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Embracing Patient Care Data to Improve Outcomes and Your Bottom Line

Friday, Oct. 13, 8-9 a.m. (1 CME credit available)
Under MACRA, your quality data for 2017 will directly impact your reimbursement in 2019. Discover strategies to improve outcomes and efficiencies and reduce costs.

This session will use small group discussions and case studies, incorporating data from public health records, claims, registries, prescribing practices, or EHRs to teach about health informatics and using the data to improve the quality and safety of care.

  • Utilize local measurement of clinical outcomes to better define the value of health care delivery.
  • Identify strategies to gather data, interpret it and use it in local clinical care settings to improve patient care.

Community Threat Readiness: Preparing Physicians to Lead Before, During, and After

Friday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (6.75 CME credits available)

If tragedy, disaster, or terrorism strikes your community, are you willing to leave critical decisions that may impact your family, patients, and community in the hands of others?

Before, during, and after a crisis, communities often look to local physicians as leaders. Lead conversations in your community. Find your role. Go beyond the drill.

This full day workshop is designed to prepare physicians from all specialties and practice environments to be thought leaders for emergency readiness, recovery and resilience in their community and professional practice environment, and to manage the public in emergency situations.

  • Identify state and county emergency preparedness resources and plans applicable to your community.
  • Consider curriculum, design, and your local demographics and culture as you explore opportunities to engage in practical, relevant community training programs such as Naloxone, AEDs, poison control, Epi-pens, and the American College of Surgeon's Stop the Bleed program.
  • Outline your emergency preparedness leadership role - create a list of the potential resource recommendations and conversations you can initiate with community leaders, collaborations you can build with community partners, and skill-building trainings you can help organize for your community or place of practice.
  • Assess opportunities to utilize the public in the critical moments during and after a threat.

Workshop includes:

  • Skill-building practice exercises
  • Mock Crisis
  • Keynote – Ebola: Lessons Learned at Emory
  • Featured session - Disaster Strategy: Leading Your Community to
  • Prepare For and Overcome the Worst Case Scenarios

Lunch and Learn: Care Centered Collaborative Update: Products & Services

Friday, Oct. 13, 1-2 p.m.

MACRA and the required Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting can be confusing and time consuming. The good news is, you don't have to do it alone. Learn how PAMED's new Care Centered Collaborative can help you avoid a penalty and earn a bonus.

Opioid Crisis

Friday, Oct. 13, 1-2  p.m.

Join John Gallagher, MD, chair of PAMED's Opioid Advisory Task Force, as we discuss physicians' role in managing the opioid crisis, as well as the state and county medical society response.

Lunch and Learn: Stop the Bleed Certification Program

Earn your Stop the Bleed certification via a poster board knowledge session and a demonstration of skill proficiency.

Medical Student Poster Presentations

Friday, Oct. 13, 8-10 p.m.

Students from Pennsylvania medical schools will display their research in this first annual event. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place presentations at the event.

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Medical Student Health Care Debates

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon (1.5 CME credits available)

Listen, learn, and participate as teams address public health challenges during our medical student debates. Students from Pennsylvania's medical schools research and debate the clinical, sociological, or environmental factors that positively and negatively contribute to three public health challenges impacting patient care/outcomes in Pennsylvania.

Following the team presentations, the audience will engage in a Q&A session with the student panelists and discuss the relevance to current care recommendations. At the conclusion of each debate, participants vote for the team that provided the most evidence to support its position. 

  • Evaluate clinical, sociological, and environmental factors presented by medical student debate teams
  • Assess recommended treatment and management strategies for applicability and incorporation into current practice. 

Your Legacy - Ways to Ensure Your Financial Health and Support Your Favorite Charity

Saturday, Oct. 14, 12:45-1:45 p.m.

You can have your cake and eat it too! Join us for this free informational session presented by The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. 

Note: Registration for this session is full.

The Governance Experience: PAMED House of Delegates Reference Committees

Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m.

Sit in on Reference Committee discussions and engage in the decision-making process during PAMED’s House of Delegates annual business meeting, held in conjunction with the Annual Education Conference. Discover how PAMED delegates are helping to shape the future of medicine in Pennsylvania.

Evaluating Scientific Research: Resident and Fellow Poster Reviews

Saturday, Oct. 14, 4-5  p.m. (1 CME credit available)

Evaluate research as you visit with up-and-coming physicians during the Resident and Fellows Poster Review session. Assess new avenues of research, techniques and approaches, or best practices in the interdisciplinary team management of patients.

Identify the applicability to your clinical practice and PA health care and opportunities to incorporate the data into your practice of medicine to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

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  • Assess new clinical research and patient care treatment/management strategies.
  • Apply new information and strategies in practice.



The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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