November 2017

Physician Education Express - Central Stimulus


Central Stimuli is needed to evaluate the patient’s brain function with a decreased level of consciousness (i.e. those in a stupor or comatose state). 

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Physician Education Express: Palliative Care

Palliative Care, and the medical subspecialty of palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. The focus is on providing relief from symptoms and stress from the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family.

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November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month


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Fourth Annual IU Health North Central Region Fall Primary Care Conference: Topics in Obesity and Obesity Surgery for Primary Care Providers

Participants in the Fourth Annual IU Health North Central Region Fall Primary Care Conference will learn about:

•Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (Dr. Naga Chalasani)
•New therapeutic approaches to the management of obstructive sleep apnea (Dr. Shalini Manchanda, Dr. Noah Parker)
•Speaking to patients about weight loss: the dietician’s perspective (Alvin Furiya, RD)
•Obesity and nonsurgical weight loss therapy (Dr. Ashley Gilmore)
•Bariatric surgery – It starts with a conversation (Dr. Jennifer Choi)
•Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery (Dr. Annabelle Butler)

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
            Registration: 7:30 am - 8:00 am
            Conference: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: IU Health North Hospital Learning Center
             116th & Meridian (US31); Carmel
Who: Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine Physicians, NP’s, PA’s IU Health and non-IU Health providers are welcome
Cost: Includes light breakfast and lunch Physicians/Advanced Practice Providers - $100 Students - $25

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Orthopedic CME Seminar: Hip & Knee Replacement for Providers/Physicians - December 2nd at IU Health Saxony

AHA study: Rising regulatory burden forces caregivers to push paper rather than treating patients

AHA News

Hospitals, health systems and post-acute care providers spend nearly $39 billion a year on administrative activities related to regulatory compliance, according to a study released yesterday by the AHA.

The average-sized hospital spends $7.6 million annually to comply with federal regulations, equal to $1,200 every time a patient is admitted, and dedicates 59 full-time equivalents to the task, more than one-quarter of whom are health professionals who would otherwise be caring for patients, the study found.

 “There is growing frustration for those on the front lines providing care in a system that often forces them to spend more time pushing paper rather than treating patients,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Too often, these regulatory requirements seem detached from good and efficient patient care. The regulatory burden is substantial and unsustainable, and reducing the administrative complexity of health care would allow providers to spend more time on patients, not paperwork.”

Joining AHA leaders for a Capitol Hill briefing today on the study, and how Congress and the administration could immediately ease the regulatory burden, were Andrew Thomas, M.D., chief medical officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Katie Boston-Leary, president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders and chief nursing officer at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD; and Mark Hayes, senior vice president of federal policy and advocacy for Ascension.

To access the study, and infographics on the key findings, visit


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