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Electronic Voting for Officers to Begin Next Week
Ballots to elect 2014-2015 MMA officers will be mailed no later than July 23 to all members with email addresses on file with the MMA. Members have until Aug. 22 to vote. Results will be released soon after. This is the first time the MMA has made electronic voting available to members. Read more here.
Save the Date: Malpractice Discussion Oct. 2
The MMA will host a discussion on malpractice on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at a site to be determined in the Twin Cities. "Defending Your Practice Against Malpractice" will feature Shelly Davis, BSN, JD, senior claims manager at MMIC. Stay tuned to MMA News Now for more details.
National Speakers Highlight Annual Conference

Come hear national and local speakers discuss physician leadership, well-being and burnout, as well as digital innovation at the MMA's 2014 Annual Conference. Attendees can receive  8.5 CME credits and registration is open. Read more here.

Prediabetes Webinar Now Online

Physicians who deal with prediabetic patients are encouraged to listen to the webinar, "Addressing the Sleeping Giant," now available on the MMA website. Read more here.

Doctors Have a Moral Authority to Lead

"The world doesn't need quiet physicians," writes Raymond Christensen, M.D., associate dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, in the latest edition of Insights. Physicians have a moral authority to speak up on behalf of their profession, their patients, the community and the nation as a whole, he notes in his essay, which has generated a lot of buzz online.

Physicians Urged to Register in Open Payments System

Physician registration in the Open Payments system (formerly referred to as the Sunshine Act) is open through Aug. 27. Before that date, physicians can register with the system to view their records and submit a dispute if the information is incorrect. Physicians can also delegate their registration to a staff member. For more information, go online. Information on Open Payments will be made public on Sept. 30, 2014.

How to Submit a Policy Issue for Annual Conference

Have an issue to be considered at the Annual Conference? Go online for more information on how to submit it. You can submit as an individual member or through your component medical society or specialty society. FYI, submissions received after Aug. 22 may not be considered this year.

Seen an Unusual Case Recently?

Minnesota Medicine would like to know about it. We are highlighting unusual cases or medical "zebras" in the October issue. We are interested in stories about patients with illnesses rarely seen in Minnesota or challenging diagnoses or about encounters that are noteworthy for another reason. We will publish short case studies (approximately 500 to 600 words not including references, tables or figures). You should briefly describe the case and discuss its significance. If you have one to share, please send it to Kim Kiser. Deadline is Aug. 11.
Digital Rounds - The MMA Blog
Digital Rounds MMA's Blog
The e-Health Summit may be over but its lessons on EHR, data analytics, connectivity and interoperability continue to inspire. Read more here.
The MMA Podcast
The MMA Podcast
Now that the use of medical cannabis has been signed into law, Minnesota physicians need to prepare for what happens next. MMA's Policy Counsel Teresa Knoedler, J.D., discusses the topic and what physician can expect. Listen here.
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