Table of Contents: November 2010

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Volume 106, Issue No. 11 – November 2010


COVER STORY (pages 14-23)

What Does "Meaningful Use" Mean?
Physicians are scrambling to determine what the final rules on "meaningful use" of electronic medical records (EMRs) mean for their practices. Fortunately, Texas has four regional extension centers to help physicians with on-site services, technical assistance, guidance, and ongoing support to select, implement, or upgrade EMRs in their practices. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 25-28)

Where's the Value?
Value-based purchasing is harmful. By Ken Ortolon


LAW (pages 31-35)

Death and the TMB
Follow the law or pay a $500 fine. By Crystal Conde 


MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 37-41)

Sick and Tired
New standards limit resident work hours. By Ken Ortolon


PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 43-47)

Shot or Not Shot?
Adult ImmTrac would know. By Crystal Conde


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Follow the Law
TMA helps meet employment rules. By Crystal Conde


ROUNDS (pages 7-13)

TCR Features Valuable Physician Resources
TMA Brief Supports Physician Hospital Ownership
State Gets Child Restraint Funds
Medicare to Cover Smoking Cessation
Stay Informed With the TMA Mobile App
The Best of Herb Fred, MD, and The Book of Five Rings
Survive and Rhrive


JOURNAL (page 55)

Disparities in Diabetes Management by Race or Ethnicity in a Primary Care Clinic in Central Texas (abstract) (full text)

By Samuel N. Forjuoh, MD, DrPH; Jane N. Bolin, RN, JD, PhD; Manisha Gupta, MD, MPH; Charles Huber, PhD; Janet W. Helduser, MA; Sonia Holleman, BS; Anne Robertson; and Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH


DEPARTMENTS 

Newsmakers (page 8)
Deaths (page 10)
Information for Authors(page 54)
Portrait (page 56)


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