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Cyber Threat Invading Texas Puts Patient Records at Risk
Physicians’ efforts to protect patients’ private medical information could be in jeopardy as Texas medical practices — large and small — face an increasing cyber-attack threat that can leave health records vulnerable. The computer-hack threat, known as ransomware, is software designed to invade and block access to office computer systems that store patient information.

Texas Physicians Fighting Potential Zika Epidemic
With cases of local Zika virus transmission now being reported in Florida, Texas physicians and state officials are preparing to confront inevitable local transmission here, reports Texas Medicine magazine.

Historic Journal Details Medical Response to UT Sniper Attack
Fifty years to the day after a deadly sniper attack at The University of Texas (UT) shattered the midday calm of summer on campus, an archived edition of the Texas Medical Association’s Texas Medicine magazine details the emergency medical response to the rampage.

Medicaid Drug Red Tape Delays Patients’ Medicines
Red tape in the Medicaid prescription drug program hinders some low-income children and adult patients across Texas from timely getting necessary medications prescribed by their physicians, according to the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine.

Make a New Plan, Stan: Physicians Offer 50 Ways to Better MACRA
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today sent a lengthy formal comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) listing TMA’s 50 recommendations to improve the agency’s draft rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Heads-Up, Students: No Shot, No College
As college-bound students pack their bags to move into the dorm, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) want to remind them about an important and required vaccination. Texas law requires almost all new and transfer college students under age 22 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease at least 10 days before classes begin, or to show proof of vaccination within the previous five years.


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