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Medigram: November 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: Wisconsin Medical Society offices will be closed November 22 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The next issue of Medigram will go out on November 29. We thank you for your membership and wish you a safe and happy holiday.

Top Story

WisMed OnCall: Earning the right to be ‘Partners for Life’
It’s been a year since Clyde “Bud” Chumbley, MD, MBA, was named CEO of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Read more.

News Briefs

New WMJ online; volunteers sought to serve as reviewers
Now available online, the latest issue of WMJ features two papers that explore history, efficacy and barriers preventing women from choosing long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC)—a highly effective, but perhaps underutilized, method of birth control. Read more.

AMA adopts new policies on emerging public health topics during Interim Meeting
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) voted to adopt several new policies on emerging health care topics during its Interim Meeting this week, including policies aimed at making e-cigarettes less appealing to youth as well as policy aimed at addressing intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ population. Read more.

Medical Records and the Law webinar series continues with live and on-demand options
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s popular Medical Records and the Law webinar series relaunched November 7 and continues with the next installment November 28 at 10 a.m.: “Cameras and Patient Recordings: Maintaining Patient Privacy and Confidentiality.” Read more.

Governor proclaims November 15 Wisconsin Rural Health Day
Gov. Scott Walker has declared today, Thursday, November 15, Wisconsin Rural Health Day. Read more.

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

Computers, digitization, software and electronic health records are meant to make medical care more efficient, but have they? Most physicians would probably say no. In “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers,” an article in The New Yorker, author Atul Gwande, MD, explores the good, the bad and the ugly of computerization in health care, citing research done at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.