Stories from Texas Medicine, August 2016

GME Milestone - 11/21/2016

Thanks to years of TMA advocacy, the 2015 legislature more than tripled 2013 graduate medical education monies under an expansion initiative to help secure a pathway for doctors-in-training to enter the workforce.

Rude Awakening - 08/01/2016

TMA fights to keep the screening for and diagnosis of sleep apnea within the scope of practice for physicians.

The Rise of Ransomware - 08/01/2016

As more cyber criminals make records-for-ransom demands, physicians need to be more vigilant than ever against attacks, tightening digital security and taking other precautions.

Safety First - 08/01/2016

Electronic health record (EHR) errors have prompted calls from TMA and AMA to create a federal patient safety center that would collect reported data on EHR-related adverse events.

Team Player - 08/01/2016

Stuart D. Flynn, MD, is the inaugural dean of the new Fort Worth allopathic medical school, a partnership of The University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas Christian University.