Medical Directors

Physician group changes name

The American College of Physician Executives is becoming the American Association for Physician Leadership. The association said it will broaden its programs and services and strive to "more fully support the physician workforce across the entire career span, from medical students to those in later career stages.

60 seconds with ... Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD

60 seconds with ... Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD

Q: What motivated the recent decision to extend AMDA membership to nurse practitioners? A: The last set of stats that I saw, about 25% of visits in nursing homes are done by nurse practitioners. This trend has been increasing over the last four to six years. We understand that in certain parts of the country, physicians might not be readily available. My take is it doesn't really matter who does the work, as long as someone qualified is providing the services.

Medical directors introduce program for improving dementia care

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Long-term care providers now can access a new interactive program for improving dementia care, developed by a prominent association of medical directors.

AMDA calls on long-term care providers to craft sexual behavior policies

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Staff and seniors both would benefit from clearer policies regarding sexual behavior among residents in long-term care facilities, according to a prominent physicians association.

Mobile devices help reduce medication errors in nursing homes, doctors say

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Using mobile devices as part of medication management reduces the number of adverse drug events in nursing homes, according to a survey of physicians.