MD Scope archive

MD Scope archive

This archive will always contain links to one year of back issues of the MD Scope email newsletter.

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2019

November 7

  • Important updates to Alberta Netcare Portal for Connect Care launch
  • Blood pressure management and dementia prevention: Is lower better?
  • Register for AMA general billing seminars
  • Introducing: the Section of Family Medicine
  • Are you transitioning from residency to practice?
  • Want to enhance your knowledge of chronic pain and addiction?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Investigating Alberta physicians’ opinions, knowledge and experience regarding medical cannabis and Canadian legislation - Conducted by University of Calgary researchers.
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 Fall Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

Extra issue – October 17, 2019

  • Have you renewed your membership yet?
  • CII making a difference for specialists and patients
  • Shine A Light on an everyday leader physician who’s making a difference
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from AMA
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Physician Advocacy Group – Call for Expressions of Interest

October 15, 2019

  • October 1 updates to the SOMB
  • What is Connect Care?
  • Five tips to get retirement ready
  • CII making a difference for specialists and patients
  • Need help with the diagnosis of a work-related injury?
  • Trained Chaperones – an asset to your health care team
  • Changes to Alberta Netcare Portal
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from AMA
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Sidebars:
    • Correction: Incorrect link in last issue of MD Scope
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • 2019 Fall Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 4

  • Need to send personal health information? Email may be convenient but it's risky.
  • Have you renewed your AMA membership?
  • Presidential ghosts in your inbox?
  • Preparing for retirement?
  • Register for the AMA general billing seminars
  • Should you agree to be someone’s executor?
  • Flu immunization starting earlier this year
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • HPV Test of Cure: Optimizing colposcopy discharge for patients post-treatment
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Daisy Fung
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Gregg Robinson
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 19

  • Time to renew your AMA/CMA membership
  • What is substance use disorder and how can the AMA's PFSP help Alberta physicians?
  • We're celebrating service milestones!
  • Your journey in medicine starts with onboardMD
  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Important reminder for Alberta Netcare Portal users
  • Connect Care is coming: What do I need to know as a community physician?
  • Save the date: Alberta Health Services i4 2020
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Daisy Fung
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Gregg Robinson
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 10

  • Congrats! Two physicians awarded CCPE credential.
  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Outbreak of syphilis in Alberta
  • Early HQCA evaluation of CII/CPAR shows promise
  • Help improve eReferral Advice Request
  • Celebrating World Patient Safety Day
  • Become rich and famous (well, mostly just famous): AMA seeks new Dr. Gadget medical tech columnist for Alberta Doctors' Digest
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 AMA Fall RF/AGM - Observer's registration deadline: September 20
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 5

  • Changes coming to Alberta Netcare
  • Promoting diagnostic stewardship: How can we ensure clinically relevant microbiology results?
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Heads up on health and welfare trusts
  • Transgender care now available on Alberta Netcare eReferral
  • Simplify your referrals with Alberta Referral Directory
  • September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Make an impact on health care in Alberta with the CPSA Council
  • Are you interested in improving cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • PEIP 2019 Conference: Over 50% sold out!
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 AMA Fall RF/AGM - Observer's registration deadline: September 20
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 22

  • AMA website: What would you improve?
  • Two docs needed to talk about your careers
  • Help your patients get back to their life after an injury with WCB-AB programs
  • How will current eHealth initiatives enhance continuity of care?
  • Planning for a sabbatical
  • Read new reports on SCNs: Accomplishments and future direction
  • Latest updates: CII/CPAR adoption and eNotifications
  • Updating your clinic Privacy Impact Assessment: Where to start?
  • Survey Corner
  • Sidebars:
    • Survey Corner
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 1

  • Changes to AMA bylaws & notice of elections
  • Tell us what you think about the AMA's websites & WIN!
  • Do you have a plan under AMA HBTF? Be aware of proposed changes.
  • Equifax in the news
  • Paging first-time home buyers
  • Enhanced community support & Access to a Designated Living Option in Continuing Care
  • Wanted: Your perspective on surgical safety
  • AHS Medical Staff Bylaws voting results
  • Are you a physician with an interest in opioid change?
  • Sidebars:
    • The NEW Physician Banking Program - Scotiabank and MD Financial Management
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Setorme Tsikatas
      • Community Connections: Dr. Fozia Alvi
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 18

