Yale Practice June 2012

YNHH acquisition of St. Raphael’s approved by the FTC

Alpern OConnor
The two hospitals are taking the last steps toward becoming one institution. If all goes as planned, physicians will provide care on two medical campuses under the Yale-New Haven banner, and YNHH will be one of the largest hospitals in the country.

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Epic Update: Doctors make strides meeting meaningful use guidelines

Meaningful use
YSM can get up to $64,000 per eligible physician in incentive payments if our faculty meet guidelines to demonstrate what is called “meaningful use.” As of early this month, seven YMG doctors had fulfilled the 15 required meaningful use objectives. This revenue will help cover the cost of Epic.

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Orthopaedics chief sets an impressive record for meaningful use

gary friedlander summary
Gary Friedlaender, MD, is the first chair to achieve the meaningful use standard for Yale Medical Group’s Epic electronic medical record. His accomplishment is noteworthy for its speed—he completed it in the first 90 days after going live.

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Yale Stress Center provides alternative options for patients

Yale Stress Center
The Interdisciplinary Yale Stress Center opened its doors to patients recently to provide a variety of treatments that are new to Yale Medical Group, including acupuncture, biofeedback, group therapy, mindfulness meditation and yoga.

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Physician at Work: The intense, methodical life of a trauma surgeon

PAW Kim Davis
Since her days growing up in Larchmont, N.Y., Kimberly A. Davis, MD, has had a penchant for taking things apart, finding out what’s wrong with them, and putting them back together. It’s one of several reasons she chose to become a trauma surgeon.

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