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October 1, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Society for Vascular Surgery
National News
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is working on a new initiative designed to address EHR burdens experienced by physicians.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members on the CARES Act Provider Relief for COVID-19.
Measuring such things as time spent on documentation and prescriptions can help to establish a baseline for future improvement.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.
Practicing self-care and reaching out for help when necessary are important ways to address the problem of physician burnout.
Editor's note: Considering the current environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of APMA's physician well-being resources at     
Some smaller, independent practices hit hard by the pandemic are concerned about the potential impact of a second surge.
Editor's note: Watch a webinar on how your practice can survive COVID-19.
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A few simple tips can help make video interactions with patients go more smoothly.
Tips from a recent survey of physicians include avoiding micromanaging staff and fostering a team mentality.
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What Patients are Reading
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain upon waking.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s past public education campaign on plantar fasciitis. The suite of member materials includes a tip-sheet and much more.
A podiatrist is an important part of the care team for patients with diabetes.
Using toenail clippers incorrectly can lead to a number of potential problems.
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An effective due diligence process requires a thorough and systematic approach.
The survey of hospital executives also indicated that adoption of electronic health records has increased during the pandemic.
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Disclaimer: Stories from sources other than APMA do not necessarily reflect APMA positions or policies. APMA does not endorse these stories. This content appears in the News Brief to enhance members' understanding of how media coverage shapes perceptions of podiatric medicine, and to educate members about what their patients, legislators and other healthcare professionals are seeing in the media.



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