What’s new in other College publications
ACP Hospitalist relaunched its Web site , where you can find all of its print and online content, including ACP HospitalistWeekly, its upcoming blog, and polls and surveys (including the cartoon caption contest).
This Web-based educational program aims to help physicians learn how to evaluate and manage patients with depression. This study will: 1) implement a Web-based toolkit that will cover screening/management of depression, 2) educate clinicians on how to use patient self-reports of depression as a primary tool, 3) educate clinicians on current standards and guidelines, and 4) provide links to patient education materials.
Four new books will be released in early April and will be available for sale at Internal Medicine 2009
The ACP Handbook of Women’s Health
Landmark Papers in Internal Medicine: The First 80 Years of Annals of Internal Medicine
Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree
Only 10 Seconds to Care: Help and Hope for Busy Clinicians
ACP Press has extended its deadline to May 1 to submit stories of memorable teaching moments. Samples and submissions are online.
- Effect of Varying Levels of Disease Management on Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Trial
- The Obama Administration’s Options for Health Care Cost Control: Hope Versus Reality
- Toward a 21st Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform
In the Clinic
- Differences in Control of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes by Race, Ethnicity, and Education
- Joint Effects of Common Genetic Variants on the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in U.S. Men and Women of European Ancestry
- Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-caused Disease
The Physicians’ Information and Education Resource (PIER) recently published the following new modules:
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Parvovirus B19 Infection and Fifth Disease
- Screening for Developmental Delay (Pediatrics)
- Travel Immunizations
- Acetaminophen Poisoning
- Screening for Breast Cancer
- Tension-type Headache
PIER will also include an updated Quality Measures page that contains the quality measures for the 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. Information is available on PIER’s home page.
Launching at Internal Medicine 2009
This new publicly available Web site offers a wide variety of content and resources for patients and families dealing with COPD as well as for clinicians involved in their clinical care. The site is continuously updated with new content from the ACP’s Annals of Internal Medicine, MKSAP, ACP Journal Club, PIER, ACPNet, and other ACP and non-ACP publications. Users can rate and comment on the relative value of the resources.
This home of the ACP EHR Partners Program, now in its second year, includes an updated version of the EHR product selector tool that enables users to perform side-by-side comparisons of up to three systems at a time. Search through the 24 vendors’ products by a wide range of criteria and receive categorized feedback, all presented in a convenient side-by-side format.
Updated quarterly, this free resource puts the entire collection of Recommendation Summaries for all current ACP Clinical Guidelines in the palm of your hand via your PalmOS or Windows Mobile device. The current collection includes over 20 recommendation summaries of evidence-based clinical guidelines.
A video premiere for MKSAP 15 at the ACP Exhibit Booth #925 will show visitors the newest features of MKSAP 15, interviews with contributors, and demonstrations to use MKSAP for certification and recertification. You will also be able to place orders at a significant pre-publication discount.
Also, ACP staff will hold informal presentations explaining how MKSAP, ACP courses, QI programs, and other ACP resources can help physicians complete the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification program. Presentations last about 10-15 minutes, and will be scheduled every half hour during break times in the exhibit hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Presentations will take place at the MKSAP booth in the ACP exhibit hall. A representative from ABIM will also be on hand to explain how the MOC process works.
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