Jan 28, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Congress should pass proposed legislation reforming the nation's medical liability system as long as it "in no way preempts the state reforms that have been won in Texas and other states," TMA President Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, said in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith, (R-TX.)
Nothing, of course, can substitute for those in-person conversations with your colleagues from across the state or your board, council, or committee meetings. But 21st century social media can help fill the void.
On Twitter? Follow the action of live tweets at the conference using hash tag #TMAWinter.
Plus, we're bringing our two keynote speakers to you in live streaming video on the Internet Saturday morning.
Kevin Pho, MD, the "Kevin" behind the popular health care blog KevinMD.
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Dr. Pho is social media's leading physician voice. Voted the best medical blog of 2008, KevinMD.com is among the web’s most prominent and influential health care platforms, with over 40,000 subscribers and 33,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. As TMA's keynote speaker, Dr. Pho discusses why doctors should engage in blogs, Twitter or Facebook, shows examples of how doctors are connecting with patients in social media platforms and outlines the risks to physicians. He also reflects on his personal social media journey and how social media can benefit organized medicine.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks about health system reform lawsuits and more.
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Texas is part of a 26 (or 20)-state coalition that is challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform law. The states argue that Congress has no right to require people to buy insurance and that reform’s expansion of the Medicaid program is unlawful.The question is expected to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hear the latest on these and other health care issues from General Abbot.
Jan 21, 2011
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Dr. Pho is an internist who practices in Nashua, New Hampshire. More important for our purposes, he is the brains – and the Kevin – behind KevinMD.com, one of the nation’s leading health care blogs. In his words, Dr. Pho provides provocative physician commentary on breaking medical news. He is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors and a contributor to CNN.com and the New York Times.
Later this month, Dr. Pho will deliver the keynote address at the TMA 2011 Winter Conference. Speaking on “Medicine in the Age of Social Media,” Dr. Pho will discuss why and how physicians should engage in blogs, Twitter or Facebook.
(Can't make it to Austin for the conference? Watch Dr. Pho streaming live at 8:40 am (CT) Saturday, Jan. 29.)
This show covers topics like:
- Why should a physician use social media?
- Social media is a waste of time.
- What are the risks to a physician using Facebook or Twitter or writing a blog.
- How can physicians get started in social media.
- What's next for physicians and social media?
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The 2011 Texas Legislature is going to be a real challenge for medicine, says Texas Medical Association President Susan Rudd Bailey, MD. There's no money and everyone will be gunning for us. TMA has a plan, but we need your help. We can do it together.
Learn more at www.texmed.org/legislature.