News & Meetings
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2013 RI Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting
& SEP Pre-Courses
Meeting was held Thursday, May 9, 2013
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
For additional information about future meeting, please contact Donna Goodnow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract Competition at 2013 RI Chapter Meeting
Just under 150 abstracts were received for the 2013 abstract competition
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Rhode Island News
Rhode Island Chapter Receives 2012 Chapter Excellence Award
The award recognizes chapters which successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such activities as formulating an effective Governor’s Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating membership through local awards.
RI ACP participation in other initiatives
PCPAC – Director of Rhode Island Department of Health Dr. Michael Fine’s Primary Care Physician Advisory Council, provides advice for the Director from the primary care community on issues facing HEALTH. Primary representative Diane Seidlecki, alternative representative Tom Bledsoe
- December meeting – input sought on issue of changes to community hospitals in Rhode Island and the anticipated impact on primary delivery and on our patients
Download copy of letter sent by PCPAC chair pediatrician Elizabeth Lange to Dr. Fine outlining PCPAC’s “Principles and Characteristics for Hospital System Change”
- October meeting – presentation on and discussion of Rhode Island’s nascent Health Insurance Exchange
Download the meeting minutes
RIMS Council – The Rhode Island chapter of the ACP has a permanent seat at the Rhode Island Medical Society Council to discuss issues facing the Medical Society
- Council highlights available at http://rimed.org/governance-council.asp
CSI RI – Rhode Island’s multi-payor Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative
- Visit www.pcmhri.org for more information
Currentcare Educational Video
To help Rhode Island consumers and health care providers better understand the tremendous benefits of electronic health information exchange and enrolling in currentcare, currentcare has produced a new educational video.
Production of the currentcare educational video was funded by a Medicaid Transformation Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services and the Rhode Island Department of Health. currentcare, Rhode Island's health information exchange, is a service of the Rhode Island Quality Institute. Click here for more information on this new web site.
2011 Chapter Meeting Highlights
Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam, Winner of the 2011 Irving Addison Beck Prize, gave an inspirational talk during the 2011 Annual Chapter meeting
View the presentation
View the poem by Longfellow that Dr. Sambandam referenced
Governor's Newsletters & Communications
The Wave: Rhode Island ACP's Newsletter
8-28-12: ACP Rhode Island: a few announcements!
5-29-12: RI Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative (CSI-RI) is expanding - Applications due June 15th at 5 pm
2-22-11: ACP Primary Care Spend comments to the Chris Koller OHIC
2-7-11: ACP : Prior Authorization for Medical Imaging and Primary Care "spending requirement" for health plans
Chapter Communications' Archive
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