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Volume 39 Issue 1

The News for Idaho’s Family Physicians

FEATURES:

President's Message

Legislative Wrap Up

SHIP Update

Idaho Residency Updates

WWAMI & UofU MATCH Results

Idaho Wellness Guide

Open Notes

Cancer Survivor Toolkit

Idaho Tar Wars Poster Contest Results

Three Options in a Ransomware Attack

IAFP Board of Directors

Welcome New Members

Doctors Company Announces Dividends

2016 Postcard 

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Idaho Gives 2016

This year on May 5th, we ask you to consider a donation to Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Foundation which promotes the growth of family medicine through a variety of membership, student and resident programs including CME conferences, the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Rural Underserved Opportunity Program (RUOP), the Idaho Premed Matching Program and Tar Wars.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hello All,

There are a few hot button items that we could discuss, such as, how the for-profit medical school, ICOM, appeared without discussion with stakeholders, or how Idaho’s Governor and House Representatives continue to adamantly refuse to address, in a meaningful way, our state’s healthcare crisis. We could even discuss the political grid lock in Washington and on the campaign trail. What I’d like to discuss is how all these issues have something in common…the need for compromise.

It seems lately that both sides of any hot topic are taking the “my way or the highway” approach. Is the “my way or the highway” approach an effective way to govern in Idaho? Should we all meet in the middle? The solution is not that simple. Let’s explore this a bit more. Read more...

2016 Legislative Wrap-Up

Elli Brown– IAFP Legislative Advisor
The last week of the session had a lot of ups and downs that ultimately ended with the House and Senate adjourning sine die for the 2016 legislative session without a resolution to address the “gap population”. Wednesday morning, Representative John Vander Woude (R-Meridian) and Representative Lynn Luker (R-Boise) introduced HB644a Healthcare Grant Programs and HCR63 Healthcare Study Committee in the House Health & Welfare Committee. HB644 establishes a two year cooperative grant program through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to the Community Health Center Network of Idaho. Read more...

STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE INNOVATION PLAN

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Idaho’s SHIP project has been gathering momentum with the planning year’s conclusion on January 31st and the first cohort of clinics beginning the implementation phase on February 1st. Congratulations to the clinics chosen for the first co-hort. These clinics will be the pioneers of the project and set an example for Idaho’s evolution from a fee-for-service, volume based system to a value based system of care that rewards improved health outcomes. A list of the first cohort of clinics may be viewed here...

IDAHO RESIDENCY PROGRAM UPDATES

   

MATCH DAY 2016

This year, a total of 18 Idaho WWAMI medical students matched in the following specialties:

MATCH Numbers for WWAMI

The University of Utah is pleased to present the results from this year's Match.

U of U Match Results

Wellness Guide

Idaho Wellness Guide!

A terrific website (http://wellness.idaho.gov/) has been created to help you find local resources to help patients stay healthy or manage a chronic condition like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others. There are resources listed to help quit tobacco, lose weight, focus on of oral health and many more.

Review the website to see the valuable resources available to you and your patients. The website is equipped with search fields by city, county, wellness topic, services, payment options and language services. Use the search tools to browse resources based on health topic, services provided, and area of Idaho.

The Power of Knowing

 

On April 7, Ted Epperly, MD, President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho brought together upwards of 20 Idaho health decision makers to discuss a “movement” worth knowing about.

The discussion, led by John Santa, MD, MPH, and Amy Fellows, MPH, from the OpenNotes movement involved a simple but game changing choice that all clinicians may be able to make in the near future – giving patients easy and secure access to their medical notes thru electronic health record (EHR) patient portals. Read more about the Open Notes Movement...

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit Available

The George Washington Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit: Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Survivorship Care. The new toolkit, released in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides resources to help with implementing cancer survivorship care guidelines for breast, colorectal, head and neck and prostate cancers.

Access the toolkit and resources today: http://bit.ly/NCSRCToolkit

IDAHO TAR WARS HAS ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR.

2015 TWlogo-tagline-jpgThanks to all of our presenters for helping provide this important message to Idaho students. Review a list of the top 12 winners here...

The Three Options in a Ransomware Attack: Restore If Possible, Pay, or Lose Patient Information

 

The news made national headlines: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer systems were down for more than a week1 as the Southern California hospital became yet another victim of ransomware—an attack where a business or individual’s computer system is held hostage by cybercriminals until a ransom is paid. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ended up paying $17,000 to restore its systems and administrative functions. To read more...

 

IAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
  • President: Bill Vetter, MD Emmett
  • President Elect: Haley Minnehan, MD Cottonwood
  • Immediate Past-President: Mikael Bedell, MD Cascade
  • Treasurer: Mary Barinaga, MD Boise
BOARD MEMBERS:
  • Boyd Southwick, DO Idaho Falls
  • Keith Davis, MD Shoshone
  • Ted Epperly, MD Boise
  • Cher Jacobsen, MD Coeur d'Alene
  • Paul Beckett, DO Shelley
  • Jonathan Bowman, MD Boise
  • Leanne Rousseau, MD Post Falls
  • Jared Price, DO Pocatello
  • Michael Packer, MD Rexburg
  • Rebecca Siemers, MD Coeur d'Alene
  • Suzanna Hubele, MD Weiser
RESIDENT MEMBERS:
  • Melliss Kjos, MD Pocatello
  • Carolyn Johnson, MD Boise
  • Tara Mertz-Hack, MD Jerome (Observer)
  • Douglas Borst, MD Coeur d’Alene (Observer)
STUDENT MEMBERS:
  • Melissa Roop Boise
  • Lee Spencer Boise
AAFP DELEGATES:
  • David Schmitz, MD Eagle
  • Mary Barinaga, MD Boise
AAFP ALTERNATE DELEGATES:
  • Scott Dunn, MD Sandpoint
  • Suzanne Allen, MD Boise

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

ACTIVE MEMBERS:

  • Charles Edward Boult, MD, Boise
  • Jonathan Maxwell Currey, MD, Mccall
  • Toby Davis, DO, Boise
  • Vaughn Alexander Harris, MD, Twin Falls
  • Jeffrey C Haskell, MD, Rigby
  • McLane Simpson, MD, Coeur D Alene
  • Roger Tracy Wyatt, MD, Caldwell
  • Dustin L Ziebarth, DO, Kimberly

STUDENT MEMBERS:

  • Sarah Bargman, Moscow
  • Colby Brower, Moscow
  • Dalan Brown, Moscow
  • Jessica Copeland, Pullman
  • Ana Cornea, Moscow
  • Rebecca Noel Hall, Moscow
  • Brynn Hathaway, Moscow
  • Arianna Kamaliazad, Spokane
  • Heather Stevens, Seattle
  • Courtney Swantek, Moscow
  • Victoria Talbutt, Moscow
  • Anthony Trakas , Moscow
  • Mary Lynn Young, Seattle

The Doctors Company Announces 2016 Member Dividend

The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, has announced a $32 million dividend, which is made possible by the excellent claims experience of The Doctors Company’s members. Since 1976, The Doctors Company has paid more than $370 million in dividends, and 2016 marks the 11th year in a row that the company has awarded dividends. The 2016 dividend, approved by The Doctors Company’s Board of Governors, will provide a premium reduction of 20 percent to eligible members in Idaho. Dividend percentages are based on the loss experience of the individual state. Eligible members will receive this year’s dividend on their annual premium for policy renewals on or after July 1, 2016.

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DISCLAIMER: The opinions and views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions and views of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians or the American Academy of Family Physicians.