The 2016 General Assembly Session is under way, and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and many physicians in the Chesapeake Physician community have common legislative goals which align with the mission of MedChi — to serve as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients, and the public health.
Opens Opportunities for Physicians to Engage in the Innovation of Products That Improve the Delivery of Care to Patients Building on its historic commitment to advance the practice of medicine and improve public health, the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it is investing $15M to become founding partner of a healthcare innovation company – Health2047, Inc. […]
In 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage to millions of Americans. In 2015, healthcare spending in the U.S. grew an average of six percent each quarter. In 2016, the demand for healthcare services will continue to rise as more people have insurance. Along with the increased demand for services, you’re also experiencing increased pressure to deliver high […]
By Randi Kopf, RN, MS, JD The use of healthcare technology (often referred to as telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth or eHealthcare) has provided clinical medicine services and performed remote robotic surgery with the surgeon in the U.S. and their patient on the other side of the world for over 30 years. Yet many physicians are not […]
By: Normal A. Siddiqui, DPM, MHA A 60-year-old female with a history of Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy and high blood pressure related that she had developed a non-healing sore after she noticed her “arch collapsed” a year earlier. She had seen multiple doctors but had not had any success healing her open wound. She was […]
Addictions are beginning to overshadow other chronic diseases. The rise of addiction in American society underscores the need for medical professionals who are fully trained to diagnose, treat and be agents of change for substance and comorbid abuse.
Today there’s a new option for physicians and patients that embraces the best of outpatient/primary care and is typically more affordable for consumers – direct primary care. This model charges a much lower monthly fee than concierge medicine and may allow consumers to purchase only catastrophic health insurance.
In addition to ensuring that patients are receiving vaccines for infectious diseases like chicken pox and measles, physicians can encourage many more teens and seniors to take advantage of newer vaccines to combat HPV and shingles. Our experts explain.
By the end of 2016, medical cannabis (marijuana) is likely to become available as a new therapeutic measure for Maryland doctors. Del. Dan Morhaim, MD and Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO, discuss why physicians should not fear prescribing medical cannabis to appropriate patients.
Cardiovascular experts discuss new guidelines to lower blood pressure, improved transcatheter aortic valve replacement and implantable monitoring of arrhythmias after cryptogenic stroke are reducing risk and improving lives.