COVID19

The PPE Road Show Continues On

In May, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Medical Association issued a survey examining member experiences and needs during COVID-19 pandemic. We were looking at levels of concern, trends in telehealth, and needs for re-opening, and what we found was not surprising. One of the barriers to…

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COVID-19: The Physicians’ Perspective Survey

The Physicians’ Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization composed of more than 20 state and regional medical societies nationwide seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and facilitate the delivery of high-quality health care to patients. They are launching a survey to learn how COVID-19 is affecting…

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AFMC Webinar: HIPAA Considerations for Telehealth

AFMC Webinar: HIPAA Considerations for Telehealth Thursday, July 9 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released official guidance encouraging the use of telehealth as a safer alternative to in-office visits. Additionally, OCR stated they would…

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Telehealth and In-Office Scripts for Clinics

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care has put together customized scripts for clinics to use to help communicate with your patients about telemedicine visits. The scripts, available in both English and Spanish, are designed to be customized by your practice and used for communications including social media posts (such…

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Thank You!

Two simple words can say so much...Thank You! To all of our friends and colleagues on the front lines, we see you and you are appreciated. #InThisTogether #ThankYou #SaysItAll #arkmed2020

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PPE Vendors at Arkansasready.com

The Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force has created a new website for resources and information on COVID-19. They have created a listing of PPE resources, as well as a list of PPE vendors in Arkansas. To view that information, visit arkansasready.com/ppe. PPE Road Show Update 5\7 - Clinics…

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Elective Surgery Call with ADH, This Wednesday, April 29

AMS is hosting a conference call  on Wednesday, April 29 from 12 - 1 p.m. for all interested physicians to hear and discuss the state’s plan to resume elective surgeries. Dr. James Bledsoe from the Arkansas Department of Health will be available to answer your questions. To join…

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AMS PPE Road Show: A Recap

The AMS PPE Road Show began Tuesday, April 21 with AMS staff making stops in Warren and Arkadelphia. The next day, trucks spread out across the state and made stops in Alma, Springdale, Mountain Home, Jonesboro, and Little Rock.  Supplies of gowns and gloves  were allocated based on…

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Wroten Named to Economic Recovery Task Force

On April 18, Governor Asa Hutchinson has created the Governor’s Economic Recovery Task Force to develop an industry-specific strategy and make recommendations to the Governor for Arkansas’s economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. AMS Executive Vice President David Wroten was named to the task force, along with…

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