Transform the Healthcare System to Increase Joy in Medicine

Harris Berman, MD, (Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine) and Steven Adelman, MD, will be presenting on the topic of “Transform the Healthcare System to Increase Joy in Medicine !at ICPH 2016 in September.

E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Ground Beef

Beef cowThe NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 27, regarding E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with consumption of locally sourced New Hampshire ground beef.

Read the full DHHS Health Alert

Volunteers Needed for Legislative Study Committees

October 5, 2016

NH state sealThe Board of Medicine has asked NHMS to help them find physicians, and a physician assistant, interested in serving on legislative  committees/commissions.

If you are interested in serving, please contact James.Potter@nhms.org

Sept. 7: Public Hearing on Proposed Opioid Rules Changes

August 2, 2016

The public hearing on the proposed opioid rules changes, originally scheduled for Aug. 12, has been postponed to September 7, 2016 at 8:30 am at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Public comments will be accepted until the end of the public hearing, so if you cannot attend please send comments/concerns to janet.monahan@nhms.org.

NH PDMP Trainings: Aug. 3, 4, 5

July 19, 2016

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in collaboration with Health Information Designs (HID) is conducting a series of trainings on RxSentry, the electronic prescription drug monitoring database used by the NH PDMP.

This training will provide you with information for accessing patient information, accessing your prescriber history, and linking delegate accounts among other helpful tips.

The following is the schedule of training sessions:

"We deserve better than this."

July 18, 2016

The Republican National Convention starts today, and I find myself in a difficult position. I feel compelled to make some statements about the state of our Union; at the same time appropriately constrained by a need to remain nonpartisan in the role I am honored to fill as the president of the New Hampshire Medical Society. My son tells me I am a bleeding heart liberal. I accept that categorization, as opposed as I am to name calling and labeling. I am not, however, a flaming liberal; the difference being that a flaming liberal puts a lot of provocative bumper stickers on his/her car. I mention the above only to indicate the great restraint I am now exercising. 

A Cure for Physician Burnout

July 13, 2016

I was able to get away last week to spend some time in Maine with family and friends. Beautiful weather in a beautiful state, and of course my favorite people. Now perhaps the part of the trip that stands out more prominently in my memory is the fact that the striped bass have finally arrived in our part of the Gulf of Maine (Casco Bay).

A thank you to the new EVP

July 6, 2016

The Executive Council met last week, including members of the search committee that identified Jim Potter as our new Executive Vice President.

An excellent Council meeting

June 15, 2016

The Medical Society had an excellent meeting this past Wednesday.  Before the council meeting we reviewed our annual budget audit with the finance committee (we are in good shape), followed by an excellent discussion, led by Seddon Savage, MD, about making training for MAT (medication-assisted therapy) for those suffering from opioid addiction more easily accessible for NH physicians.

Possible Contamination of Liquid Docusate

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 13, regarding possible contamination of liquid docusate.

CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia complex (also known as "B. cepacia complex"), possibly linked to liquid docusate use. New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating a possible case in NH.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) recommends that healthcare providers and laboratories:

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