2017 New Hampshire Physician Opinion Survey

August 18, 2017
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2017 New Hampshire Physician Opinion Survey
Identifying the Leading Concerns of Granite State Physicians
 

Does your NH medical license expire 6-30-18?

August 30, 2017 (updated October 10, 2017)

To: All physicians with licenses expiring June 30, 2018 

Re: CME Reporting 

It is almost time to report your 2016-2017 Continuing Medical Education. 

As a condition of relicensure, ALL physicians must report biennially the type and amount of Continuing Medical Education credits obtained within the two calendar-year cycle.  

NH Medical Society One of Over 70 Groups Calling for MOC Reform

August 29, 2017 

The New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) is one of more than 70 state and national specialty physician organizations that signed a letter sent to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to express physicians’ concerns surrounding maintenance of certification (MOC) process. 

The letter questions the usefulness of the high-stakes MOC exam, the exorbitant costs of the MOC process, and the lack of transparent communication from the certifying boards have led to damaging the MOC brand and value of recertification. 

Missed Opportunities

ice creamAugust 30, 2017

The worst day of the summer arrived last Friday night. The Dover Delite ice cream stand closed for the season. Every day I ride my bike past the stand and think “I should stop soon to treat myself.” I always say - “tomorrow I'll think about it”, “ice cream makes my stomach hurt”, and “it's not necessary” to talk myself out of it. But seeing the place actually closed, made me want it more. I missed my opportunity. 

Survey on Physician Leadership

August 16, 2017

In early August and early this morning, you should have received an email with yet another survey on physician leadership. It came from us here at NHMS. We are designing our Physician Leadership Program and need your input to help build a New Hampshire specific curriculum and system.

Even if you do not have aspirations to be an administrator, being a physician is a natural leadership role that has minimal formal training in medical school and residency for most physicians. But many people look to you to help solve problems that may be related to your practice, issues at the hospital, or for the community. It would be good to have some exposure and education on leadership skills like managing a difficult conversation, understanding a balance sheet, and changing management, right?

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Recycled Pressboard Folders Available

August 23, 2017

NHMS is cleaning out its files and will soon have a large number of ACCO recycled pressboard folders available. If you or someone you know would be interested in giving them a new home please let us know.

Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus in NH

NH DPHS Health AlertsOn August 18, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding a human case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JVC) in New Hampshire.

Key Points and Recommendations:

  1. New Hampshire’s first human infection with Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in 2017 has been identified. JCV is an uncommon arboviral infection that is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Youth/Young Adult SUD Provider Input Needed

August 10, 2017

Youth/Young Adult Assessment

If you are a provider of substance use disorder treatment and/or recovery support services for youth (12-17) and/or young adults (18-25) in NH, your participation  is requested in a vital assessment to inform the creation of a youth-focused workforce development plan for New Hampshire’s substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services system.

West Nile Virus Identified in Mosquito Batches in Manchester, NH

NH DPHS logoOn August 8, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding the identification of West Nile Virus in mosquito batches in Manchester, NH. 

Key Points and Recommendations:

  1. The first detections of West Nile Virus (WNV) in New Hampshire for 2017 have occurred in two mosquito batches from Manchester, NH.
  2. Healthcare providers should consider mosquito-borne diseases, including WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), in patients presenting with compatible clinical syndromes regardless of the presence or absence of positive mosquito or veterinary testing in their community.

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