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A reworked online resource for providers; new survey data on electronic health records (EHRs), their use, and physicians’ attitudes toward them; and the best places for luxe adventure travel experiences are just some of the items featured in today’s post.
- Earlier this week, in a prLeap press release, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education announced the launch of an improved web-based tool that is both searchable and sortable. The enhanced CME Finder provides essential information—from provider and type to end date and whether there is a fee for participation—for each continuing medical education (CME) activity registered for Maintenance of Certification credit.
- Last week, Medscape published its EHR Report 2016, which reflects the experiences of thousands of physicians across 25-plus specialties. To provide a comprehensive overview, respondents were asked about everything from usage and specific system ratings to patient encounters and vendor satisfaction. The findings indicate some changes have occurred over the past four years.
- Recently, luxury network Virtuoso surveyed its members to determine the hottest destinations and activities for upscale adventure travel. Doug Gollan, writer and travel expert, shared the travel advisors’ findings on Monday, August 29, 2016, in the Forbes Lifestyle section. Taking top honors in terms of location is Iceland, followed by Galapagos/Ecuador, and Costa Rica and Chile/Patagonia (tie), respectively.
- As reported by Modern Healthcare, on Monday, August 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rules that would make a number of modifications to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces and refine the law’s risk adjustment. While proposed rules are typically released in November, the action follows a period of profound examination concerning the new ACA insurance exchanges.
- Are you planning to take some well-deserved time off from your regular position or between locum tenens opportunities over the Labor Day weekend? In a recently published Physicians Practice article, work-life balance expert Jeff Davidson offers doctors four simple-yet-impactful suggestions for unplugging, unwinding, and savoring a three-day stretch.
Wherever you are—and wherever you are going—we hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.