Archive for October, 2015
The College works with trusted collaborators and provides members with the “intellectual property” needed to meet the challenges of modern-day practice.
The development of the first acute care surgery fellowship and the role that surgeons trained in this discipline can play in alleviating ED overcrowding and general surgery workforce issues are addressed in this article.
Sharing clinical photographs: Patient rights, professional ethics, and institutional responsibilities
This article describes best practices for sharing clinical photographs and includes a case study highlighting real-world patient privacy concerns, security issues related to mobile device usage, and other ethical considerations.
The ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy has developed several platforms, including SurgeonsVoice, to empower members to advocate for health care policies that are in the best interest of surgeons and their patients.
The introduction to the winner of the ACS Young Fellows Association Essay Contest describes the essayist as an exemplar of this year’s theme.
Ellen Thomason, MD, MPH, FACS, a vascular surgeon in Seattle, WA, describes her experience as a patient and how it changed her outlook as a surgeon.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). This program would establish a payment structure for accountable care organizations (ACOs), which would be responsible for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries. CMS issued a final […]
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, who will be installed as the President of the ACS at the 2015 Clinical Congress, discusses the College’s efforts to improve access to care in rural communities.
Improving resection rates in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pilot study shows favorable results
The clinical importance of the Alliance A021101 cooperative group study as well as the design of the trial itself are the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column summarizes ACS scholarships and fellowships, as well as the MyCME program.
How surgeons can apply high reliability concepts, such as The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement methodology, is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of firework-related injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
The 10th annual ACS NSQIP National Conference in July 2015 focused on patient-centered care and the reliability and accuracy of the program’s data as drivers of surgical quality improvement in hospitals.
The Journal of the American College of Surgeons received its highest Thomson Reuters impact factor to date for 2014.
Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS—an internationally recognized leader in trauma care—died July 28 in his New Orleans, LA, home at 78 years old.
This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in June.
The Dr. Pon Fund will allow international chapters to create a local educational course that includes faculty from the ACS.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, delivered named lectures at graduation events for surgery residents at two universities.
This report summarizes the disciplinary actions the ACS Board of Regents took at its June 5 meeting.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.