Table of Contents: April 2016

Texas Medicine Logo

Volume 112, Number 4 — April 2016 

COVER STORY (pages 22-29)

Playing Catch-Up
Physicians say new funding and a streamlined state approach to women's health could improve access to screenings and family planning services for low-income women and girls. But attracting private practice physicians to the programs could be challenging. By Joey Berlin

EDUCATION (pages 31-36)

Life After Residency
Many residents don't receive any formal business training. The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School created a crash course to teach residents some of the business and job-hunting basics they'll need. By Amy Lynn Sorrel


Putting the "Meaning" in Meaningful Use
Physicians and groups have begun mining their electronic health record data to improve patient care and to predict which patients will need certain types of health care services in the future. By Joey Berlin

PROFILE (pages 43-49)

Transparency: Disruptive Innovation
Get to know the two prestigious speakers TMA has secured to headline the TexMed 2016 General Session: Marty A. Makary, MD, and Mark G. Dotzour, PhD. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

LAW (pages 51-57) 

Seeking Invalidation
Teladoc's lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board claims TMB rules that require telemedicine physicians to conduct a physical patient examination to establish a proper patient-physician relationship are not immune from an antitrust challenge. By Joey Berlin

QUALITY (pages 59-63)

Quality Made Easier
Medicare and private payers have unveiled the first set of standardized quality measures. Could it be a sign they are finally following through on their promise to simplify complex quality metrics? By Amy Lynn Sorrel


Fact (page 7)
Focus On: White Coats (pages 8-9)
Commentary: The Evolving Patient-Physician Relationship By Lawrence F. Buxton, MD (page 11)
Rounds (pages 13-21)
Newsmakers (page 18)
Deaths (page 20)
Author Guidelines (page 58)
Tip (page 64)

Texas Medicine Main Page
Texas Medicine Back Issues