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WOEMA Business Meeting & Annual Election of Officers and Directors
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In accordance with the WOEMA bylaws, the Nominating Committee chaired by Dr. Walt Newman, has submitted the proposed slate below for the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers. The WOEMA Board of Directors discussed the slate at the June 22, 2014 Board meeting and approved it August 8, 2014. It will be presented to the WOEMA membership at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Coronado Marriott Hotel & Spa, San Diego during the Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC). Click here for the 2015 Election Slate.
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WOEMA Webinar: To Air Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00pm PST
Climate Change and Public Health

Kent E. Pinkerton, PhD
There is an increasing concern of how a changing world environment is affecting global public health. Climate change is contributing to increased population exposure to aeroallergens and secondary pollutants associated with adverse cardiorespiratory health effects. This presentation is designed for physicians, scientists and health care providers to gain a better understanding of the public health effects of climate change and to support evidence-based global health policy.
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The Med Tech Corner with Dr. Dean Gean

NBGH Survey: 52% of employers expect to offer telemedicine in 2015

I had a conversation with a cardiologist...

Telemedicine is one trend, and real time-continuous data flowing from patients equipped with health monitoring devices is another trend. How these trends may interact with each other is not precisely known at present. What does seem safe to say however is that these trends have a significant potential to change the relationship that physicians have with their patients. One prediction (as experienced by the cardiologist receiving his patient’s EKG tracing on the golf course) is that the traditional pattern of seeing a patient only episodically (i.e., only once every few months), could begin to morph into a situation where a physician was expected to have more and briefer contacts with the patient (or the patient’s data coming from his continuous health monitoring devices) and perhaps not be expected to see the patient in person as frequently. If this comes to pass, in addition to changing the nature of the physician-patient relationship, one implication might be that continuous process control and continuous quality improvement strategies (like those that occur in industry) may become more common in assessment of patient outcomes and physician performance in the years to come.”
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Lightning Rounds in Rogue Valley
Walter S. Newman, MD — "Lightning Rounds", conference co-chair
In Mid-August, twenty WOEMA members and guests attended "Lightning Rounds in The Rogue Valley" - a fast paced continuing education symposium. It was a first-ever Pacific Coast collaboration between physicians from Oregon, Washington, and WOEMA members from California and Arizona. Attendees were hospitably welcomed by colleagues at The Rogue Regional Medical Center who helped organize the meeting. They learned about the strong and motivating work done in Jackson County by the "OPG" (Oregon Pain Guidance) group chaired by county health officer Dr. Jim Shames.

Speakers representing WOEMA included Dr. Paul Papanek talking about heat related illness, Dr. Bob Orford examining emergencies on board commercial aircraft and Dr. Dean Gean discussing "medical apps." The Rogue Valley is a magnificently scenic venue - home to The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, countless wineries, gourmet restaurants and parks. The sequel, "Lightning Strikes Again" is scheduled for Friday August 14, 2015.
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The California Division of Workers'™ Compensation (DWC) is Exploring the Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the Occupational Health Setting
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Of particular interest is the way physicians in California use the Doctor’s First Report of Occupational Injury or Illness (DFR, DWC Form 5021). As you may know, all physicians in California who attend to an injured employee are required to report each occupational injury or illness they treat by filling out a DFR within five days after initial examination and filing it with the employer’s insurer or with the employer, if self-insured.

If you are a physician practicing occupational medicine (either part- or full-time) in California, please answer a few brief questions about your experience with EHR, how you currently complete DFRs, and your opinion regarding electronic reporting of DFRs. This survey is voluntary and anonymous and will help DWC better serve physicians’ needs in the transition to EHR. The entire survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. To complete the survey, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DFR_Survey.
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Groundbreaking study: Best Positions to Save Your Spine
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For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex and discovered exactly why certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain.

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California Injured Workers Medical Costs Moderated Before Reforms
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A study issued by the Workers Compensation Research Institute shows medical costs for injured workers in California moderated before sweeping reforms were implemented.

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Opioid Abuse Crackdown Puts Heroin Back in Style
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In recent years, federal and state officials have taken steps to prevent misuse of prescription opioids, including shuttering pill mills and launching prescription drug monitoring programs.

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NIOSH Updates List of Drugs That Pose a Risk to Health Workers
Occupational Health & Safety
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released the NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings — an updated list of the hazardous drugs that healthcare workers administer to patients, such as those used for cancer therapy. The agency estimates 8 million U.S. healthcare workers are potentially exposed to such drugs in their workplaces.
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Groundbreaking study: Best Positions to Save Your Spine
University of Waterloo via Medical Xpress
For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex and discovered exactly why certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain. The pioneering study combined infrared and electromagnetic motion capture systems — like those used in the creation of video games — to track how 10 couples' spines moved when attempting five common sex positions.
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Nearly 80 Percent of Workers Expect to Work Past 65
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Working adults ages 60-plus are more pessimistic than younger colleagues that they will be able to retire by age 65. So reports Northwestern Mutual in its annual 2014 Planning and Progress Study: Talking Money and Retirement.
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IRS Releases Employer Mandate Guidance
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The Obama administration recently released guidance and draft forms instructing employers on how to comply with the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The 13-page draft instructions are posted on the IRS website and are considered a final step to complying with the mandate.
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How Primary Care Produces Better Outcomes — A Logic Model
Annals of Family Medicine
Dr. Roger Lienke, a pediatrician-turned-family physician, who died at the age of 91 last year, founded one of the first four family medicine residency training programs in the United States at the University of Oklahoma. A conversation with Roger in 2011 about the origins of the primary care discipline and its subsequent evolution led to a quest to create a logic model explaining how and why more and better primary care produces better health outcomes at lower cost.
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