By David Doolittle
I have good news and bad news for you.
I’ll give you both at the same time: Starting in January, you will no longer receive Action every two weeks. In fact, TMA is doing away with most of our regularly scheduled email newsletters.
Why is that?
Well, it’s all part of major changes TMA is making to three of our publications — the magazine, website, and emails — so we can get information that’s important to you as quickly as absolutely possible.
You can read all about the changes to the magazine in the December issue, and you’ll be able to see them for yourself starting in January.
In this space, though, I’d like to tell you about the changes we’ve made to our website and newsletters.
If you didn’t know, TMA has published a variety of newsletters on a regular basis targeted to specific member interests. These would be published daily, twice-monthly, monthly, and once a quarter.
Starting Jan. 2, you can kiss those goodbye.
Instead, TMA will begin sending you emails Monday through Friday afternoons that consist of the latest stories published on our website, www.texmed.org.
Most importantly, you’ll be able to control the types of stories you’ll receive. Basically, only the types of stories you wish to read will be sent to you daily. Just log into the TMA website and manage your preferences in your profile.
Only interested in stories specific to young physicians? Manage that in your preferences.
Want only legislative news or legal stories? Specify that in your preferences.
Do you want only to receive practice management tips? You get the idea.
All of these stories will live on our revamped Texas Medicine webpage, which will feature the most recent and important stories as well as links to other news, videos, information, and blog posts. That page is scheduled to go live Jan. 2, 2018.
If you’ve got any questions about all of this, let me know directly by calling (512) 370-1385 or emailing David Doolittle.
Action, Dec. 1, 2017