Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Health Care in the News

As part of its monthly agenda, the Academy Council routinely reviews health care related news articles. Click the articles button below to view the item from June 2016. This month's articles include:

  • "Exclusive: Former high-level P&G executive named chief of health care group" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Humana revising its participation in ACA exchanges" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Interact for Health's leader to retire" Cincinnati Enquirer

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.

Group outing to FC Cincinnati – June 17

Order tickets now … Make plans to attend the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati's group outing to the June 17 FC Cincinnati match. FC Cincinnati will take on Charleston Battery at 7 p.m. that Saturday. We have secured a block of seats near mid-field for the Academy's group. Get a group together – bring the family, invite friends and office staff – and join us for the inaugural Academy group outing to see the Queen City's Professional Soccer Club in action. Reservations are now being accepted, click here for a registration form
Internal medicine update course - beginning March 31

The Academy of Medicine is pleased to join the University of Cincinnati in presenting “The Southwest Ohio Regional Update in Internal Medicine,” a medicine board review course that will provide an intensive review of medicine for physicians preparing for the ABIM initial and recertification examinations. The course will also allow an in-depth review with recent updates for physicians practicing internal medicine and other disciplines, providing continuing medical education, and maintenance of certification credit. 

Course content is based on the blueprint for certification and recertification examinations. The course is compromised of didactic lectures with multiple questions, case-based discussions, and interactive Self Evaluation Process (SEP) modules. Attendees will be provided with detailed course material along with expert specialty questions and answers for thorough independent examination preparation. 

The course will be held at the Manor House in Mason over five Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 31 and ending May 6 [Fridays 1:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.]. Two to three specialty areas will be covered each weekend. Physicians may choose to attend the whole course, select weekend sessions, or individual days. For the complete schedule, click here.

Academy members are eligible for special pricing – see the brochure for details. To register, click here.

Academy develops Special Interest Groups

As part of its new action plan, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is exploring the development of Special Interest Groups to better serve specific populations within the membership. 

If you have questions or would like more information on these SIGs, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010 or by email.

Free technology webinars for members, their staff

The Academy of Medicine is excited to announce a new, free, online technology education series for Academy members and their staff. The goal in offering these webinars is to help Academy members receive effective training on topics of importance that are relevant, current and trustworthy. A variety of topics will be offered beginning June 9 through June 29. The Series will repeat in September. Presented by the Academy's technology partner, Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI), webinar content is designed to be educational, not commercial.

Members and their staff face a stream of healthcare changes, finding it challenging and a bit overwhelming to stay on top of new technology and security requirements. With the increasing frequency of HIPAA Security and Meaningful Use audits, this information is timely and likely important for many members.

Health Care Technology Topics

  • Healthcare Staff Security Training – How to spot “bad” emails – All employees need to know
  • 5 Critical Layers of Cybersecurity – Required components for complete healthcare security
  • Online Security Monitoring - How to know if your IT security is workingData Breach Risk Scanning – Find unprotected ePHI on all PCs, reduce risk of audit penalties
  • Dragon® Medical – For Physicians – Free training for Academy Members – Advanced features for clinical use
  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessments – Latest tools and information to increase compliance

General Technology Topics

  • Windows 10 – Setup tips that will save you hours          
  • Secure Cloud File Sharing – Best tools and reasons why
  • Microsoft OneNote – How to use this excellent productivity and organizational tool
  • Improve Your Internet Speed & Reduce Costs - Latest pricing from Cincinnati Bell & Spectrum
  • Phone System Advances Applied to Patient Satisfaction – Vmail setup recommendations

For more information about dates, times, and how to register, click here.

2017 group outing to Keeneland – April 9

Academy members and their guests enjoyed a spectacular day of world-class horse racing and southern hospitality at this year's Keeneland Race Track outing in Lexington on Sunday, April 9. 

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support: PBSI–Technology Solutions and Seasons & Evergreen Retirement Communities. 

View from the Academy's suite that day.