HB463 And Its Critical Amendment

April 26, 2017

A quick email from you could make a difference in your drinking water. It can just say that you are in favor of lowering the standard for PFC contaminants in our drinking water. Testimony before the committee is even more effective.

Bill name: House Bill 463 and its critical amendment 

Volunteer Needed for New England Regional Medication Safety Advisory Council

April 26, 2017

The current five-year CMS contract for the England Quality Innovation Network/ Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) includes work throughout New England in the areas of prevention of adverse drug events in all settings and antimicrobial stewardship with a focus on outpatient settings and long term care facilities.  One part of our work, for example, focuses on helping clinical practice sites implement practice specific antimicrobial stewardship efforts based on the CDC recently released Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship (2016).  

Kognito: Free SBIRT Clinical Training Simulation Available for Any and All NH Providers

April 19, 2017NY Youth SBIRT Initiative

To support the sustainability of gains made through the NH Youth SBIRT Initiative in screening youth and young adults for substance use in primary care settings, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is offering free access to a simulation that provides participants with effective brief intervention techniques for addressing substance use and mental health concerns with adolescents. 

Public Health Advisory: E-Cigarette Use

April 18, 2017Cigarette Smoking and E-Cigarette Use Among NH Youth

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recognizes the important role health professionals play in a child’s life. The DHHS is asking NH health professionals that have youth as their patients to review the Public Health Advisory for Pediatricians: E-Cigarette Use Among High School Age Youth in New Hampshire and also check out the WMUR March health headlines

InforMed Mailing - Opioid CME Requirement

April 11, 2017

NHMS has received a number of phone calls regarding a mailing from InforMed announcing its opioid-prescribing CME course.

This is a legitimate mailing. The InforMed course was recently added to the NH Board of Medicine's approved course listing. Please note that you are welcome to choose any combination of courses from that list, equaling three credit hours, so if the InforMed course does not spark your interest, there are other options.  

Registration Open for NH Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings

March 27, 2017

NH Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are pleased to offer a series of FREE buprenorphine waiver trainings in NH this year. 

Fri. April 14: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester NH
Fri., May 12: Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH
Fri., June 9: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Help Wanted: NHMS Council on Education

March 22, 2017Help Wanted

The NH Medical Society Council on Education needs your assistance. The Medical Society is recognized by the ACCME to accredit local CME programs. We do this for 18 facilities. Each year a few come up for renewal and that is where we need your help.

2017 Medical License Renewal Applications Mailed

March 15, 2017

The NH Board of Medicine has mailed out renewal applications to physicians whose medical licenses expire on June 30, 2017.  Questions regarding the application should be directed to Peggy Berube: peggy.berube@nh.gov or (603) 271-6935.

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