January 15th, 2015

E-NACMED Dec 2014

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October 6th, 2014

E-NACMED_Oct2014

Posted in NACMED NEWS |

MSSNY Readiness Survey on eRx Adoption

September 16th, 2014

Effective March 27, 2015, language enacted into law as part of I-STOP will require physicians and other prescribers including nurse practitioners, midwives, dentists, podiatrists, physician assistants and optometrists in New York State to issue prescriptions electronically directly to a pharmacy, with limited exceptions. The law will not require a prescriber to issue a prescription electronically when:

  • Electronic prescribing is not available due to temporary technological or electronic failure;
  • The prescriber has a waiver granted by the New York State Commissioner of Health;
  • The prescriber reasonably determines that it would be impractical for the patient to obtain substances prescribed by electronic prescription in a timely manner; or,
  • The prescription will be dispensed at a pharmacy located outside New York State.

The law requires electronic prescribing for all types of medications (controlled substances and non-controlled substances) and for syringes and other medical devices dispensed at a pharmacy in New York. E-prescribing for controlled substances is currently permitted by state and federal law but it is optional until March 27, 2015.

A waiver from this mandate can be granted in limited circumstances. To qualify for a waiver, the prescriber must demonstrate that his or her ability to issue an electronic prescription is unduly burdened by: (a) economic hardship; (b) technological limitations that are not reasonably within the control of the prescriber; or (c) other exceptional circumstance demonstrated by the prescriber. The waiver is good for up to one year at which time the prescriber must reapply for a continuation of the waiver and set forth an updated statement of facts detailing the continuing circumstances in support of the renewal.

MSSNY would like to determine physician readiness and capability to comply with the March 27, 2015 deadline. We ask you to please complete the survey by close of businessSeptember 22.

Please click here to take the survey.

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Posted in NEWS FROM THE NYS LEGISLATURE |

Academy Annual Meeting – Sept 30

September 9th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
NASSAU ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

TUESDAY September 30
Chateau Briand – Carle Place, NY
Registration 6:30P – Dinner Meeting 7:00P

Presentation of Fellows Citation
and
Past-President’s Citation to
Steven E. Rubin, MD

Guest Speaker
ANDREW KLEINMAN, MD
PRESIDENT, MSSNY

Posted in SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS |

The Breast Cancer Summit

September 9th, 2014

The 4th Annual Breast Cancer Summit

Oct. 7,2014 at the Coral House Baldwin- 8:00A to 1:00P

Keynote speaker: Fran Drescher

register on linewww.breastcancersummit.com.

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NACMED e-NEWS September 2014

September 8th, 2014

E-NACMEDSept2014

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NACMED E-NEWS IS HERE!

August 19th, 2014

E-NACMED July-Aug 2014

Posted in NACMED NEWS |

Too Little Sleep – Physicians Should Remain Wary

June 13th, 2014

The recent accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that resulted in a death and injury to several people including comedian Tracy Morgan is a reminder of the dangers of driving while tired.  According to news reports the driver of the Walmart truck that caused the accident had been awake for over 24 hours prior to the accident.  As physicians, whether in training or in practice, we all have experienced being awake for 24 hours or more.  Limitations on the hours of house staff offer little protection (a 24 hour shift is still acceptable) and there are no standards for attending physicians when we are on call. This level of fatigue represents a significant risk to the physician as well as members of the community.  Friends don’t let friends drink and drive and colleagues shouldn’t let colleagues drive under unsafe conditions.  As physicians we need to heal ourselves and prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths.

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OPMC to Take Action Against Physicians Who Have Not Completed/Updated Their Profile

June 11th, 2014

PHYSICIANS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE

MSSNY HAS LEARNED THAT OPMC WILL BEGIN TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST A HANDFUL OF PHYSICIANS WHO HAVE NOT UPDATED THEIR PHYSICIAN PROFILES AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

WE ARE ADVISED THAT DOH MADE NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK WITH THESE PHYSICIANS THROUGH REGULAR NOTICES AND PERSONAL CALLS. AND SINCE THEIR LAST CALL TO THESE PHYSICIANS, MORE THAN SIXTY DAYS HAVE PASSED WITHOUT THESE PHYSICIANS TAKING THE REQUIRED ACTION.

IF YOU HAVEN’T YET UPDATED YOUR PHYSICIAN PROFILE PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY!

For more information and to update your profile, click here.

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Posted in NEWS FROM THE NYS LEGISLATURE, TOP NEWS STORIES |

HOFSTRA HOSTING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK EVENTS

April 8th, 2014

The Greater NY Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) will sponsor continuing education credits for CHES and MCHES for attendance at Hofstra’s NPHW Event Series. Approximately 1 Continuing Education credit will be provided for every 1 hour of attendance, up to 16 CE credits. There is a $10 processing fee.

CLICK EACH EVENT TO VIEW THE LOCATION AND FULL EVENT DESCRIPTION

Sunday, April 6

  • 9:00AM -3:00PM – WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR

Monday, April 7

  • 4:00PM-6:00PM – DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH: POLITICS, POLICY AND PRACTICE – PANEL DISCUSSION

  • 6:30PM-8:30PM – MANAGING CARE, COST, AND QUALITY IN AN ERA OF UNPRECEDENTED HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE – PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday, April 8

  • 2:00PM-3:30PM – RADIATION SAFETY: HOW EXPOSED ARE YOU? – PRESENTATION AND Q&A

  • 6:30PM-8:30PM – MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015: WHERE DO WE STAND AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday, April 9

  • 8:30AM-1:30PM – NASSAU COUNTY MINORITY HEALTH CONFERENCE – FILM VIEWING, PANEL DISCUSSION, AND HEALTH SCREENINGS

  • 2:30PM-4:00PM – LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT: KNOW THE SIGNS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION AND Q&A

  • 4:30PM-10:00PM – PUBLIC HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL – FILM VIEWING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday, April 10

  • 11:00AM-1:30PM – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: STUDENTS PRESENT STRATEGIES FOR TACKLING CHILDHOOD OBESITY: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT CASE COMPETITION

  • 7:00PM-9:00PM – HEALTH CARE REFORM 2014 AND BEYOND – A SPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE BY DR. JOHN MCDONOUGH ON THE IMPACT OF OBAMACARE

Friday, April 11

  • 12:00PM-2:00PM – HOW NURSES CAN HELP SAVE HEALTH REFORM – LUNCHEON AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Saturday, April 12

  • 9:00AM – RUN OR DYE 5K

PLEASE VISIT THE SOHPA TABLE IN THE SONDRA AND DAVID S. MACK STUDENT CENTER
April 7-10, 2014
TO LEARN ABOUT THE CAMPUS-WIDE PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN

All events are free and open to the public

For more information on the event, contact Nicolle Davis via email or 516-463-6467.

National Public Health Week 2014 is brought to you by Hofstra University’s School of Health Sciences and Human Services, Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, Hofstra’s Student Society of Public Health Advocates (SOPHA), Hofstra’s Future Healthcare Leaders in collaboration with: Henry Schein, Inc; BAYADA Home Health Care; Nassau County Department of Health; Nassau University Medical Center; North Shore-LIJ Department of Pediatrics; The Safe Center of Long Island; Hofstra University School of Medicine; Hofstra University Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy.

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