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Medigram: June 14, 2018

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Miller re-elected to Council during AMA Annual Meeting; new video features Society past president
Wisconsin Medical Society Speaker Michael Miller, MD, was re-elected for a four-year term to the Council on Science and Public Health on Tuesday during the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting held in Chicago June 9-13. Doctor Miller was first elected to the Council in 2014. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians sought to facilitate community education program
Physician volunteers are needed for “Let’s Talk About Pain Medicines,” a public workshop designed to improve the health literacy of adults and reduce the likelihood of opioid misuse by family members or friends. Read more.

WisMed OnCall features fall election preview
With two special elections held earlier this week and the deadline to file nomination papers past, the fall 2018 elections are starting to ramp up. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

“Tethered to the EHR” is an aptly-titled study in the Annals of Family Medicine by researchers including Society members John Beasley, MD, and Valier Gilchrist, MD.

The study, assesses the amount of time primary care physicians spend on electronic health record (EHR) tasks versus direct patient care and concludes that, “Primary care physicians spend more than one-half of their workday—nearly 6 hours, interacting with the EHR during and after clinic hours. EHR event logs can identify areas of EHR-related work that could be delegated, thus reducing workload, improving professional satisfaction, and decreasing burnout.”