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Update on Prescription Monitoring Program – Webinar Offered

Deborah S. Allwes, BS, BSN, RN, MPH, Director of Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided the following update for all Massachusetts Prescribers that describes update on the program, delegates, educational webinar offering and how to log in to the site as well as FAQ

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Newly Elected MA Legislators 2015 – 2017

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each representing a district of approximately 40,000 people. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the House meets every 72 hours, year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation.

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Legislative News

BX/BS Foundation Forum: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care

This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.

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Counteracting Ebola Stress

It is hard to escape the stories about ebola today. As the country and individual states scramble to form public health policy, media reports of health care worker exposures are emerging daily. The latest, a nurse in Texas, triggers the question “Just how contagious is this?” and now a possible exposure in Braintree, MA. As psychiatric nurses working in health care facilities and seeing multicultural clients in a multicultural city, these are important times to get educated about actual risks and preventative practices.

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Transform Deep Brain Stimulation – Mass General Hospital

Published on Jul 29, 2014
TRANSFORM DBS is a collaborative project between physicians and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, Draper Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The goal of the project is to develop a deep brain stimulation device that can help treat patients with refractory psychiatric conditions that are insufficiently treated by currently available medication and therapy. We are focusing on conditions of particular relevance to our community of warfighters and returning veterans including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, major depression, anxiety, substance abuse and chronic pain. For more information visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pres…

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MassEHealth: Effective and Proper Use of the Mass HIway Directory October 9, 2014

MeHI is the designated state agency for: Coordinating health care innovation, technology and competitiveness ; Accelerating the adoption of health information technologies; Promoting health IT to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care in Massachusetts and for Advancing the dissemination of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings. This slide presentation is about the Massachusetts Provider Directory and how it is used to name, institutional address, email, specialty, obtain consent and send records.

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Health Reform in Massachusetts 2012

“By striking just the right balance, this bill will help slow the spiraling health care costs faced by businesses and individual consumers while also allowing the marketplace to grow and function,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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