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NC HIE Roadshows, held by the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE), will provide numerous sessions across North Carolina during the month of May to teach health care professionals about how NC HIE strives to implement the access, exchange and analysis of health information to improve the quality of care to patients. Click here to view the schedule and to register.

Upcoming ICD-10 Training Sessions for Practice Administrators: Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) across the state will be holding ICD-10 training and implementation sessions for medical practices. The sessions will assist practice administrators, managers, coders, billers and clinical staff understand ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and identify documentation and implementation issues that may impact a practice. The program costs $135 for early registration and $150 up to ten days before the event. Click here for training session schedules, session agendas and to learn more about awarded continuing education credits.

North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) Participation Agreement webinar, hosted by the North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys (NCSHCA) will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, to discuss the efforts of NC HIE in providing secure and private exchange of health information across care settings. Health care professionals participating in NC HIE must sign this agreement so it is imperative that it is easily understood. The webinar fee is $35.00 for NCSHCA members $45.00 for non-NCSHCA members. Click here for more information and to register.

First Spine Care Conference, offered by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Multidisciplinary Spine Center, will be held from Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2012 at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The conference will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, both operative and non-operative, for patients suffering from spinal disorders. Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Pamela Benjamin, MUSC CME Program Coordinator, at 843-876-1925 or [email protected].

NC Hospice Free Pain Assessment Workshop, hosted by the Association for Home and Hospice of North Carolina and the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina, will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh, NC. The workshop will focus on pain management and assessment in patients with dementia. Click here to register.

“What’s Up, Doc, with the Future of Healthcare Law?”, a CME program hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and Duke University, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Duke University – North Pavilion. The program allows physicians and lawyers to discuss healthcare reform, malpractice reform and other current healthcare issues. Participants can receive up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here to register.

2012 Sports Medicine Symposium, an event sponsored by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SR-AHEC) and the NCMS Sports Medicine Committee, will be held Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 2012, at Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC. Attendees can receive up to eight AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here for more information and to register.

North Carolina Dermatology Association (NCDA) 2012 Summer Meeting, sponsored by the Wake Area Health Education Center (Wake AHEC), will be held Friday-Sunday, July 13-14, 2012 at the Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA. Attendees can receive up to 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here for discussion topics; meeting schedule and fees; accommodations information and to register. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director, Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or [email protected] for more information.

‘Alcohol Misuse and Abuse Affects Us All’ Patient Resources: ACTnowNC has launched an initiative to build awareness and communication about alcohol issues. Visit http://www.actnownc.org/ or contact Tayna Roberts, MSW, ICPS, NC ABC Commission Contractor, at 252-665-3424 or [email protected] for these alcohol education resources.


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