Dr. Lussier awarded Ambassador for Health Sciences

Yves A. Lussier, MD, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, recently was honored by his alma mater, the…

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Elks make major donation to UA research center

The University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center has received $125,000 from the Arizona Elks Major Projects. Pat Riley, Arizona Elks Association vice president west, and his wife, Carol, from Elks Lodge No. 476 in Yuma, presented the check to…

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10 mistakes that can lead to lawsuits

Michael J. Sacopulous, JD, founder and president of Medical Risk Institute, grew up the son of a medical malpractice defense attorney and later worked at an organization aimed at deterring such claims. He’s had a front-row seat to hundreds of…

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Malpractice reforms could ease physician burdens

For physicians tired of working under the constant threat of a malpractice suit, the signs of positive change are encouraging. First, President Donald Trump told a joint session of Congress in February that he was in favor of “legal reforms…

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Christopher T. Maloney 1938-2017

Cardiac thoracic surgeon and former Pima County Medical Society President, Christopher T. Maloney, MD, died June 12, 2017. He was 78. Born in New York City on July 12, 1938, Maloney attended Niagara University and New York Medical College before…

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Lussier Receives Ambassador Award

Yves A. Lussier, MD, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, recently was honored by his alma mater, the…

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CMS announces bundled payment delay

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it has delayed the expansion of its existing bundled payment programs and the start of new ones until January 2018. CMS posted an interim final rule in March…

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UA Welcomes New Surgeons and PCMS Members

  The University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Banner – University Medical Center recently welcomed several new surgeons to Tucson. As members of the UA College of Medicine faculty, they are members of the Pima County Medical Society David…

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Telemedicine program receives AZ Business magazine award

The Arizona Telemedicine Program, based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -Tucson, has been recognized by AZ Business magazine for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Health. Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), accepted…

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