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cyber security

We asked Dave Bader and the team over at JNT TEK to weigh in on the recent WannaCry Ransomware attack, cyber security and protection. Here’s what they shared: As a result of the recent WannaCry Ransomware virus outbreak, businesses are realizing “again” how important it is to keep their systems …
Cancer research

From Popular Mechanics- It’ll Take an Army to Kill the Emperor The men and women who are trying to bring down cancer are starting to join forces rather than work alone. Together, they are winning a few of the battles against the world’s fiercest disease. For this unprecedented special report, …
opioid abuse

From STAT and other sources on opioid abuse- Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price sparked a firestorm last week with his comments about medication-assisted treatment, saying that “if we’re just substituting one opioid for another, we’re not moving the dial much” in the nation’s opioid epidemic. Notably, the former …
Member Spotlight

Our Physician Spotlight this week goes out to to Dr. David Ghozland, M.D., President of District 5. He’s also been instrumental in planning and promoting the upcoming Walk With A Doc event. Dr. Ghozland is not only an engaged and contributing member to LACMA, he is an excellent OB/GYN. Dr. …
HR practices

We’d like to thank our partner Workwise Law for their article on HR practices – The “Business” of Practicing Medicine: The Top 5 Mistakes Doctors Make. Here’s a quick look at the issues they highlight. You can read the full article to find the solutions Workwise Law offers. Problematic Hiring Practices That Lead To …

MACRA might feel unwieldy and difficult to manage, but there are some really good resources available for physicians – especially those in solo and small practice. Cheryl Bradley, Associate Director of CMA Center for Economic Services shared this tool from the CMS Quality Payment Program website – Check To See If You’re Included …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Dr. Peter Richman This week we’re highlighting Dr. Peter Richman. Dr. Richman is a LACMA Past President and actively serves in many facets of both LACMA and CMA, including the LACMA Executive Committee. Recently, his leadership has extended to the Disaster Healthcare Volunteer – Surge Unit. He’s been instrumental in …
VA Administration

One reason young people don’t go into science? We don’t fail well. What does this mean for leadership? From STAT Four weeks into my first semester of college, my academic confidence was completely shredded. I had back-to-back tests in cell biology, chemistry, and calculus, and my time management skills weren’t …
opioid prescriptions

From PNN According to a new report, the number of opioid prescriptions written by California physicians dropped 17% over the past three years (2013-2016). The California Medical Association (CMA) reports that the data, from Quintiles IMS, shows that, per capita, California is now tied with Hawaii for the lowest number …
telemedicine

New bill would expand Medicare patients ability to utilize telemedicine From Medical Economics If passed, the legislation—known as the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act—would expand access to healthcare in both rural and urban areas by paving the way for Medicare to cover additional telehealth services. “Telehealth helps improve access to healthcare …