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Medigram: March 28, 2019

Top Story

Gov. Evers to keynote Doctor Day 2019
Doctor Day attendees hear from some of the leading voices in Wisconsin politics and health care policy each year, and this year is no exception. Gov. Tony Evers is confirmed as keynote speaker for the annual advocacy event, being held Wednesday, May 1 in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Three new WMJ articles published online ahead of print
Pediatric health issues are the focus of two WMJ articles published online ahead of print this month–one on childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin and the other about opioid exposures among children and adolescents. Read more.

Supreme Court election is April 2: Get out and vote
Spring elections are next Tuesday, and physicians are urged to get out and vote. Read more.

Society’s Annual Meeting kicks off next Friday; Reference Committee reports available online
Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) were held at Society headquarters in Madison on Saturday. Read more.

Annual Meeting conference day 2 to focus on environmental health, keynote on artificial intelligence
There’s still time to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting Education Conference, From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer, April 5 and 6, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wis. Read more.

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

EHRs were intended to improve health care – increasing efficiency and patient safety. Unfortunately, sometimes all the box-checking and warning-ignoring can lead to dangerous errors. It can also lead to physician burnout. Read how this well-intentioned idea went awry in this article in Kaiser Health News found here.