A report about New Jersey's newest physicians:
Why the leave, why they stay and their plans for practice.
LEARN MORE about other important issues
NJCTH has launched a Faculty Developement Resource Guide. The Faculty Development Resource Guide was developed to meet the educational needs of our member physician-faculty. Based on a needs assessment conducted with our members, the Faculty Development Resource Guide is composed of topics that were identified as educational needs by our members.
New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care.
Morristown Medical Center, Leaders in Surgery, Get Newest Robot – da Vinci Xi (atlantichealth.org) Morristown Medical Center has paired the expertise of its award-winning, regionally-recognized surgical team with the most advanced robotic surgical system available, the da Vinci Xi. The addition of this new, minimally-invasive robotic system will allow surgeons at Morristown Medical Center to operate robotically in a number of complex surgeries that would otherwise need to be performed through traditional, open surgery.
Cooper Names Cardiac Nurse as First DAISY Award Winner (Cooperhealth.org) Cooper University Health Care has named Chris Thaler, RN, of Gloucester Township, NJ, as its first DAISY Award winner.The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical (paramuspost.com) HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ, NY and New England to Achieve the 2015 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ -13 Consecutive Years. HackensackUMC announced that it has received the 2015Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 13th year in a row, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. No other hospital in New Jersey, New York or New England has achieved this feat.
Introducing Meridian Dentistry for Children (jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com) K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center introduces Meridian Dentistry for Children, a specialized, full-service, dental practice for infants, children and adolescents in a child-friendly, caring environment. Meridian Dentistry for Children focuses on care for underserved populations, including children with special health care needs such as autism, developmental delay, and other chronic conditions, as well as those challenged with lack of access due to insurance coverage.
Judy Padula Receives “Divisional Leader” Award (stjosephshealth.org) Judy Padula, MSN, RN, Systems Director, Surgical Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS), is the recipient of the “Divisional Leader” Award, presented by the Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey (ONE NJ). This award was designed to recognize a nurse leader responsible for a division or multiple departments, but who does not serve as a chief nursing officer.
AAMC Publishes Comprehensive Data Report on Residents (aamc.com) A new online report from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) provides a comprehensive collection of current and historical data related to residency training. The Report on Residents includes information on the characteristics of residency applicants and residents, as well as information on what residents do after completing their training programs.
CMS announces intent to revisit some aspects of EHR Incentive Program (ahanews.com) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced that it will explore possible changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program in rulemaking this spring. In a blog post, Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS chief medical officer and deputy administrator for innovation and quality, said the agency will consider shortening the reporting period to 90 days in 2015, as AHA and hospitals have advocated.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Expands Patient-Centered Programs (paramuspost.com) Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced the expansion of their patient-centered programs dedicated to improving patient care coordination, reducing unnecessary costs and improving the patient experience. The expansion means more than 750,000 members are now being treated by doctors in Horizon BCBSNJ’s patient-centered programs.
Medicare initiative is paying off in terms of cost and care, particularly in New Jersey (njbiz.com) New Jersey is among seven states nationwide in which Medicare is partnering with health insurance companies in a unique, four-year pilot program aimed at improving the delivery of primary medical care in America. And it's starting to show results: Medicare announced that the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative is having a positive impact on both the cost and the quality of care.