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Alabama Physicians Represented at AMA Annual Meeting

CHICAGO – Physicians from Alabama were well represented at the American Medical Association’s meeting last week where discussions ranged from physician and medical student suicide to transparency in drug pricing. Jorge Alsip, M.D., Delegation Chair, said the Medical Association’s members were represented by its eight-member delegation as well as by representatives from the state’s Medical [...]

Reducing Physician Burnout Focus of New Study at UAB

BIRMINGHAM – A program to study and reduce physician burnout amongst residents will be introduced at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with three other hospitals around the nation. The five-year, $1.8 million grant is funded by the American Medical Association. UAB’s Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program shares the grant with Johns Hopkins […]

What Are the Top Three Concerns When Negotiating Business Associate Agreements?

Business Associate Agreements (“BAAs”) are a necessary tool for ensuring HIPAA compliance, and the negotiated terms of BAAs are becoming more and more important as we venture into an era of mass cyber attacks and related HIPAA breaches. Covered entities, such a physician practices, are required to enter into a BAA anytime they hire a […]

The Delivery and Confidentiality Challenges in Rural Health Care Explained

Medical practices in rural settings face a host of concerns, such as how emergency protocols may differ from urban areas, difficulty in finding nurses (according to a recent Friday Letter from the Alabama Hospital Association, registered nurses are the third most in-demand jobs), and difficulty in finding appropriate training for staff. In small towns/rural settings, […]

Get To Know Charlotte Meadows

1. While you have been active around Montgomery for quite some time, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Primary occupation? Interests? Hobbies? I grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Jeff Davis HS before going to Auburn for college. I married Allen in 1986 who, at the time, was a pediatrician in […]

What If No One Was On Call?

 In times of illness, injury, and emergency, patients depend on their physicians.  But what if no one was on call?  Public health would be in jeopardy. The same holds true for organized medicine when the legislature is in session. If the Association had not been on call for its members, numerous inappropriate expansions to the […]