  • Are you an IFHP-approved provider? Your contact information may be online.
  • AMA switching to Manulife
  • Are you taking the right vacations?
  • Are you interested in improving cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Setorme Tsikatas
      • Community Connections: Dr. Fozia Alvi
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 4

  • Too dizzy to walk: Managing dizziness in the elderly
  • Are you a physician with an interest in opioid change?
  • WCB retro payments for Business Costs Program
  • When the time comes to retire...
  • Is your patient a quad enthusiast?
  • Call for applications: Indigenous Health Care Award, ADHD interest
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 20

  • Do your patients experience gaps in care? There’s a CPG for that!
  • Med students hit the road with help from the AMA's ADIUM Insurance Services
  • Have you tried the new AMA app?
  • Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement
  • Alberta Netcare Portal updated per clinician feedback
  • 23 community specialists clinics now exchanging info with Netcare using CII
  • AHS Well Child Clinic standardization. What does this mean for physicians?
  • How to manage jaundice in well babies
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 6

  • Office building code changes: What physicians should know
  • The results are in: Winners of the 2019 AMA student sponsorships
  • Have you registered yet?
  • Extended coverage for water damage
  • New specialties added to Alberta Netcare eReferral
  • CII CPAR initiative update
  • Primary care physician needed for advisory committee
  • Are robo advisors right for you?
  • Sidebars:
    • Save time and energy with the new AMA App!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 16

  • Apply to join the Healthy Working Environments Advisory Committee
  • Introducing the AMA mobile app!
  • Dr. Paul Boucher is AMA’s President-Elect
  • Three AMA change management programs now merged into one
  • University of Calgary resident physicians recognized for wellness efforts
  • Do you have AMA member-preferred rates from TD Insurance Meloche Monnex?
  • Do you need to order that Pre-Op X-ray?
  • Meet us in Red Deer for the 92nd Annual North/South Doctors’ Golf Tournament!
  • Students: Need to travel for your elective?
  • Opioids Don't Discriminate: An Interactive Experience
  • Help shape the future of MD
  • Sidebars:
    • Register for the Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 2

  • How to manage apathy in Alzheimer’s-type dementia
  • Facing personal difficulties or health issues?
  • Students: Have you travelled to complete an elective?
  • Contribute to the well being of your AMA HBTF plan
  • 15 grants available for youth mental health and substance use programs
  • Help improve eReferral Advice Request
  • Live discussion: Sexual Harassment of Canadian Medical Students
  • What do emerging markets and medical students have in common?
  • Buying your first home? MD Financial has you covered!
  • Sidebars:
    • Register for the Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 18

  • Have your say on an AMA committee
  • Achievement Awards deadline extended
  • Tools for supporting your trans patients
  • Treating chronic pain in children
  • New: Practice Guide for Sickle Cell Trait
  • Serve on the HBTF Board of Trustees
  • CII/CPAR: Early adopters tell all!
  • 5 tax tips you may not know about
  • How does the environment affect health?
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 Spring RF reports and resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 4

  • AMA President-Elect: Call for nominations
  • Several AMA committees are recruiting. Apply online today!
  • Reminder: Achievement Award nominations are due April 30!
  • The sun is out, the snow is melting and golf season is just around the corner.
  • Alberta Antenatal Pathway now available
  • Federal Budget 2019
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 Spring RF reports and resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 21

  • Rethinking RRSPs and TFSAs for incorporated doctors
  • Call for applications: Physician Compensation Committee
  • Physician leaders and innovators: Apply for a Joule Innovation grant
  • Alberta newborns will soon be screened for more treatable conditions
  • Join the HQCA Board of Directors
  • Help improve eReferral Advice Request
  • March is colorectal cancer month: Are your patients getting enough screen time?
  • Opioid change training for PCN staff
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget!
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
      • AMA Achievement Awards (Medal for Distinguished Service or Medal of Honor) nominations due April 30
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 7

