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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.

2017–2018 Academy Election

It's time to vote for the 2017–2018 Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council members. All Active members in good standing will receive a ballot via regular mail. Completed Ballots must be returned to the Academy office by July 24 at 4 p.m. 

Congratulaions to the following Academy members on their nominations to run for office on the 2017-2018 Academy Council:

Candidate for President-elect: Carol Egner, MD

Candidates for Councilors: Barry Brook, MD;  Haleem Chaudhary, MD; Bryan Ellis, DO; Lisa Haglund, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; Anne Like, MD; E. Wymann Morriss, MD; Bharvi Oza-Gajera, MD; Suzanne Sampang, MD; and Michael Schoech, MD. 

To help members be better informed when voting for Academy leaders, candidates were asked to provide background information for brief biographies that can be found here.

Group outing to FC Cincinnati – June 17

Event was a sellout! … 50 members and their guests attended the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati's inaugural group outing to the FC Cincinnati match on June 17. Photo is a view from the Academy's seats. 

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 first series of free, online technology educational webinars for Academy members and their staff were offered in June. 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 were offered and 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. Here is the list of topics presented during June: 

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

Watch for more information about dates, times, and how to register for the September series.

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.