april 2016 | physician magazine

Download April 2016 | Physician Magazine

If you can't read please download the document

Post on 27-Jul-2016

219 views

Category:

Documents

4 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

 

TRANSCRIPT

  • APRIL 2016

    A PUBLICATION OF PNNwww.PhysiciansNewsNetwork.com

    O F F I C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E L O S A N G E L E S C O U N T Y M E D I C A L A S S O C I AT I O N

    C O N N E C T E D C A R E | T E L E H E A L T H A P P S D A T A S H A R I N G

    O

    FF

    I

    CI A

    L PU B L I C

    AT

    IO

    N

    OF

    FI

    CIAL PUBL

    IC

    AT

    IO

    N

    LACMA WELCOMES NEW CEO

    Gustavo Friederichsen

  • 2354703_17259

    8.375x10.875

    4c

    wellsfargo.com 2016 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. (2354703_17259)

    Taking your business from plans to profitsWhen youre ready to build on your achievements, our trusted bankers are ready to support your personal and professional goals. Our business bankers live and work in your community and know that good relationships make us all stronger. Withour customized tools and services, we may help you growyour enterprise and build a legacy of wealth and success.

    2354703_17259 8.375x10.875 4c.indd 1 3/17/16 1:40 AM

  • APRIL 2016 | W W W. P H YS I C I A N S N E W S N E T WO R K .COM 1

    Volume 147 Issue 4

    APRIL 2016 | TABLE OF C

    ON

    TENTS

    COVER STORY

    10 LACMA Welcomes New CEO Gustavo Friederichsen LACMAs new CEO, Gustavo Friederichsen, vows to make LACMA relevant and valuable again. Starting with his 100-day action plan, Friederichsen outlines the steps that will provide the platform for LACMAs new model.

    FEATURE | CONNECTED CARE

    6 Heed Those EHR Alerts14 CONNECTED CARE: Telehealth | Interoperability | Apps20 UC Health Commits to Improved Data Sharing22 New Physician Report Card Offers Side-by-Side Comparisons of Cost, Quality Ratings

    FROM YOUR ASSOCIATION

    4 Presidents Letter | Peter Richman, MD

    24 United We Stand | At Work for You

    20

    Physician Magazine (ISSN 1533-9254) is published monthly by LACMA Services Inc. (a subsidiary of the Los Angeles County Medical Association) at 801 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 425, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Periodicals Postage Paid at Los Angeles, California, and at additional mailing offices. Volume 143, No. 04 Copyright 2012 by LACMA Services Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Physician Magazine,801 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 425, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Advertising rates and information sent upon request.

    14

    COVER PHOTO: CRAIG KERSTETTER | 619-813-3362 | WWW.CKFLASHBACK.COM

    O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E L O S A N G E L E S C O U N T Y M E D I C A L A S S O C I A T I O N

  • SUBSCRIPTIONSMembers of the Los Angeles County Medical Association: Physician Magazine is a benefit of your membership. Additional copies and back issues: $3 each. Nonmember subscriptions: $39 per year. Single copies: $5. To order or renew a subscription, make your check payable to Physician Magazine, 801 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 425, Los Angeles, CA 90017. To inform us of a delivery problem, call 213-683-9900. Acceptance of advertising in Physician Magazine in no way constitutes approval or endorsement by LACMA Services Inc. The Los Angeles County Medical Association reserves the right to reject any advertising. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and not necessarily those of Physician Magazine, LACMA Services Inc. or the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Physician Magazine reserves the right to edit all contributions for clarity and length, as well as to reject any material submitted. PM is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts.

    The Los Angeles County Medi-

    cal Association is a profes-

    sional association representing

    physicians from every medical

    specialty and practice setting

    as well as medical students,

    interns and residents. For more

    than 100 years, LACMA has

    been at the forefront of cur-

    rent medicine, ensuring that its

    members are represented in the

    areas of public policy, govern-

    ment relations and community

    relations. Through its advocacy

    efforts in both Los Angeles

    County and with the statewide

    California Medical Association,

    your physician leaders and staff

    strive toward a common goal

    that you might spend more time

    treating your patients and less

    time worrying about the chal-

    lenges of managing a practice.

    LACMAs Board of Directors consists of a group of 30 dedicated physicians who are working hard to uphold your rights and the rights of your patients. They always welcome hearing your comments and concerns. You can contact them by emailing or calling Lisa Le, Director of Governance, at lisa@lacmanet.org or 213-226-0304.