  • We need to talk about physician suicide
  • Deadline: EMR Funding Extension Program
  • Immunization policy changes
  • New specialties added to Alberta Netcare eReferral
  • Post-menopausal osteoporosis: how would you approach treatment?
  • How to adapt to health challenges after retirement
  • Specialists: Upload your consult reports to Alberta Netcare
  • Seeking Associate Zone Medical Director: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget!
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
      • AMA Achievement Awards (Medal for Distinguished Service or Medal of Honor) nominations due April 30
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 21

  • Missing your Retention Benefit payment?
  • Alberta PCNs recognized for great progress with continuity of care
  • Some last-minute RRSP tips for physicians on the go
  • What can you do to help improve physician wellness?
  • Patient with a concussion? CATT facilitates treatment.
  • Help advance clinical health research
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget!
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service nominations due February 28
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
      • AMA Achievement Awards (Medal for Distinguished Service or Medal of Honor) nominations due April 30
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Message from MD Financial Management: Here for Alberta Medical Association members. Today and always.
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 7

  • How are Alberta's patients feeling about transitions of care?
  • Call for applications: AMHSP Advisory Council
  • Celebrate compassionate medicine
  • Vote: Proposed amendments to AHS Medical Staff Bylaws
  • New screening program for Alberta infants
  • Mental Health Review Panel opportunity
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget!
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service nominations due February 28
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
      • AMA Achievement Awards (Medal for Distinguished Service or Medal of Honor) nominations due April 30
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 17

  • Introducing... MyHealth Records patient portal!
  • We moved some important information on albertadoctors.org
  • First 5 years in family practice? Get skills, connections and opportunities!
  • Call for applications: Indigenous Health Committee
  • Chair appointed and hub in development: Alberta Public Laboratories update
  • Get involved with the SZMSA ZAF
  • Call for applications: CMA Committee on Nominations
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Don't forget!
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service nominations due February 28
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
      • AMA Achievement Awards (Medal for Distinguished Service or Medal of Honor) nominations due April 30
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 3

  • Subclinical hypothyroidism: a brief review and suggested treatment approach
  • Election results: Meet your new regional/zonal RF delegates
  • WCB retro payments
  • Interested in serving on the SZMSA Zone Advisory Forum?
  • Seeking nominations to recognize outstanding achievements
  • Call for applications: CMA Committee on Nominations
  • Here's the latest on the CII/CPAR initiative
  • Second edition of AHS's Healthy Parents, Healthy Children now available
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Don't forget!
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service nominations due February 1
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship applications due March 31
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

2018

December 6

  • Serve on the Ministry of Transportation Medical Review Committee
  • Save on taxes: Split your income
  • Interested in serving on the SZMSA Zone Advisory Forum?
  • Nominate your colleague for the Compassionate Service award
  • Scholarship to help physicians meet Alberta's changing medical needs
  • Upgraded ANP is live
  • Coming soon to eReferral - new specialties added for Consult Requests!
  • Share with your staff: Medical Office Chaperone course
  • Save the date! Transgender health conference
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 15

  • 2017 Retention Benefit payments issued
  • Meet your new RF delegates and vote
  • Call for applications: AMA Negotiating Committee
  • Call for applications: Committee on Achievement Awards
  • Last chance to apply: Physician Compensation Committee Chair
  • Call for applications: Chair of CMA Board of Directors
  • Important change: AMA group insurance renewal process
  • New rules for MAID reporting now in effect
  • Important notice: Alberta Netcare Portal is changing its look
  • What matters most to continuity of care? Let’s discuss.
  • Reduce your risk from cyberattacks
  • Estate planning: Secure your digital assets
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 1

  • November 1 updates to the SOMB
  • 2018 RF delegate zonal/regional elections: Nominations are due tomorrow, 9 a.m.
  • Have you renewed your AMA membership?
  • Accepting applications: Committee on Achievement Awards
  • CPSA wants your feedback! Draft Opioid Agonist Treatment standard of practice.
  • Optimized Prescribing with Seniors: What is the treatment target for Mrs. BB?
  • Free dTap vaccine for pregnant women beginning January 1, 2019
  • Winter's coming: Think golf!
  • Sidebars:
    • 2018 Fall Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available (Login required)
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

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