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Registration for Virtual SAM on Diabetes now available - only 16 seats left!
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with the Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin constituent chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is excited to announce a virtual, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) endorsed countrywide self-assessment module (SAM) centered on diabetes for Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. CST, (typically takes four hours for completion). Mark your calendar now and register to participate.

For more information, click here. Registration available online here. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 5.

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WBJ 2014 Health Care Heroes announced
Wichita Business Journal
Four KAFP members have been named honorees for the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) Health Care Hero awards. Congratulations to Kim Hartwell, MD, and Terry Poling, MD, who are recognized in the Physician category, John Dorsch, MD, (University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita) in the Health Educator category and S. Todd Stephens, MD, (Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program) recognized for International Outreach.

Health Care Heroes honors companies, individuals and organizations for their contributions to improving healthcare in Wichita and the surrounding area. This year's honorees will be recognized at an event Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Regency and will be profiled in a WBJ special publication.

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Changing times: Physician compensation in the Era of Accountable Care Webinar
Greenbranch Publishing
Tune in on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 12 p.m. CT, Greenbranch Publishing will present a 90-minute webinar to explore how the increasing financial pressures on health systems have led to a subsequent rethinking of, and an increasing appreciation for, the economics behind employing physicians.

Speakers Max Reiboldt and Justin Chamblee, CPA, top executives at the health care consulting firm Coker Group, will outline best processes in terms of changing compensation models, as well as identify the key tasks and trials critical to successfully navigating this pathway.

AAFP members receive 10 percent off the $237 per line charge by using the promo code "AAFP" when registering online or at 800-933-3711. Registration allows access to one phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen.

Register today and submit your questions in advance to Speakers plan to answer questions during the live webinar. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered.”

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  Certificate Program in Clinical Ethics

Build your skills in bioethics. For over 30 years, clinicians and hospitals throughout our region have relied on the Center for Practical Bioethics to face the most challenging ethical issues in medicine. Our Certificate Program provides mid-career professionals with real-world tools to confront and analyze health ethics across work settings.

Norton County Health Department makes IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination by IAC Express
IAC Express
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) urges qualifying healthcare organizations to apply for its Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes hospitals, medical practices, professional organizations, health departments, and government entities that have taken a stand for patient safety by implementing mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare personnel. More than 400 organizations are now enrolled. Congratulations to Norton County Health Department, Norton, Kansas, recently added to the Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll. And congrats to other Kansas organizations already on the Honor Roll!
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Open payments system reopens, extends physician registration and review period
Centers for Medicare & Mediaid Services
CMS announced that the Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and, as needed, dispute financial payment information received from healthcare manufacturers. The system was taken offline on Aug. 3 to resolve a technical issue. To account for system down time, CMS is extending the time for physicians and teaching hospitals to review their records to September 8, 2014. The public website will be available on Sept. 30.
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  Health Care Career Fair

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet resident physicians, students and health care providers at Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO) career fair. During KCO, rural health care employers from across Kansas recruit for current and future positions. Reserve your booth today. Hosted by KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.

Safe Kids launches new research report on sports safety
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide launched a new research report and national awareness campaign about sports safety. With the beginning of the school year, and the participation of student-athletes in sports, these messages will be important to share with your patients who are students, coaches and parents. Click here to download report.
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Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding
Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition
Healthy, low-cost and natural - these are among the valuable benefits of increasing breastfeeding rates in our state. National and state experts will join in this summit to explore opportunities for a healthier Kansas by overcoming barriers to breastfeeding. Learn about available resources and contribute to the development of change strategies in Kansas. Space is limited, please register by Sept. 18.
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Register for August Safety Action Series
The Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
Join us on Thursday, Aug. 28, for the August Safety Action Series! This session will be presented by Renee Byfield, MS, RN, FNP, C-EMF, Nurse Program Development Specialist at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and David Lagrew, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Physician Informatics & Chief Integration and Accountability Officer at MemorialCare Health System.
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