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2014-02-25 23:29:35

Health care organization for physician executives cites flexibility, ease of use, reliability and security as top reasons for choosing Protech’s cloud-based association management software and Cetrom’s cloud management services Columbia, MD and Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM and Cetrom Information Technology,...

2013-07-08 08:27:31

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitals began acquiring physician's practices, many believed that integrating physicians under one roof would reduce costs by increasing efficiency and streamlining patient care. But a new online poll conducted by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) shows the move toward physician integration may be actually driving up costs. The findings echo results of a recent report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission that...

2013-07-05 08:22:23

TAMPA, Fla., July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced its support for the new health IT safety plan released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aimed at eliminating medical errors, protecting patients and improving the quality and safety of care. "Technology is a key asset in our ongoing mission to improve patient safety and reduce harm," said Peter Angood, MD, ACPE's CEO. "This new plan from HHS represents a...

2013-04-30 08:35:22

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced the selection of the new members and officers of the 2013-14 board of directors, including the appointment of Mark Werner, MD, CPE, FACPE, as ACPE president and chairman of the board. Also selected as officers are Lynn Helmer, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, FACPE, who will serve as vice-president, and John Keats, MD, CPE, FACOG, FACE, secretary-treasurer. New board members are William R....

2013-04-26 08:24:37

TAMPA, Fla., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is pleased to announce the selection of Brigham and Women's Hospital as the winner of the 2013 Leape Ahead Award. In 2009, the Boston hospital launched a Management Leadership Track that provides exceptional educational experiences at the postgraduate level for physicians with an interest in management or business. Judges on the Leape Ahead Selection Committee said the program embodies the spirit...

2013-03-26 08:25:57

TAMPA, Fla., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than 50 percent of the students enrolled in medical school are now women, the number who go on to hold top-tier leadership positions in medicine remains at about 16 percent. A new book published by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) highlights the challenges women face when navigating the difficult world of health care leadership. Called Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management, the book offers profiles...

2013-03-12 08:30:01

TAMPA, Fla., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From a drop in Medicare reimbursement to scaled-back funding for research and training programs, a majority of physician leaders say their organizations will be affected by the budget cuts caused by sequestration, according to a poll conducted by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). The online poll, which was sent via email to about 11,000 physician leaders, drew 567 responses. Of those, 58 percent said the sequestration...

2013-03-07 08:29:58

TAMPA, Fla., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced its support for research identifying the top 10 patient safety strategies that can be implemented immediately by hospitals. The research, conducted by RAND Corp. and supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. For more than four years, researchers looked at threats to patient harm, determined how they...

2013-02-21 08:29:23

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors yelling at nurses. Nurses berating underlings. And a system woefully unprepared to deal with the damage. Despite the best efforts of many, disruptive behavior is still a common and pervasive problem throughout the health care industry. To counteract this, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) released a new book to help physician leaders identify and eliminate disruptive behavior. Called Taming Disruptive Behavior, the...

2013-01-16 08:30:08

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Google a physician's name and you're likely to come up with a dozen consumer websites that claim to rate doctors. But a new survey found that physician leaders view online physician ratings as inaccurate, unreliable and not widely used among patients. The survey found that physicians much prefer internal organizational ratings based on actual performance, as opposed to the consumer websites that many physicians consider to be nothing more than...