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Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Breaches are becoming more common and ransoms are now part of the American lexicon.  Providers, health plans and their business associates reported 44 data breaches to the federal government last month which is the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since …

athenahealth partnered with the Los Angeles County Medical Association to host a dinner where attendees will view a presentation that will focus on thriving independently, patient engagement, and maximizing self-pay collections. WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 WHERE: Brio Coastal Bar and Kitchen 21532 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 RSVP

The California Medical Association (CMA) announced a new statewide collaborative effort with leading experts on physician wellness from the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center: Tait Shanafelt, M.D., center director, chief wellness officer and professor of hematology, and Mickey Trockel, M.D., project co-leader and clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. This new …

Technology and Physician Burnout How should doctors spend their time? Ideally, talking with patients about their pain and progress, examining their illnesses and injuries, and planning their treatment. But, that’s a shrinking part of clinicians’ days. Luckily, it’s a reversible trend. A study by the University of Wisconsin last year …

If you’re a physician of any kind — a doctor, a dentist, or another kind of medical professional with an M.D. next to your name — you’re luckier than most when it comes to obtaining a home loan. Different banks, including SunTrust, have a specialized kind of mortgage loan called …

Dear LACMA Member, My name is Sunny Jha and I am an Anesthesiologist at USC and I would like to serve as your Councilor-At-Large  for LACMA. As a medical student, involvement within the AMA and the AAMC provided valuable leadership training leading to my current service on the Boards of …

It is my honor to be nominated for the Councilor at Large position for the LACMA Board of Directors. After finishing residency at the LAC + USC Medical center in 1995, I was hired by the SF County Dept. of Health focusing on the mental health care of youth in …

With great enthusiasm and genuine eagerness to serve, I kindly request your support and vote to represent you as one of LACMA’s Councilors- at-Large. Since 2017, I have represented LACMA as a delegate to the CMA House of Delegates and actively participated in every annual session. Previously, I worked on …

It is a great honor to be nominated for a Councilor-at-Large position. The House of Medicine is under siege. Insurers are on constant lookout for excuses to deny payment. Healthcare systems are absorbing smaller practices at unprecedented rates. Medi-Cal payments don’t meet the cost of care. If we don’t stand …

My fellow LACMA members I seek your vote for Secretary of our LACMA. In all my years of service on the LACMA Board, my focus is to support constructive change with accountability, inclusivity and responsiveness to the needs of our members. As a Delegate to CMA and during my service …