In the News This Week…

End-of-life care talk important for doctors, 2-9-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Reporter Annette Fuller talked with NCMS member William Blackstock, MD, program director at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Two Sensible Tort Reforms, 2-11-11, Carolina Journal Online

Commentary by Daren Bakst, John Locke Foundation Director of Legal and Regulatory Studies, discusses placing a cap on non-economic damages and repealing the “joint and several liability” rule.

Decisions on digital data loom for FCC, 2-14-11, The News & Observer

Staff writer John Murawski examines the implications surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s pending decisions concerning Internet usage, which could also impact HIT and HER development.

Obama starts drive for medical malpractice reforms, 2-15-11, The News & Observer, Associated Press

AP writer Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar reports on the Obama Administration’s drive to overhaul state medical malpractice laws and to reduce the costs driven by defensive medicine.

Physicians use merger to preserve independence, 2-15-11, Sun Journal, New Bern

Reporter Laura Oleniacz looks at the merger of two anesthesiology practices in the New Bern area, with quotes from NCMS member William Panza, MD, and NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson.

Local agencies worry about impact of budget cuts on elderly, 2-16-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Staff writer Annette Fuller reports on how proposed cuts for Medicare and Medicaid in the Obama Administration’s budget will affect seniors and local agencies in the Triad. NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson is quoted in the article.

Study: Doctors order tests out of fear of lawsuits, 2-16-18 WRAL, Associated Press

Story about a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference in California.

IBM’s Watson could usher in new era of medicine, 2-17-11, Computerworld

Technology reporter Sharon Gaudin explains how an IBM computer could launch a new era in medicine.


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