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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, november 3, 2016

New student organization focuses on business information for physicians


Matthew Nunley, a third-year medical student, has launched the Business and Leadership in Medical Practice (BLiMP) student organization to help students learn the business side of practicing medicine.

“There are many business and financial situations unique to physicians, yet most of us are unaware of how to deal with them,” he said. “While it might be easier for a healthcare management company to take care of finances, it is very beneficial for the physician to understand the business of medicine.”

Nunley said he hopes the club will inspire more future physicians to start a private practice once they have acquired the necessary financial skills and have been exposed to business resources. Read more.

OSU-CHS introduces Project ECHO

OSU-CHS is launching a new initiative designed to empower physicians in rural and underserved communities in providing specialty care to their patients.

The first of its kind in Oklahoma, Project ECHO uses video conferencing to connect rural physicians with clinicians in various fields to discuss and make decisions about patient cases.

“Project ECHO is a multidisciplinary care team comprised of specialists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, social workers and other healthcare professionals who are trained in treating specific diseases to change community healthcare outcomes,” Joseph Johnson, D.O., OSU-CHS obstetrics and gynecology chair and medical director for Project ECHO, said.

The first Project ECHO session is today on the subject of psychiatry. Future sessions will focus on addiction medicine, obesity medicine and women's health. Read more.

 ‘Feel the Power’ at Fall Staff Conference

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OSU-CHS employees are invited to the 2016 Fall Staff Conference,“Feel the Power: Communicating with Intentions," on either Nov. 17 or Nov. 18 at the Helmerich Research Center at OSU-Tulsa. Each day will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Williams, a motivational speaker from Training Evolution in Atlanta. He will talk about developing optimism and resiliency. Williams will also present breakout sessions on building strong relationships and developing influence.

Breakout session speakers will include Al Carlozzi, Ed.D, director of the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center and professor of psychology, who will discuss emotional intelligence in the workplace; Andrew Urich, J.D., OSU associate professor of management, who will speak on the power of influence; and Shelby Morris, OSU training coordinator, who will discuss active listening skills.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants. The registration deadline is Nov. 14. For the complete conference schedule, visit the Fall Staff Conference website. To register, visit the Learning Management System (LMS).

OSU-CHSI, OSUHAN ribbon-cutting and open house at new facility

The OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation and the OSU Health Access Network will host a ribbon-cutting and open house at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at their new facility, 810 S. Cincinnati Ave., Suite 112. Light refreshments and tours will be provided.

OSU-CHSI is focused on the development of innovative patient care and rural health care through entrepreneurship and data analytics. The center collaborates with OSU-CHS and the OSU Spears School of Business to create clinical and business models to advance their goals.

OSUHAN is a service organization that provides care coordination, improved access to specialty services, expanded quality improvement, case management and data analysis to enhance the capabilities of OSU SoonerCare Choice providers.