The ACR continues to monitor the evolving healthcare environment and to provide education about how rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals can be included in new models of care, changes in reimbursement and issues related to these changes. A successful healthcare organization is one that is engaged, innovative, willing to change and keeps the patient at the heart of decision-making. As this period of change in healthcare continues, the ACR will continue to be at the table, helping determine what healthcare and healthcare delivery systems should look like for the patients served by our members.
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Explore This IssueJune 2014
Healthcare reform has put everyone on notice: patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, pharmacists, insurers, employers and many more. The system has changed and continues to change. It is our intention to help influence those changes in ways that Advance Rheumatology!
Joseph Flood, MD, is a rheumatologist at the Columbus Arthritis Center and adjunct associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, both in Columbus. Contact him at [email protected].
Kam Nola, PharmD, MS, serves as president elect for ARHP, 2014. Dr. Nola is the vice chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tenn. As associate professor, she teaches in the areas of healthcare policy and delivery, communications skills, caring for vulnerable and underserved patients, and rheumatology pharmacotherapy. She has been involved in rheumatology for more than 15 years.