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How User-Friendly Is Your EHR? - 08/16/2019

To help you prevent these types of errors in your practice, TMA has created a Technology and Patient Safety webpage that includes articles, interactive tools, manuals, and guidelines on how to make your electronic health record (EHR) technology safer. Use it to find information on contracting with EHR vendors, implementing or switching systems, and keeping your system secure.


CME From Around the State - 08/14/2019

Check out other CME offerings from around the state.


Improve Your Spiritual, Emotional, and Social Well-Being - 08/09/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has developed CME courses that will help you stay positive, let go of angry thoughts, and relieve stress and burnout.


Q&A: SeattleMamaDoc Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Headlines TexMed 2019 - 08/02/2019

Digital innovator, Seattle pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, will share her expertise at the May 17 opening general session at TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The title of Dr. Swanson’s talk: “How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship.” Her answer to that question: “Rapidly and at a pace that’s hard for us to keep up.”


Medicine Is Risky Business. TMA’s Free CME Can Help - 07/29/2019

Physicians and practices face a daily barrage of obstacles that can cost you time and money – from cyber theft of patient credit card data to overreach of personal boundaries with patients or colleagues. Don’t let these inherent risks affect your practice. Explore the Texas Medical Association’s free CME courses that focus on risk-reduction.


Prescribing Changes in Texas: Know What You Need to Know - 07/23/2019

By now you might know that state lawmakers recently passed a number of changes to how prescriptions for certain pain medications must be written and processed, as part of a larger effort to fight prescription fraud and abuse. TMA will outline what prescribers can expect as a result of these advocacy efforts in a free live webinar on July 31.


Improve Your Work-Life Balance with These Simple Steps - 07/01/2019

You’re a busy physician, so you might not always have time to take care of yourself as well as your patients. But taking care of yourself doesn’t just mean focusing on your physical well-being. Your mental, financial, and emotional fitness need to be looked after as well. The Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness can help you assess your work-life balance and determine your core values.


Why Strong Passwords Are Important - 05/30/2019

Passwords are an early line of defense in protecting your patient data and an easy fix to strengthening your protections.


Security Alert: Are Your Browsers Vulnerable to POODLE? - 05/30/2019

Many of us take for granted that if we’re diligent about keeping our systems current with the latest security updates, we’re protected from threats. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.


HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Patient Complaint? - 05/30/2019

The most common type of patient HIPAA complaint stems from interpersonal relationships and conflicts. Do you know what do if you receive a patient HIPAA complaint?


HIPAA Compliance Requires Continuous Monitoring - 05/30/2019

HIPAA security compliance means not only preventing compromised protected health information but also recognizing when it happens and being able to discover what went wrong.


20 Everyday HIPAA Tips(1) - 05/30/2019

The goal of HIPAA is to make sure the protected health information you are responsible for or come into contact with remains confidential, secure, and available when you need it. Here are basic steps every practice can take to help make this happen.


Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients? - 05/30/2019

Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients?


CME + Networking + Vacation = TexMed 2019 - 05/07/2019

TexMed 2019 is TMA’s largest annual conference, offering 80-plus hours of interdisciplinary CME programming across 23 tracks, as well as two general sessions.


TexMed 2019 Features 80-Plus Hours of Free CME - 05/01/2019

Renew your passion – for both your practice and the practice of medicine – this month at TexMed 2019, the Texas Medical Association’s largest annual conference. The two-day event features more than 80 hours of CME programming, including 23 specialty tracks and two general sessions.


TexMed 2019: Your Largest TMA Member Benefit - 04/25/2019

TexMed 2019 is the Texas Medical Association’s largest annual conference, where physician leaders from around the state conduct TMA business, network with other specialties, and attend interdisciplinary CME programs. Be a part of it May 17-18 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.


Learn To Make HIV Screenings A Routine Part of Your Practice - 03/21/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s new webinar HIV Screening: It’s Every Physician’s Job offers the latest screening techniques, and information on prevention with Pre/Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP). It includes tips on how you can get paid for screening your patients.


Free Webinar: Steps to Sell Your Practice - 03/04/2019

If you’re considering selling your practice, you probably have a lot of questions — and concerns. Well, good news: The Texas Medical Association's free webinar, Strategies for Exiting Your Medical Practice for Retirement, can help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the many considerations necessary to sell a practice.


Love Yourself and Your Patients With FREE CME This Month - 02/11/2019

Love is in the air this month, and the Texas Medical Association is reminding physicians to practice some self-care, too. Use the TMA Education Center to catch up on your continuing medical education (CME) credits, and prioritize your personal wellness, along with that of your patients.


Help Eliminate Patients’ Insurance Confusion - 02/06/2019

The Texas Medical Association has launched a comprehensive agenda for health insurance reform with the Texas Legislature. In the meantime, TMA is offering a new continuing medical education (CME) course to help you help your patients.


Section 1: Let Doctors Be Doctors - 02/01/2019

Stretched to the Limit: There came a moment when all the clicking on boxes, filling out forms, and waiting on hold was just too much for Houston internist Lisa Ehrlich, MD. The time and energy spent on all of these seemingly endless tasks meant she could not give nearly enough to her patients.


Check Out TMA’s Free, Online Patient Safety Course - 01/24/2019

It’s one of those hidden gems of TMA membership: a comprehensive online course to help you improve patient safety. It’s also a very good course. And thanks to the generous support of our friends at TMA Insurance Trust, Patient Safety and Medical Errors is free for members.


New Rules, Free CME: 2019 Medicare Payments - 12/18/2018

As you’ve probably seen, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its final 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program rule in November. TMA policy experts have analyzed the final Medicare rule and created a two-part webinar series to help practices get up to speed and in line with the latest CMS requirements.


Learn to Promote LARCs, Earn Free CME - 12/12/2018

The Texas Medical Association has developed a webinar to help Texas physicians overcome obstacles to prescribing LARCs.


Switching EHRs? Turn to TMA for Help - 12/06/2018

There are many things to consider when looking at a new EHR, including price, which functions suit your practice’s needs, and which vendors offer the right ones. If you’re considering switching to a new EHR, the Texas Medical Association has information and resources to help you make an informed decision.