Jun 30, 2016, 19:22 PM
PA Department of Health Granted New Authority to Combat Hazardous Substances
On June 8, 2016, Governor Wolf signed Act 37 into law. Modeled after a federal law, part of Act 37 provides provides unprecedented authority to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to schedule substances on a temporary basis and quickly add substances in reaction to federal scheduling.
Jun 6, 2016, 11:05 AM
Legislation Creates New Requirements for Hospitals Regarding Caregivers for Patients
The "Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE)" Act requires hospitals to provide certain information to designated lay caregivers regarding patient care upon discharge from a hospital.
May 26, 2016, 18:44 PM
Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Statewide Implementation of Electronic Reporting of Death Records
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced its statewide rollout of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS).
May 6, 2016, 19:29 PM
Member Voice On End-of-Life Decisions: POLST Provides Peace of Mind
Guest blogger Leon Kraybill, MD, CMD, tells a personal story to show how POLST gives families comfort when making end-of-life decisions.
Apr 6, 2016, 19:39 PM
Member Opinion: Effective Telemedicine Requires Patient-First Policies
Guest blogger Bruce Brod, MD, writes that while telemedicine seems like one solution to the high cost of delivering medical care, it is important to remember that patient safety and quality of care must be the guiding principle.
Feb 23, 2016, 19:09 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Educate and Empathize With Your Lawmaker
PAMED member Martin Trichtinger, MD, shares why he has a passion for advocacy.
Jan 22, 2016, 19:27 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Give Lawmakers Solutions, Not Just Complaints
Pittsburgh area surgeon Amelia Pare, MD, FACS, provides advice to physicians on building better relationships with their lawmakers.
Jan 15, 2016, 19:12 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Follow the 3 ‘Rs’
Marilyn Heine, MD, FACP, FACEP, explains why she has a passion for advocacy and how physicians can more effectively advocate for their profession and their patients.
Sep 4, 2015, 13:03 PM
What Pennsylvania Physicians Should Know About the New Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Regulation
On July 9, 2015, IRRC approved the State Board of Pharmacy’s regulation, implementing the 2010 amendment to the Pharmacy Act, for the Collaborative Management of Drug Therapy.
Jul 3, 2015, 13:20 PM
Is Retirement Calling You? A Few Things to Consider
Tips from PAMED's Angela Boateng, JD, on the steps physicians should consider in order to retire from practice.
Aug 18, 2014, 13:23 PM
What Should Happen to Medical Records When Physicians Leave Practice?
Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve shared with former patients in search of their medical records after their physicians has passed away or retired.
Jul 4, 2014, 13:46 PM
It’s Important for Physicians to Know Obligations for Elder Abuse Reporting
Pennsylvania passed a number of child abuse laws in 2014. And, rightfully so. There is, however, another vulnerable population that often does not get a lot of attention: our older adult population.