    EDITOR

    DISPLAY AD SALES / DIRECTOR OF SALESCLASSIFIED AD SALES

    EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

    PRESIDENT PRESIDENT-ELECT

    TREASURER SECRETARY

    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

    CMA TRUSTEEALTERNATE RESIDENT/FELLOW COUNCILOR

    COUNCILOR SSGPF COUNCILOR DISTRICT 9

    CMA TRUSTEE COUNCILOR

    COUNCILOR DISTRICT 2COUNCILOR-AT-LARGE

    ETHNIC PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE REPCOUNCILOR DISTRICT 1

    COUNCILOR DISTRICT 17COUNCILOR DISTRICT 14

    COUNCILOR USCCOUNCILOR DISTRICT 7 COUNCILOR DISTRICT 6

    COUNCILOR-AT-LARGE COUNCILOR ALLIED PHYSICIANS

    COUNCILOR-AT-LARGECOUNCILOR DISTRICT 3

    COUNCILOR DISTRICT 10MEDICAL STUDENT COUNCILOR/USC

    COUNCILOR SCPMG RESIDENT/FELLOW COUNCILORYOUNG PHYSICIAN COUNCILOR

    COUNCILOR-AT-LARGECOUNCILOR SSGPF

    ALT. MEDICAL STUDENT COUNCILOR/UCLACOUNCILOR-AT-LARGE

    CHAIR OF LACMA DELEGATION

    Sheri Carr 858.226.7647 | sheri@physiciansnewsnetwork.com

    ADVERTISING SALES

    Christina Correia 213.226.0325 | christinac@lacmanet.orgDari Pebdani 858.231.1231 | dpebdani@gmail.comDavid H. Aizuss, MD Troy Elander, MD Thomas Horowitz, DO Robert J. Rogers, MD

    HEADQUARTERS

    Physicians News NetworkLos Angeles County Medical Association801 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 425Los Angeles, CA 90017Tel 213.683.9900 | Fax 213.226.0350www.physiciansnewsnetwork.com

    LACMA OFFICERS Peter Richman, MDVito Imbasciani, MDWilliam Averill, MDRichard Baker, MDPedram Salimpour, MD

    LACMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    David Aizuss, MDErik Berg, MDRobert Bitonte, MDStephanie Booth, MDJack Chou, MDTroy Elander, MDHilary Fausett, MDSamuel Fink, MDHector Flores, MDC. Freeman, MDSidney Gold, MDJinha Park, MDStephanie Hall, MDDavid Hopp, MDKambiz Kosari, MDSion Roy, MDPaul Liu, MDMaria Lymberis, MDPhilip Hill, MDNassim Moradi, MDVamsi AribindiAshish Parekh, MDJerry Abraham, MDPo-Yin Samuel Huang, MDMichael Sanchez, MDHeather Silverman, MDAnnie WangNhat Tran, MDFred Ziel, MD

  • Success.

    Prepare for Value-Based Compensation with CAPs Free Guide

    Since 1977, the Cooperative of American Physicians

    (CAP) has provided superior medical professional

    liability coverage and valuable risk and practice

    management programs to Californias finest

    physicians through its Mutual Protection Trust (MPT).

    As a physician-directed organization, we understand

    the realities of running a medical practice, and we

    are committed to supporting you with a range of

    valuable programs and services. These include a

    24-hour adverse outcomes hotline, HR support,

    EHR consultation, a group purchasing program,

    and payment and reimbursement education and

    support, to name a few.

    As payers move toward a more value-focused model

    of reimbursement, your practices revenue stream

    may soon be tied entirely to clinical outcomes and

    patient experience.

    CAPs Physicians Action Guide to Value-Based Compensation

    is replete with valuable information and tips to help you

    stay ahead of the VBC curve and attain fair and prompt

    reimbursement from public and private payers.

    Its what Californias finest physicians strive for. . .and what CAP can help you achieve.

    Request your free electronic or hard copy today!800-356-5672 | CAPphysicians.com/Value

  • 4 P H YS I C I A N M AG A Z I N E | APRIL 2016

    OVER THE NEX T FEW MONTHS , I am going to use the prerogative of the presidency to discuss topics that I find interesting or thought-provoking.

    In March I attended a forum at UCLA at which innovations in the field of medicine were discussed. One presenter spoke about genetic profiling for disease prediction. I am going to write about the lure of big data.

    During my residency, paper chart reviews were time-consuming, especially in data collection. Computers aided only in the statistical analysis. As data storage devices improved, more data was accessible for analysis, but it was still entered manually into the computer.

    At first this amount overwhelmed a single computer. The Internet tied multiple computers to-gether, allowing for parallel processing and decreasing analytic time. With computer processors now

    doubling their speed every 24 months (Moores Law), large databases can be ana-lyzed in multiple ways by a single computer. With electronic medical records, data is being entered automatically.

    With hospital and clinics sharing databases, vast amounts of information are being accumulated. This is a veritable treasure trove to be sliced and diced for statistical significance requiring large numerators. Trends may be observed, which then require more in-depth research. We will learn better ways of disease detec-tion and management.

    The Human Genome P