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Yearly Archives: 2017

UPDATE: Data Submission Registration for MAPS Now Available

The State of Michigan will be replacing the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software, effective April 4, 2017. As directed by the Michigan State Medical Society's (MSMS) House of Delegates, upgrading the software platform is a crucial element in improving and measuring physician use of MAPS and thereby serving to help…
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U-M Nursing History Society Event March 19, 2017

Historical Reflection:   Building the Medical Center Hospitals and Related Campus Buildings Presenter:  Frederick W. Mayer When:  Sunday, March 19,  2017, 2-4 p.m. Where: School of Nursing, 426 N. Ingalls, Rm. 1000 Mr. Mayer, a former University Planner at the University of Michigan from 1968-2003, has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on the subject of…
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Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County Upcoming Events

Below are the latest announcements from the Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County. Events NEXT CHC MEETING: Symposium on Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions The overarching goal of this symposium, sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health…
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MSMS/WCMS Goes to Washington to Advocate for You

Immediate Past President Brad J. Uren, MD, meets with legislators in Washington, DC with other representatives from the Michigan State Medical Society. https://www.msms.org/AboutMSMS/NewsMedia/News/tabid/178/ID/7063/MSMS-Goes-to-Washington-DC.aspx  
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Washtenaw County Public Health Schedules Symposium for March 23

A community event will be held on March 23 to discuss the historical context, current events, public health impact, and quest for solutions. The overarching goal of the symposium, sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health and community partners, is to have a solution-oriented discussion about violent interactions between police and black Americans. The keynote speaker…
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Washtenaw County Flu Activity Update

As of February 28, 2017: Influenza is at peak levels in Washtenaw County.  Last week, reports of lab-confirmed Influenza in local residents continued to climb.  Influenza A/H3 is the dominant sub-type, with some Influenza B circulating as well. Flu-associated hospitalizations are at high levels, with most hospitalizations occurring among individuals 65 years and older.  Several…
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Oakland County Med Society Extends Invite to Physician Tech Conference

The Oakland County Medical Society extends an invitation to Washtenaw County physicians and staff to attend their medical legal conference "Power of Technology in the Physician Practice" on Friday, March 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. http://www.ocms-i.org/uploads/5/9/7/2/59720113/medical_legal_registration_color_flat.pdf For more information, contact info@ocms-mi.org
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance -2/16/17

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Reports of confirmed influenza are at peak levels in Washtenaw County residents, with over 150 new cases reported in the week ending February 11, 2017.  The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3, with some influenza B reported as well.  The age range of locally confirmed flu cases is 3 months to 102…
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Pertussis or “whooping cough” continues to be diagnosed in Washtenaw County

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/disease_control/pertussis Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely with all individuals diagnosed with pertussis and their contacts to make recommendations for treatment and prevention. Early identification of cases is very important.  There are seven confirmed and probable cases of pertussis as of 2/1/2017. Vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons. Parents and caregivers of infants…
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