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  1. Anyone know what this is all about? As far as I know we have to renew our licenses every three years . The governor is proposing more transparency in investigating physicians and wants them to have to renew licenses. Will this help patients? By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff Jan 18, 2020 12:30 pm ET Gov. Cuomo has proposed strengthening the oversight of doctors and other medical professionals, including having them periodically renew their licenses. Among Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals for the 2020 agenda is a set of reforms targeting doctors and other medical professionals aimed to protect patients. The reforms being proposed include providing more transparency in the disciplinary process for physicians and reducing the length of misconduct investigations. Cuomo said physicians should be held accountable when they violate their medical oath. "These sweeping proposals will help ensure patients have access to critical information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare and give state health regulators more tools to investigate and penalize providers for dangerous, unethical or illegal behavior," he said in a press release. Another proposal which might have more of an effect on patients would be the removal of lifetime licenses for physicians, PAs and others. Under current law, they keep their licenses, even if they move out of state, unless some action is taken against them. Cuomo wants to require doctors to periodically renew their state medical licenses or lose them, along with the ability to practice medicine in New York. Arthur Fougner, M.D., president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, is concerned how the proposed transparency would impact due process of the physicians. "A claim of misconduct from the state is more than just a bad Yelp review," he said in a post on the society's website. "It can be career ending. Is this truly what the governor is asking for?" Now it's your turn to weigh in on the issue. Vote in our unscientific poll and tell us what you think in the comments.
  2. A word of warning about using your home address- I did just that when I first applied for my NPI and it made my home address easily available for patients to search out....would recommend end changing it to your business address as soon as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hello all! A question for the room- has anyone had any experience using any commercial software/web services for patient handoff? I would like to convince my employer on the need to standardize and streamline the signout process for our busy hospital-based surgical sub-specialty service. Right now we are pretty much writing out patient info by hand onto printed censuses, a process that it is very time consuming and leaves too much room for errors and missed info. Did a quick google search today and came upon a few products that look promising. Top of my list is www.edoclist.com which is the least expensive ($300/yr for 20 users). Also found e-handoff and smartsignout, but these cost way to much for a cash-strapped acute care hospital to seriously consider. Any feedback on these products or suggestions on other products would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Just curious if anyone has taken the online Emergency Neurologic Life Support (ENLS) course and, if so, what they thought of it. http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/education-training/emergency-neurological-life-support-enls
  5. Believe or not the best Pharm book for general knowledge I've found is actually a Nursing book called "Phamacology for Nursing Care" by Richard Lehne- It was required for a Masters level pharm class and I have found it to be quite valuable and extremely readable- in fact it was an extremely helpful tool for reviewing for the PANRE. Good luck in your carer!
  6. The Stony Brook program (which I have just completed) offers a great elective class "Teaching Strategies" which covers all the basics of Education. The class itself is geared for health care providers who want to make a move into higher education or who teach as part of their clinical practice. The class is taught by a PA (who is also the head of the post-prof. masters program) and she is very passionate about both teaching and about the PA profession. When I took the class it was in taught in a classroom but it has since been moved to an online format. Good luck! HAP 556 Teaching Strategies (3 credits) This course provides an overview of the principles associated with effective teaching. Students will combine theory and practice while developing teaching skills that promote learning and diversity within a variety of educational settings. Topics covered in this course emphasize the practical aspects of teaching and include teaching models, student learning styles, course objectives, learning outcomes evaluation, teaching evaluation and classroom ethics. Students will be required to complete a final project that will be presented, discussed and evaluated in class.
  7. I just completed their post-professional program and can't recommend it enough! Anyone interested in it and have any questions feel free to message me.
  8. This is probably my biggest gripe with the PA profession- there really is no career ladder for PAs like there is with other health professions. EMEDPA is right- getting a managerial degree like an MBA on top of your PA would make it much easier to move beyond clinical medicine and into management. A former colleague did just that and last i heard took a position as an executive at an outpatient surgical clinic. Be warned, though- those degree programs are both expensive and time consuming. Best of luck!
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