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Welcome to the 114th Congress: The implications for surgery(Comments Off)

March 1, 2015

This article summarizes the 2014 election results, describes the role the ACSPA played in ensuring the re-election of two surgical champions, and highlights legislative and regulatory priorities of the College.

Surgeons and Medical Liability primer

New resources from the College offer alternative approaches to medical liability reform

Surgeons and Medical Liability: A Guide to Understanding Medical Liability Reform—a primer on liability reform developed by the College—is summarized as are the challenges of using federal tort reform as a means of solving the nation’s medical liability challenges.

Report from the Past-Chair of the Board of Regents: Fostering innovation at the ACS through strategic planning

An overview of the ACS Board of Regents’ structural changes and other accomplishments from 2012 to 2014 are detailed in this report.

A nurse at NH works with an EHR on a tablet

To Bangalore and back: Resident leads software design effort at Indian heart hospital

This article describes how the author helped develop an electronic health record for use in a hospital in Bangalore, India; outlines the processes involved in creating and testing the software; and highlights the leadership skills necessary to keep the initiative on track.

Dr. Caropreso

Managing burnout: Seek outside help and foster a true work-life balance

In this article, several of the College’s Fellows describe their own experience with burnout, how they have avoided it, and offer strategies to help counteract its effects.

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