Table of Contents: November 2010

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Volume 106, Issue No. 11 – November 2010

COVER STORY (pages 14-23)

What Does "Meaningful Use" Mean?
Physicians are scrambling to determine what the final rules on "meaningful use" of electronic medical records (EMRs) mean for their practices. Fortunately, Texas has four regional extension centers to help physicians with on-site services, technical assistance, guidance, and ongoing support to select, implement, or upgrade EMRs in their practices. By Crystal Conde


Where's the Value?
Value-based purchasing is harmful. By Ken Ortolon

LAW (pages 31-35)

Death and the TMB
Follow the law or pay a $500 fine. By Crystal Conde 


Sick and Tired
New standards limit resident work hours. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 43-47)

Shot or Not Shot?
Adult ImmTrac would know. By Crystal Conde


Follow the Law
TMA helps meet employment rules. By Crystal Conde

ROUNDS (pages 7-13)

TCR Features Valuable Physician Resources
TMA Brief Supports Physician Hospital Ownership
State Gets Child Restraint Funds
Medicare to Cover Smoking Cessation
Stay Informed With the TMA Mobile App
The Best of Herb Fred, MD, and The Book of Five Rings
Survive and Rhrive

JOURNAL (page 55)

Disparities in Diabetes Management by Race or Ethnicity in a Primary Care Clinic in Central Texas (abstract) (full text)

By Samuel N. Forjuoh, MD, DrPH; Jane N. Bolin, RN, JD, PhD; Manisha Gupta, MD, MPH; Charles Huber, PhD; Janet W. Helduser, MA; Sonia Holleman, BS; Anne Robertson; and Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH


Newsmakers (page 8)
Deaths (page 10)
Information for Authors(page 54)
Portrait (page 56)

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