Archive for June, 2021
Describes the goals of ACS Quality Verification Program site visits and outlines the four options for individual and hospital systems to participate in the program.
A retiring surgeon offers his perspectives on the challenges and benefits of the surgical profession.
Identifies the FDA’s role in regulating digital health technology and provides insights from Bakul Patel, Director of the DHCoE, on realizing the potential of these devices particularly as they relate to surgeons and surgical patients.
Value-based contracts and their role in health care, namely, to control costs and support the provision of high-value health care goods and services, are described.
This article summarizes the events leading up to World War I and their effect on the 1914 ACS Clinical Congress and describes the early ties the College had with the European surgical community.
Outlines how grassroots activity can motivate decision-makers to act on surgery’s behalf and underscores the importance of maintaining momentum in the 117th Congress.
Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS—chief of surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System and a leader in health services research—is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.
This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Joshua M. V. Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS, Chair of the ACS Young Fellows Association.
The results of a quality improvement initiative at Rutgers New Jersey University Hospital, Newark, focused on increasing goals of care conversations in older patients with low pre-injury palliative performance scale scores.
Seeking input from a patient’s oncologist is key when managing common clinical scenarios in advanced cancer patients.
This column addresses frequently asked questions about the new office/outpatient E/M reporting guidelines.
The Joint Commission’s response to provider concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination is summarized.
Profiles the 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars.
The ACS Women in Surgery Committee has developed a toolkit to facilitate ongoing learning, including sample training scenarios, on the topics of bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
In memoriam: Dr. John M. Daly: ACS Past-Second Vice-President and leader in cancer care, patient education
John M. Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), a renowned breast and gastrointestinal oncologist and an ACS Past-Second Vice-President, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73.
Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS, an internationally renowned pediatric and fetal surgeon and an ACS Regent, was elected President-Elect of the American Surgical Association.
Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, ACS Past-Regent, was awarded the Medallion for Advancement of Surgical Care by the American Surgical Association for his dedicated efforts to the ACS STOP THE BLEED program.
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, FACS, is the first surgeon to have been elected to membership in the three National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.