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Mon, 26 Oct 2020
Telehealth has seen widespread adoption with COVID-19. What were the successes, and what policy changes are needed to ensure the improvements to health access last beyond the crisis? Join us November 16-17, 2020, for two days of virtual events that will unite national leaders to discuss new developments with a focus on e-consult (provider-to-provider consultations) expansion and telehealth policy.
San Diego physician Robert E. Wailes, M.D., was named CMA president-elect at the association’s annual House of Delegates. This year’s meeting was conducted virtually, due to the ongoing public health emergency.
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
the CMA House of Delegates today voted to edit the association's Articles of Incorporation and include in its mission statement an overarching permanent goal of achieving health equity and justice.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
Due to the ongoing public health emergency, the CMA;s annual House of Delegates will convene on Saturday, October 24, 2020, as a virtual event.
For many patients, the most effective telehealth technology is still the telephone. This includes patients who may not be comfortable with technology, or who don’t have access to reliable internet service.
On January 1, 2021, all security prescription forms will be required to have a uniquely serialized number, a corresponding barcode and other security features .
Nearly 14,000 health care providers have completed the ACEs Aware initiative’s core training program, “Becoming ACEs Aware in California.” The program trains health care providers to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to recognize and respond to the symptoms of toxic stress.
On January 7, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order aimed at achieving cost savings for drug purchases made by the state. A key component of the order requires the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to transition all Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care to fee for service (FFS) by January 1, 2021.
To grow and diversify the physician workforce, Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC), the Butte-Glenn Medical Society (BGMS) Residency Task Force and Paradise Medical Group have launched a free webinar series — “A Primer on Designing GME in Rural Clinical Facilities”— to offer innovative technical advice and solutions to meet rural California’s critical access to care needs.
As California continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 outbreak, the state is already making plans about how a vaccine will be distributed to the general public when the time comes.
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