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July/August 2010
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From the President: Preparing for Influenza

While 2009 H1N1 influenza has disappeared from the front pages and nightly newscasts, the issues the novel strain raised remain critically important, especially as another influenza season nears. Now is not the time to let our guard down or become complacent about preparing for either seasonal or pandemic influenza. 

HHS Announces Final Rules on ‘Meaningful Use’ of Electronic Health Records

Eligible physicians and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified health and safety goals, officially known as “meaningful use,” under final rules announced last month. 

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating low CD4 counts and risk for cardiovascular events in HIV patients, early removal of central venous catheters in patients with candidemia, infection control lapses at ambulatory surgical centers, and hyperkalemia with TMP-SMX in older patients receiving inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system.

Upcoming dates to remember

 

Patient Care and Science
EIN Update: When to Stop Inpatient Antibiotic Treatment
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Health Reform Law Brings Possible Medicare Payment Changes
Global ID
Five Lessons from the International AIDS Conference
HIVMA and NIH Selected as Local Scientific Partners for AIDS 2012
Policy and Advocacy
National HIV/AIDS Strategy Released
FDA, NIAID, and IDSA Hold Antibacterial Resistance Workshop
Hearing Highlights Need to Curb Antibiotic Use on the Farm
IDSA Urges CDC to Support Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for HCWs
Supreme Court to Hear Vaccine Compensation Case
Your Colleagues
Vote for the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors
Congratulations, New IDSA Fellows!
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Redesigned ID/HIV Career Center Offers New Features
IAC Offers Adult Immunization Screening Tool
Top Stories
From the President: Preparing for Influenza
HHS Announces Final Rules on ‘Meaningful Use’ of Electronic Health Records
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