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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


 WCVB

WCVB: Health system turns slowly back to preventative care under reopening plan

May 19, 2020 – "The expansion of medical practice must proceed in a collaborative manner among patients, physicians, policymakers, and all who engage with and comprise the health care system," MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh said.


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Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

May 18, 2020 – The Massachusetts EOHHS has released a 22-slide PowerPoint overview of its plan for a phased reopening of the state’s health care system.


WBUR

WBUR: Reopening plan allows limited expansion of non-emergency health care

May 18, 2020 – MMS commended the Baker administration for guidelines that "rightfully prioritize the safety of individuals above all, while increasing access to high-priority preventative care and other urgent procedures and services."


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Massachusetts Medical Society COVID-19 Resources

May 15, 2020 – VIDEO: MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh and Jane Doe Inc.’s Diana Mancera talk about using telehealth to assist domestic and sexual violence patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

May 14, 2020 – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that it is requiring the reporting of cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome to the DPH effective immediately.


 CommonWealth Magazine

CommonWealth Magazine: Telehealth is available, but no one’s calling

May 13, 2020 – If primary care and other medical practices don’t survive, "That would create a real issue of access, and when that occurs it will have all sorts of health ramifications," MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh said.


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Massachusetts Medical Society Virtual Member Forum

May 12 2020 – MMS hosted a one-hour Virtual Member Forum for members to engage with the medical society's leadership and subject-matter experts to ask questions on the topic of physician wellness.


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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

May 11, 2020 – As close contacts of confirmed cases are the people most likely to become infected with COVID-19, the Massachusetts DPH is now advising to test all close contacts regardless of symptom status.


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Massachusetts Medical Society COVID-19 Resources

May 8, 2020 – MMS has developed a list of considerations and recommendations to guide physicians on moving forward with medical practice during the COVID-19 crisis.


 NEJM

NEJM Journal Watch

May 5, 2020 – An overview of lessons learned from the U.S. Military's Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress that leaders and individuals can immediately adopt to support health care workers during COVID-19.




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health care proxies homeImportant MassHealth Update!

Full implementation of MassHealth claim denials to begin, for more information on this important issue please click the link to read the latest Bulletin


AEPAnnual Education Program

Restoring the Art of Medicine: The Art of Physician Wellness is an online course that meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.  


RMG StoryThe Reliant Medical Group Story

Changing EHR from a liability to an asset to reduce physician burnout.


SpecialtyChoosing a Specialty for Medical Students

Published studies suggest that as many as 20 percent of medical school graduates switch specialties before completing their first residency. Here are some resources that can help you make the best decision for you.



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URGENT: There is an immediate and critical need for long term care staffing

People looking for volunteer or paid opportunities and facilities requesting workers can visit the COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing portal.

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Red CrossAs you are aware, the COVID-19 virus has caused the cancellation of blood drives across the Commonwealth. There is an urgent need now. Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1- 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

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