Table of Contents: August 2016

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Volume 112, Number 8 — August 2016

COVER STORY (pages 24-31)

Zika: Fighting a Potential Epidemic
As Zika became an emerging threat, Texas scrambled to coordinate a prevention-and-response strategy against potential local transmission. TMA urged lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to agree on a funding package to combat the spread of Zika. By Joey Berlin

PROFILE (pages 33-39)

Team Player
Stuart D. Flynn, MD, is the inaugural dean of the new Fort Worth allopathic medical school, a partnership of The University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas Christian University. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

EDUCATION (pages 41-45)

GME Milestone  
The 2015 legislature more than tripled 2013 GME monies under an expansion initiative to help doctors-in-training enter the workforce. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

TECHNOLOGY (pages 47-52)

Safety First
Electronic health record errors have prompted calls from TMA and AMA to create a federal HIT safety center. By Joey Berlin


The Rise of Ransomware
As more cyber criminals make records-for-ransom demands, physicians need to be more vigilant than ever against ransomware attacks. By Joey Berlin 

LAW (pages 59-63)

Rude Awakening
TMA fights to keep sleep apnea diagnosis and screening within the scope of practice for physicians. By Joey Berlin 


Fact (page 7)
Focus On: Cyber security (pages 8-9)
Commentary: Fix EHR Usability By John Pettigrove, MD (page 11)
Rounds (pages 13-22)
Newsmakers (page 19)
Deaths (page 20)
Back Talk (page 64)

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