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Press Release Archive - January-June 2008

June 2008

6/27 'Deep Frustration and Dismay Over Failed Legislative Process' Expressed by American College of Physicians
6/20 ACP Commends MedPAC June 2008 Report to Congress, Recognition of Importance of Primary Care Cited
6/17 New Study: Hearing Impairment is Common Among Adults With Diabetes
6/17 New Study: Coffee Drinkers Have Slightly Lower Death Rates Than People Who Do Not Drink Coffees
6/11 New Program to Help Physicians Purchase and Install Electronic Health Records
6/9 ACP Pledges Support for Enactment of S. 3101, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

May 2008

5/30 American College of Physicians Launches Personalized Literature Updating Service
5/29 Framework Provided for Policies Enabling All Americans to Have Access to Affordable Health Insurance Coverage
5/21 New ACP Leaders Take Office for 2008-2009
5/19 ACP Honors Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Annual Convocation Ceremony
5/16 Employers, Consumers and Physicians Agree: Major System Reforms Needed to Improve the State of Primary Care Medicine in the U.S.
5/16 New E-Health Recommendations from American College of Physicians Aim to Improve Health Care Quality, Safety, Efficiency, Efficacy, and Access
5/15 Americans Must Consider Both Cost and Effectiveness When Comparing and Choosing Medical Interventions
5/15 ACP, ACP Foundation Diabetes Initiative Unveil Plans for Two More Years
5/14 Representative Kaptur Receives Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service from American College of Physicians
5/13 Media Alert: ACP Predicts Looming Crisis in Primary Care
5/13 ACP Foundation Releases New HEALTH TiPS at Internal Medicine 2008
5/8 Looming Medicare Cuts Will Disproportionately Hurt Physicians in Small Practices
5/6 ACP Issues Guideline for Screening for Osteoporosis in Men

April 2008

4/28 ACP Hosts Largest Medical Education Meeting for General and Subspecialty Internists
4/16 Thirteen Specialty Groups Endorse the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
4/7 Medicare Patients Face Severe Difficulty in Receiving Care Unless Cuts to Medicare Payments Averted
4/2 ACP Encourages Adults to Document Healthcare Decisions in Advance
4/1 ACP endorses Patient Charter for Physician Performance Measurement, Reporting and Tiering Programs

March 2008

3/24 Need for Federal Protection Against Genetic Discrimination Highlighted by American College of Physicians
3/20 ACP Awarded Grants to Create Physician Resources to Facilitate Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Changes
3/20 ACP: Residency Match Results Point To Need For Improved Access To Care, With More Primary Care Physicians - Patient-Centered Health Care and Revised Training Part of Solution
3/4 Medical Organizations Issue New Guideline on Drugs to Treat Dementia

February 2008

2/29 New Commission on Health Care Disparities Lauded by ACP
2/12 Muscle and Bladder Training Ameliorate Urinary Incontinence; Other Remedies Donít Do as Well
2/7 Team-Based Approach Improves Diabetes Care: ACP Diabetes Initiative Extended for Two More Years
2/4 American College of Physicians Launches New Web Site: New tools available for internal medicine physicians, students, and patients

January 2008

1/15 Sickle Cell Disease Pain Can Occur Daily and Is Much More Severe Than Previously Thought
1/02 American College of Physicians Receives Grant To Study Cost of Patient-Centered Medical Home

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