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2014 RI Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Cranston, RI

Meeting Program
Register for the chapter meeting (SEP module included)
Register for the SEP module only

For additional information about this meeting, please contact Donna Goodnow at dmgoodnow@gmail.com.

Abstract Booklet for 2014 RI Chapter Meeting

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2013 Meeting Presentations/Handouts

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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
CSI RI – Rhode Island’s multi-payor Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative

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

2011 Meeting Handouts

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

February 2014
January 2014
November 2013
September 2013
April 26, 2013
April 16, 2013
April 3, 2013
October 2012

Governor's Newsletters

[July 2013 | April 2012 | July 2011 | October 2010[PDF] | June 2010]
Governor's Newsletters Archive

Chapter Communications

8-28-12: ACP Rhode Island: a few announcements![PDF]
5-29-12: RI Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative (CSI-RI) is expanding[PDF] - Applications due June 15th at 5 pm
2-22-11: ACP Primary Care Spend comments to the Chris Koller OHIC[PDF]
2-7-11: ACP : Prior Authorization for Medical Imaging and Primary Care "spending requirement" for health plans[PDF]
Chapter Communications' Archive

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