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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

LACMA’s First Physician-Only Marketplace LACMA is developing our first physician-only marketplace that will be unveiled this Spring. The fundamental goal of the LACMA Marketplace is to provide members with a wide array of practice-specific items and lower practice expenses. Through our partnership with Sterling Healthcare Logistics (SHL), the marketplace will …

Flawed implementation of a new state law that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number law has left pharmacies unable to fill prescriptions and patients being refused necessary medications. The California Medical Association (CMA) is currently working on a legislative fix to address this issue immediately to ensure …

RESOURCE FOR LACMA MEMBERS Like many physicians, you want to know what you can do to attract and retain more patients in the new year. LACMA and our preferred partner, PatientPop, the leader in practice growth transformation, have partnered to create a free checklist to determine if your practice has what …

Celebrating a New Partnership Another week to share some promising news. For some time, LACMA has been in productive discussions with physician leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. The facility has gone through a massive transformation and now is a state-of-the-art medical campus serving the South Central Los …

This message is intended for orthopedic surgeons; pain management, infectious disease, primary care, emergency medicine, and urgent care providers; and health care personnel who provide injections using stem cell products. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has identified 2 cases …

This article originally appeared on JNTTek.com The New Year is a time for celebration. It’s an acknowledgment of where we’ve been, and what’s next to come — something new around the corner. The great, big, beautiful unknown. Uncertainty can be a wonderful thing; exciting, even. Just think, it’s the crux …

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced that influenza activity is widespread and increasing throughout California.  Influenza has already claimed the lives of two children so far this season (Stanislaus andRiverside Counties). These tragedies serve as a reminder that influenza can be deadly. Last year, 8 in 10 children who died from flu complications …

Governor Newsom’s First Budget Puts Health Care Access, Costs Front and Center The start of a new year means resolutions for some, yet it also signals the beginning of a new era in Sacramento with Governor Gavin Newsom taking over reigns of leadership. Gov. Gavin Newsom released his first state …

This article originally appeared on the TigerConnect website Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are central to putting the patient first. A good EHR system gives physicians, and nurses access to the accurate, up-to-date, and complete information they need to provide expert healthcare. One issue with using EHRs is integrating them with …

Gov. Gavin Newsom released his first state budget proposal on Thursday, including a number of new goals and programs aimed at making health care more affordable and accessible to all Californians. The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 …