HHS Region IX Dir. Herb Schultz and Hon. Barbara Lee Join Physicians Medical Forum Roundtable to Address Physicians and Healthcare Providers on Healthcare Reform

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Plus, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company Sponsors CME on Electronic Health Records ~ Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA | Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

This important roundtable forum will afford physicians and healthcare providers with an opportunity to better understand Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Healthcare Act

Herb Schultz, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-IX), and Cong. Barbara Lee (CA-9), Chair, CAPAC Health Care Taskforce, will join a panel of distinguished physicians and healthcare professionals to explore Healthcare Reform and provisions of President Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA). On Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) will host a roundtable discussion for doctors, vice-presidents, medical services directors, physician assistants, nurses, hospital/clinic healthcare executives and other healthcare providers.

Additionally, a NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company risk management representative will conduct a CME qualifying session that focuses on the implementation and use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Visit http://www.PMFMD.com for further information about the day's activities. Register online or download and fax registration form.

WHO:    
Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) and NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

WHAT:    
Roundtable Presentation and CME Activity
"The Future of Healthcare: Exploring the National Debate"
"EHR Best Practices: Lessons Learned in Litigation" (CME Activity)

WHEN:    
Saturday, September 15, 2012 | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:    
Oakland Marriott City Center, Junior Ballroom | 1001 Broadway, Oakland

COST:    
Complimentary (pre-registration required)

Titled "The Future of Healthcare: Exploring the National Debate," the Physicians Medical Forum presentation will examine Healthcare Reform and the ACA; the Supreme Court decision; and its impact on physicians, healthcare providers and their patients. Warren J. Strudwick, M.D., M.B.A., Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and PMF board member will moderate the panel. In addition to Schultz, the roundtable panel will include Honorable Barbara Lee (CA-9), Chair, CAPAC Health Care Taskforce; Marian Mulkey, Deputy Director, Health Care Reform & Public Programs, California HealthCare Foundation; and Albert L. Brooks, M.D., Chief of Medical Services, Washington Hospital, and PMF board president.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company will conduct "EHR Best Practices: Lessons Learned in Litigation," a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, presented by NORCAL Risk Management Specialist Katie Theodorakis. The presentation will support attendee's ability to apply risk management strategies in order to reduce negative effects on patient treatment, and the consequent professional liability risk associated with EHR (Electronic Health Record) implementation and use.

"Not only will this important roundtable forum provide physicians and healthcare providers with an opportunity to better understand Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Healthcare Act," said Physicians Medical Forum board president, Dr. Albert Brooks. "The panel will have a question and answer session following the presentations."

PMF Executive Director Stalfana Bello strongly encourages physicians to take advantage of the opportunity to earn CME credit. Other healthcare providers may receive CME certificates for non-medical doctors.

ABOUT PHYSICIANS MEDICAL FORUM (PMF):
The Physicians Medical Forum is an Oakland, CA-based non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage retention and recruitment of African-American physicians, and the betterment of health care for Bay Area communities.

PMF's primary purpose is to increase the number of Northern California African-American physicians, while eliminating health disparities; improving access to care; and maintaining diversity within the profession, thereby improving the quality of life for patients in counties that include Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sacramento.

ABOUT NORCAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY:
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. NORCAL designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their respective participation in the activity.

EDITORS:
To schedule on-site interviews with event hosts and presenters, RSVP to:
Stalfana Bello | 510-562-5560 | BHPUBREL(at)aol(dot)com

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