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ACP launches High Value Care Coordination Toolkit to improve communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors
Toolkit is latest component of ACP's High Value Care initiative to improve health, avoid harms, and eliminate wasteful practices
April 11, 2014 — The American College of Physicians (ACP) today unveiled a High Value Care Coordination Toolkit designed to enable more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors.
Internists release policy paper on medical liability crisis
April 10, 2014 — The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system. "Medical Liability Reform — Innovative Solutions for a New Health Care System" provides an update of the medical liability landscape, state-based activity on medical liability reform, and summarizes traditional and newer reform proposals and their ability to affect system efficiency and encourage patient safety.
American College of Physicians offers policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the U.S.
ACP: Physicians have a right and responsibility to discuss gun violence with their patients
April 10, 2014 — A new policy paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers nine strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence, injuries, and deaths in the United States. Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in the United States is published today in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Principal among ACP's nine strategic imperatives is the recommendation to approach firearm safety as a public health issue so that policy decisions are based on scientific evidence.
Annals of Internal Medicine Publishes Annual 'Updates' in Internal Medicine
April 10, 2014 — Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP), has published summaries of the most important medical studies of 2013 in the fields of women’s health; hematology and oncology; endocrinology; hospital medicine; rheumatology; cardiology; geriatrics; gastroenterology and hepatology; and pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine. All articles were published within the last year in some of the world's most prestigious medical journals. Authors in each topic area chose articles based on novelty and quality of the research, as well as potential impact on clinical practice.
American College of Physicians unveils new logo and tagline: "Leading Internal Medicine, Improving Lives"
April 10, 2014 — The American College of Physicians (ACP) unveiled a new logo and tagline — "Leading Internal Medicine, Improving Lives" — today at Internal Medicine 2014, ACP's annual scientific meeting. "ACP's new logo presents us in a contemporary, vibrant style, while maintaining a link to our rich history by incorporating the traditional element of the lamp of knowledge," said Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, executive vice president and CEO, ACP. "Our new tagline speaks to the accomplishments of our members as well as to ACP's role in the field of internal medicine."
American College of Physicians unveils tools to improve care for patients
April 9, 2014 — The American College of Physicians is releasing a series of educational materials to help patients and physicians manage rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
On Being a Doctor illuminates the humanity of medicine in all its joys, pain, and irony
April 8, 2014 — On Being a Doctor, volume 4, is the latest collection of prose and poetry by physicians and patients relating individual experiences in medicine. Published by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the softcover book is compiled from pieces originally published in the "On Being a Doctor," "On Being a Patient," and "Ad Libitum" sections of Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's peer-reviewed medical journal, between 2007 and 2013.
Video news story about ACP's evidence-based recommendations for treating obstructive sleep apnea featuring ACP President Dr. Molly Cooke.
ACP in the News
|4/14/2014||Should doctors consider medical costs? - Boston Globe|
|4/14/2014||New ACP Program Fosters Coordination of Care - Medpage Today|
|4/14/2014||ACP: All Is Not Lost for Medical Liability Reform - Medpage Today|
|4/11/2014||Gun violence as a public health issue - The Washington Post|
|3/25/2014||Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won't Go Away - Wall Street Journal|
|3/25/2014||Doc groups warns of workforce shortage - Modern Healthcare|
|3/25/2014||Match Day Sees All-Time Highs For New Doctors - Medscape Today|
|3/12/2014||Revised NCQA standards still focused on process, critic says - Modern Healthcare|
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