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 Weekly Member Update- November 16, 2012

Reminder from ASSH President Edward Akelman, MD

Volunteer Note




Reminder from ASSH President Edward Akelman, MD

Thank you to those that answered our Smart Device survey to help us plan for the next year’s annual meeting. There’s still time to help shape the overall user experience in San Francisco!  Please answer the brief survey that was sent to you regarding smartphones, tablets and data plans.  The survey will take no more than two-minutes.



Volunteer Note

Steve K. Lee, MD
Chair, ASSH Public Education Committee

Ray Raven, MD
ITAG, Co-Chair SHUE HORN Committee
In this day and age where patients and the public receive more and more of their healthcare information via the internet, the members of the Publication Education committee and the ITAG (Information Technology Advisory Group) are excited to announce work on the ASSH Patient Education App. This project is in harmony with ASSH President Edward Akelman’s presidential and meeting theme of Education through Technology. The App will serve as a medium through which the society will deliver ASSH public education content, free of charge, initially accessible through the iPad. 
The main purpose of the App is to provide access to our educational brochure content, which will be displayed much like books on a bookshelf.  When a condition is selected, a color document containing the condition-specific educational brochure (text and images) will be viewable. The document will also contain live links to more information on the ASSH website, including direct access to the “find-a-hand-surgeon” feature.
ASSH members will be able to use the interactive App to show educational information to patients on an iPad during office visits. The App will support annotation and drawing directly on the screen, allowing the surgeon to use his or her finger to circle important parts of an image and write notes. After showing the patient the information, the surgeon will be able to print or email the annotated document to the patient. Other documents particular to the surgeon’s practice can also be emailed such as post-operative instructions, cast care, rehabilitation, etc.
We have officially started work on the app with our developer. Members of the Public Education committee and ITAG will beta test the App, make necessary modifications, and hopefully roll out the App in Summer 2013. Stay tuned!!


Last Call for Abstracts

We are excited for an incredible 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting next October in San Francisco and planning is well underway!
We would like to remind you that the last chance to submit your proposal for an Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) or Symposium is this Monday, November 19.  If you have an idea for a didactic and interactive learning session, panel discussion or debate that could be presented during a breakout or general session, please read the Call for Abstracts and submit your abstract by Monday.  Remember that the success of the Annual Meeting is dependent on your participation!
Additional submission forms and deadlines:
Deadline: March 4, 2013
Paper Presentation
Residents and Fellows Paper & Poster
Deadline: March 25, 2013
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD, and Michael Hausman, MD
Co-Chairs, ASSH 2013 Annual Meeting





Discuss Your Nightmare PIP Fracture Dislocation Case with Experts

Does one of these cases have you up at night?  Submit the case description and images for discussion during the Online Consultation Corner webinar.  Cases must be submitted by Monday, November 19 for review by moderator Steven Glickel, MD and consultants Ryan Calfee, MD and Philip Blazar, MD.

This ASSH program is FREE for ASSH members.  Register for the webinar or learn more about the Online Consultation Corner hosted by Scott D. Lifchez, MD.




American Orthopaedic Association Honors Peter Stern, MD as Distinguished Clinician- Becker's ACS Review

Peter J. Stern, MD, recently received the American Orthopaedic Association's 2012 Distinguished Clinician Award, according to an AAOS Now report. 
Dr. Stern is chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and founder and co-director of the Mary S. Stern Fellowship in Hand Surgery. He is a past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Orthopaedic Association.  Read More.





CMS offers meaningful use stage 2 specs sheets- GOVERNMENT HEALTHIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added descriptive specification sheets for Meaningful Use Stage 2 to help eligible physicians and hospitals to participate and complete the measures for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs.
Each specification sheet includes the objective, measure, and how to calculate the numerator and denominator where needed for each core and menu objective, such as for computerized provider order entry (CPOE) or generate lists of patients by conditions, according to a Nov. 9 CMS update. The information also provides a definition of important terms, how to qualify for an exclusion and the attestation requirements. Read more
Don't miss the ASSH Crash Course in Meaningful Use webinar on Tuesday, November 27. Learn more.
Physicians entering into employment and contractual arrangements received a strong show of support this week when the AMA House of Delegates adopted new guiding principles to protect their autonomy.
The principles were part of an AMA Board of Trustees report that spelled out guidelines on conflicts of interest, advocacy, contracting, hospital-medical staff relations, peer review, and performance evaluations and payment agreements. Marilyn Heine, MD (above), a delegate for the Pennsylvania Medical Society, was among physicians who weighed in on the principles before the House approved them during this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which wrapped up Tuesday in Honolulu.  Read More
Thank You to AFSH Donors

Robert O. Anderson, III, MD
Charles S. Day, MD
Michael J. Dunn, MD
Thomas G. Griffith, MD
Michael S. Murphy, MD
Joel D. Thompson, MD
Join these colleagues and the 372 others (so far) who have already made their annual donation to the AFSH.  Visit now to support the Foundation that supports the future of our specialty.