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Peer Review Law Changes

Arkansas joins other states narrowing healthcare peer review privileges for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005

Two new peer review laws in Arkansas should make it easier for doctors to focus on the practice of medicine instead of peer review concerns ...Read More



Current Arkansas Medical News

Peer Review Law Changes
Peer Review Law Changes

Arkansas joins other states narrowing healthcare peer review privileges for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005

Two new peer review laws in Arkansas should make it easier for doctors to focus on the practice of medicine instead of peer review concerns.


 
Diabetic Wound Care Saves Lives, Limbs and Money for the Healthcare System | Diabetic foot ulcer, wound care, pedorthics, amputation, Ruth Thomas, Angela Driskell, orthopedics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, osteomyelitis, Becky Gillette
Diabetic Wound Care Saves Lives, Limbs and Money for the Healthcare System

One of the most common mistakes primary care providers make with diabetic patients with a foot wound is to clean the ulcer, remove all the infected tissue, bandage it and then send the patient out of the office on foot.


 
Genomically Directed Medicine Using Genetic Profile to Tailor Better Drug Treatment | Precision medicine, genetic testing, gnomically directed medicine, Jeffrey Clothier, Psychiatric Research Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Bradley Schaefer, MD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, individual genotypes, drug interactions
Genomically Directed Medicine Using Genetic Profile to Tailor Better Drug Treatment

The concept of individual genetic testing to tailor the best type of medicine and treatment for patients is no longer just theoretical.


 
Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion Part 2 | Jennifer O’Brien, ICD-10-CM
Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion Part 2
Practice management consultant shares the ‘4 Ts’ for physicians to consider

Editor’s note: The Medical News series, “Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion,” began last month with “8 Steps” for physicians to take now. This month, implementing the “4 Ts” is the focus recommendation to facilitate a smooth transition.

 
Prescription Monitoring Program Making Major Progress Combating Illicit Drug Use | Denise Robertson, PD, Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program, illicit drug use, Jim Myatt, Arkansas Department of Health, State Drug Director Fran Flener, nonmedical use of opioid pain relievers
Prescription Monitoring Program Making Major Progress Combating Illicit Drug Use

Misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s top illicit drug problem, and in some previous studies Arkansas ranked first in the nation in the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 abusing prescription pain relievers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


 


Feature Profiles

Physician Spotlight: Elylem Ocal, MD | Dr. Ocal, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, UAMS.
Physician Spotlight: Elylem Ocal, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UAMS/Arkansas Children's Hospital

It doesn’t take long for Elylem Ocal’s personality to sparkle. The self-deprecatingly funny pediatric neurosurgeon from Istanbul admittedly has “a mix of Canadian–Arkansan English, with a Turkish accent.”


 

HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION FOCUS

Developing & Designing Effective Ambulatory Facilities | Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Green Design, Evidence-Based Design, Healthcare Real Estate, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, OGA, Bond Oman, Ellen Taylor, The Center for Health Design
Developing & Designing Effective Ambulatory Facilities
The recession took a heavy toll on healthcare construction projects across the nation. However, as the economy has begun to improve, projects are beginning to move forward again.

 

STROKE FOCUS

Help Patients Reduce Stroke Risk: Find Their Barriers to Better Health

Primary care providers (PCPs) should never underestimate the amount of influence they can have in encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their stroke risk.


 

Grand Rounds

March 2014

 

Guest Writers


Family & Preventativ - Arkansas Online (subscription)

Family & Preventativ
Arkansas Online (subscription)
UAMS is seeking to fill two (2) positions for Assistant Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine in the Little Rock, Arkansas metro area. Clinical Position. The clinical physician will include directing residents, nurses and medical assistant ...

Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:08 pm CDT

Hospital officials make case - Arkansas City Traveler

Hospital officials make case
Arkansas City Traveler
At their next study session early next month, city commissioners once again will face the question of whether or not to ask Arkansas City voters to consider reinstating a recently expired half-cent sales tax to help the local hospital. On May 2 ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 10:12 pm CDT

The doctor to the Clintons - Hamilton Spectator

The doctor to the Clintons
Hamilton Spectator
Trained as a family doctor, Hyman, who was born in New York, moved to rural Idaho after medical school to work in a small clinic. ... Some people who have known Clinton for years, especially his Arkansas friends, have said he looks too thin, almost frail.

and more »
Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:36 am CDT

Fourth anniversary of unsolved murder arrives - Helena Daily World

Fourth anniversary of unsolved murder arrives
Helena Daily World
... terrible tragedy for Jerlene Gilmore and her family. On that fateful day, a son, a brother and who so many described as “a loveable human being,” Michael “Rudy” Gilmore was shot to death at his off Arkansas State University campus apartment in ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 3:41 am CDT

Dr. Murray Feingold: Physician burnout — all too common - Helena Daily World

Dr. Murray Feingold: Physician burnout — all too common
Helena Daily World
Physician burnout is a serious problem. It not only affects physicians and their families, but it also has an impact on their patients. Prior studies have shown that of all workers, physicians have the highest rate of burnout. A Medscape study ...

Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:14 pm CDT

"Jumping in" to help Gaige - The Daily Statesman

The Daily Statesman

"Jumping in" to help Gaige
The Daily Statesman
"We've heard of people involved in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, and even South Dakota," says Gaige's father. "It's just crazy, and Gaige is ... "It's been his best medicine so far," his parents agree. The Willems estimated on Friday that more ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 3:42 pm CDT


Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT