View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Understand Cervical Cancer Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding Cervical Cancer Management during this CME webcast.  Dr. Papanicolaou’s technique for staining cervical smears saves thousands of lives every year. If he was alive today, he would likely be amazed at how far we have come with not only diagnosis but also prevention and treatment of cervical cancer. On the webcast, to bring us up to date is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Ritu Salani.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE symptoms and risk factors for cervical cancer; REVIEW primary treatment options for women with cervical cancer; DISCUSS the management of women with advanced/recurrent cervical cancer; and DESCRIBE opportunities regarding cervical cancer prevention and detection.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The cause of cervical cancer
  • Effectiveness of screening with Pap smears
  • Why U.S. HPV vaccination rates are so poor
  • Routine Pap smears after HPV vaccination

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

View Webcast Education on Healthcare Literacy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014View Webcast Education on Healthcare Literacy by watching our latest installment of our on-line education series, MedNet21. Ask yourself, are you a great communicator? It doesn’t matter what the name of the university is on your medical diploma or the name of the hospital on your residency certificate or how good of a doctor you really are, if you can’t communicate with your patients, then none of that really matters.  For this webcast, we’re going to take a close look at communication and give you the tools you need in order to be sure that you can communicate effectively with all of the patients in your practice. On this webcast, joining our moderator Dr. Jim Allen, we have Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Lorraine Wallace.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEPICT health literacy skills of American adults and DESCRIBE the strong link between health literacy skills and health-related outcomes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether physicians are effective communicators
  • Computer use and health literacy
  • Health literacy and the affordable care act
  • Communication effectiveness of different healthcare providers
  • Health literacy outside of the United States

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act can be much easier by watching our on-line CME education discussing the topic. Our latest CME Webcast discusses the the Affordable Care Act with key individuals at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  The Affordable Care Act, also called Obama Care, is the latest plan to improve our quality and reduce our costs. But will it? I don’t think anyone knows for sure but whether you lean to the political right or the political left, the ACA is here now and it will affect the way that you practice medicine next year. The law itself is 906 pages long and few physicians have the time to actually read the original document.  Here in the studio with our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is the director of Healthcare Reform Strategy at Ohio State University, Assistant Professor from the College of Public Health and Dr. William Hayes and OSU Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Randall Wexler. They will help distill the Affordable Care Act down to the information that you need.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: COMPREHEND the health care coverage and health system performance factors that predate the passage of the Affordable Care Act and led to its creation; UNDERSTAND the provisions in the Affordable Care Act that seek to address increase access to health care coverage and address the growth in US health spending and health system effectiveness challenges; DESCRIBE new trends in managing patient populations; and RECOGNIZE what a Patient Centered Medical Home is.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The genesis of the Affordable Care Act
  • The ACA and the average primary care physician
  • What will all of the new enrollees need from the health system?
  • The future of traditional commercial insurance plans
  • What you can do now
  • Small employers and the new health insurance exchanges
  • Whether employers will cut worker’s hours to get out of buying health insurance
  • Pre-existing conditions and compulsory insurance for healthy persons

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn Techniques for Optimizing Care in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Learn Techniques for Optimizing Care in Primary Care.  There are many ways that we can better serve our patient’s needs, ways that we can more efficiently run our offices, and ways that we can improve the overall quality of care in our office practices.  Today on this CME Webcast, we’re going to look at some specific strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency in office based practices.  Here with our Moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Neeraj Tayal.  Also, joining him is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and general internist, Dr. Gail Grever.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPLY the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency; RECOGNIZE how analyzing and improving workflow in a systematic fashion can improve overall office performance.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common patient complaints related to appointments
  • Applying effectiveness and efficiency principles to the small office practice
  • Juggling an inpatient and outpatient practice at the same time
  • Writing 3-month prescriptions
  • Strategies to reduce no-shows
  • Efficiency when the doctor is on vacation
  • Exam rooms per doctor
  • How to apply efficiency and effectiveness principles to completing forms
  • Optimizing the patient schedule

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.