Stories from Texas Medicine, April 2016

Life After Residency - 12/05/2016

Many residents don't receive any formal business training. The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School created a crash course to teach residents some of the business and job-hunting basics they'll need.


Seeking Invalidation - 07/28/2016

Teladoc's lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board claims TMB rules that require telemedicine physicians to conduct a physical patient examination to establish a proper patient-physician relationship are not immune from an antitrust challenge.


Quality Made Easier - 05/25/2016

Medicare and private payers' unveiling of the first set of standardized quality measures could be a sign they are finally following through on their promise to simplify what physicians describe as a deluge of redundant quality metrics in the complex web woven by today's pay-for-performance programs.


Transparency: Disruptive Innovation - 05/25/2016

Get to know the two prestigious speakers TMA has secured to headline the TexMed 2016 General Session: Marty A. Makary, MD, and Mark G. Dotzour, PhD.


Putting the Meaning in Meaningful Use - 05/25/2016

Physicians and groups have begun mining their electronic health record data to improve patient care and to predict which patients will need certain types of health care services in the future.


Playing Catch-Up - 05/25/2016

Physicians say new funding and a streamlined state approach to women's health could improve access to screenings and family planning services for low-income women and girls. But attracting private practice physicians to the programs could be challenging.