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Free webinar on Electronic Health Records – today at 8 p.m. EST!
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Supported by an educational grant from BioMedix Vascular Systems, Inc., ACFAOM is presenting a one CME-credit Webinar on Integrating EHRs for Quality of Care, 8 - 9 p.m. EST today, free to all DPMs. Faculty will be John Guiliana, DPM, and Michael Brody, DPM, FACFAOM. At the conclusion of this Webinar you should be able to improve the content and management of medical records using Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and be able to implement these into the practice to improve patient care. This educational program has been designed for podiatrists in general practice and is sponsored by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. To register for this free Webinar click here. More

Diabetes affects fracture healing at cellular level
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In the United States, more than 21 million people suffer from diabetes mellitus (DM), a systemic disease resulting in impaired glucose homeostasis. With a better understanding of its underlying pathophysiology, additional therapeutic regimens have been developed that optimize blood glucose control, resulting in a longer life span in the diabetic patient. As such, other secondary issues linked to DM are now surfacing, including the association between DM and impaired osseous healing. More

How to enhance your knowledge in podiatric sports medicine
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Treating athletic patients can be the most satisfying part of podiatric practice. While people who sustain injury from sports or fitness activities may randomly seek the care of a podiatric physician, few practitioners actively seek referral of these types of patients. There may be multiple reasons why the majority of podiatric physicians do not try to capitalize on the golden opportunity that a sports medicine practice offers. More

Congress delays Medicare physician payment cut, extends 2.2 percent update for 1 year
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that forestalls for one year a 25 percent Medicare physician payment decrease scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The Senate passed the bipartisan bill Dec. 8. The measure also uses provisions in President Barack Obama's health care reform law to extend the current 2.2 percent Medicare physician payment update for one year. More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

Quality Assurance in Charting Workshop - Jan. 27, 2011, New York City
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This ACFAOM six CME-credit workshop on best practices in clinical charting has been designed to help candidates for certification and re-certification by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) prepare cases for submission. However, the fundamentals of good clinical record keeping that is the bulk of this workshop are common to all podiatric practices, and so this will be a valuable educational experience for all DPMs wanting to know more about how to correctly prepare and maintain patient records and face possible audits. The full-day workshop will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, immediately preceding the NYSPMA conference in New York City. (It is not necessary to register for the NYSPMA conference to attend this workshop.) For program information click here; for workshop registration click here; for information about the NYSPMA conference click here. More

Early surgery for ankle fractures may improve outcomes, reduce costs
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United Kingdom investigators suggest that hospitals establish a policy of early surgical intervention for ankle fractures, which would improve outcomes and reduce the costs associated with this injury. Ankle fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, according to Mohamed Sukeik, M.D., MRCS, and colleagues at the Cumberland Infirmary, in the United Kingdom. The swelling associated with these fractures causes operative delays. However, a surgical delay of more than 24 hours after injury is linked to longer hospitals stays, which increases costs. More

Partial foot amputation: Pedorthic management
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O&P professionals care for many patients with diabetes. Amputations in those patients are unfortunately a far too common outcome. The roles of the pedorthist, orthotist, and prosthetist should not be undervalued in the prevention of diabetic foot complications and in returning the patient to a normal, active, and productive lifestyle after an amputation. More

Plantar fasciitis responds to medial arch support
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Plantar fasciitis is a common condition involving foot pain and tightness, and many plantar fasciitis sufferers seek massage therapy for relief. New research shows using a medial arch support helps manage pain and pain-related disability associated with plantar fasciitis. The study compared effects of the arch support with supporting the heel and foot using a taping method. More

How to conquer achilles insertional calcific tendinosis
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Posterior heel pain is a common cause of pain and disability affecting individuals ranging from the high level athlete to the obese and sedentary. In each patient population afflicted with this condition, there are different challenges related to the treatment and the expectations of the individual. More

How to approach orthotic modifications
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Have you ever noticed that most people in nursing homes have foot problems? It's not something in the water, on the admission orders, or that happens when you reach a certain chronological age. It is often the end result of microtraumatic or macrotraumatic events. More

EMR problems can be reported on new website
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The iHealth Alliance has launched a website where physicians can report problems with their electronic medical record systems. EHRevent, the online service, allows physicians to report problems immediately. Those accounts will be used to create reports to medical societies, liability carriers and government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration, which can use them to educate physicians about potential problems EMR systems may bring. More

Meet Dr. Martin Pressman - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Martin Pressman, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Pressman has been a dominating force with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery for almost 30 years, including a term as President. He has been involved in the exam process in every capacity possible. A noted author and Yale Podiatrist with 15 residents under his tutelage, as well as a very successful entrepreneur with four offices and multiple streams of income, he has a wealth of experience to share with us. Please join Dr. Ribotsky to learn from this scholar, educator and mentor to many. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More
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