of Medicine is the professional association that exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati.

Academy joins coalition opposing Ohio Drug Price Relief Act

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati has joined “Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue,” a coalition opposing the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, which will appear on the November 2017 ballot as Issue 2. More than 60 organizations representing health care professionals, veterans’ groups, and business interests make up the coalition.

In expressing its opposition, the Ohio State Medical Association states, “Effective treatment plans that include affordable prescription medications are a goal of every physician in our state who cares for patients. This ballot initiative, however, despite the claism of its supporters, does not come close to achieving this goal and in fact could have a detrimental impace on Ohioans in the near future.”

Learn more here.

161st Academy Annual Meeting – September 19

Congratulations to Gregory W. Rouan, MD, who was installed as Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati President during the Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration on September 19. Along with Dr. Rouan, the 2017–2018 Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council (see article below) was also installed. In addition, Academy members who have been in the practice of medicine for 50 years received the Ohio State Medical Association’s 50–Year Physician award. The Academy Foundation also honored its Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award recipient, Steven Kleeman, MD, and presented its inaugural UC Medical Student Scholarship to Benjamin McGlothlin.

Thanks to the following sponsors and vendors:

Platinum Level: Mercedes Benz of CincinnatiTriHealth; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Horizon Pharma

Gold Level: James Investment Research; UC Health; Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises–an ABS Technology Company

Silver Level: Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI); Diversified Brokerage Specialists

Bronze Level: Vintage Business Solutions; Arthur J. Gallagher & Company; WP Dolle, LLC & Lori Weber–Insurance & Risk Management; United Benefits Agency; BRG Apartments; Favorite Healthcare Staffing; Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Table Sponsor: LDR Interactive Technologies; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Mayfield Brain & Spine; TriHealth–Good Samaritan Women's Center for Specialized Care; Steven Kleeman, MD; Center for Health & Wellness–UC Health

Vendors: NexMedical Solutions; Senior Lifestyle Communities; Yoga with Pooja; Medical Advantage; VITAS Healthcare; Care Connection of Greater Cincinnati

2017–2018 Academy Election

Congratulations to Carol Egner, MD, who was selected as Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati President-elect for the 2017-2018 term and to newly elected Councilors Barry Brook, MD; Haleem Chaudhary, MD; and Anne Like, MD, along with re-elected Councilors Lisa Haglund, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; and E. Wymann Morriss, MD.

Returning to the 2017-2018 Council are: President Gregory Rouan, MD; Past President Rajbir Minhas, MD; Councilors Ronald Merkel, MD; Adam Miller, MD; Laura Trice, MD; and Regina Whitfield-Kekessi, MD.

The Council was installed during the Academy's Annual Meeting on September 19.

How to Keep More of the Money You Make

Diversified Brokerage Specialists - a life, disability, annuity, and long-term care insurance brokerage firm with 70 years of service in the Greater Cincinnati area - is sponsoring "How to Keep More of the Money You Make." The program, hosted by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, is planned for Thursday, October 19, at Seasons 52. There is no charge for the program, which is open to physicians, residents, and medical students. Spouses are also welcome to attend. Registration is required by October 17. Appetizers, beverages, and desserts will be served. As a bonus, all attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 VISA gift card. You must be present to win.

This financial planning event will focus on tools and information you need to get started on a path to secure your financial fitness for the future including:

  • Liability 
  • Business Planning 
  • Investing for Success 
  • Risk management
As a community of physicians, the Academy understands the unique needs of medical professionals in preparing for future financial success. The presentation will be educational in nature and not sales oriented. The sponsors (Diversified Brokerage Specialists, Horan, and The Rosselot Financial Group) will be available for those interested in additional services.    

Free technology webinars for members, their staff

The second series of free, online technology educational webinars for Academy members and their staff will begin October 17 and run through October 31. The goal in presenting these webinars is to help Academy members receive effective training on topics of importance that are relevant, current and trustworthy. A variety of topics are offered. Presented by the Academy's technology partner, Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI), webinar content is designed to be educational, not commercial.

Topics to be presented in October include:

  • Healthcare Staff Security Training – How to spot “bad” emails & protect security
  • 5 Elements of  Multi-layered Cybersecurity – Ensuring you meet the “due diligence” test
  • How to know if your IT security is working – Principles of online monitoring
  • How to  Find Unprotected ePHI  – ePhi Data Risk scans, learn what a hacker could find & sell
  • Dragon® Medical – For Physicians – Free training for Academy Members – Advanced (often missed) features for clinical use
  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessments – How to prepare for and pass HIPAA MU & Security audits
  • Improve Your Internet Speed & Reduce Costs – How to reduce costs from Cincinnati Bell & Spectrum
  • Phone System Advances Applied to Patient Satisfaction – Vmail setup recommendations

Click here for information on how to register for the October series.