CAC News & Views 4th Quarter 2018 - Volume 30 Number 4

CAC News & Views 4th Quarter 2018 - Volume 30 Number 4

2018 Annual Meeting

Our 2018 annual meeting was held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.  This year, the entire meeting was devoted to sessions on team practice.

Download the program, speaker biographies, and PowerPoints here.

The agenda covered subjects including team practice in ambulatory and inpatient settings, the leadership of teams, team-oriented continuing education, regulating team practice, and evaluating team outcomes.  Invited speakers represented a variety of healthcare professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, social work, and others.  The meeting included a luncheon on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, where the recipient of the 2018 Ben Shimberg Public Service Award delivered remarks.  

OpenNotes

CAC has entered into a collaboration with OpenNotes, a growing movement that promotes the sharing of healthcare practitioners’ clinical notes with their patients.  OpenNotes does not sell any products but rather is a foundation-supported initiative headquartered in Boston. The objective of this collaboration is to acquaint CAC’s audiences with the benefits of OpenNotes and thereby inspire consumers to ask their doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to adopt open notes and inspire healthcare institutions and practitioners to support the practice.  In furtherance of this objective we are introducing a new regular section in CAC News & Views on OpenNotes.

North Carolina Dental White Paper

This paper explores eight approaches states might take to retain immunity from federal anti-trust liability, given the North Carolina Dental decision. The discussion reflects the views of state actors, including attorneys general, who have grappled with the ramifications of the Court’s decision.  Download white paper.