Table of Contents: January 2012

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Volume No. 108, No. 1 – January 2012

COVER STORY  (pages 14-21)

Social Media Connects Physicians and Patients
TMA's new blog, MeAndMyDoctor, helps physicians communicate with their patients and their peers on vital health issues, both clinical and policy. It's another example of the growing power of social media and how physicians can use it to their advantage. By Crystal Conde


Gathering Clouds
Cloud computing has benefits, risks. By Crystal Conde


Making More Doctors
Legislature examines physician workforce. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH   (pages 39-44)

Keeping Lubbock Healthy
Medicine saves public health system. By Crystal Conde

MEDICAL ECONOMICS   (pages 45-48)

Better, Yet Flawed
CMS issues new ACO rules. By Ken Ortolon

QUALITY  (pages 49-53)

TMA Quality Experts
Council helps physicians be better doctors. By Ken Ortolon

ROUNDS(pages 7-12)

AMA Backs Texas Plan to Combat ICD-10
CMS Extends Medicare Revalidation Deadline
HIPAA-Compliant HIE Forms Coming
Anson Jones Awards Has a Category for You
TMA Offers Policies, Procedures Guide


Newsmakers  (page 9)
Deaths  (page 11)
Information for Authors
Profile  (page 56)

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