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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month  

The month of August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and the MOA is committed to raising awareness and providing educational resources to our physicians and the patients they serve. There are a number of online resources to help your patients understand the importance of immunization, including the Alliance for Immunization in Michigan (AIM). 
Link: Aim Toolkit
Social media hashtags:
#NIAM16 #MIimmunizes #AdultVaccines #vaccines
AOA Convention News      
MOA Members Serve on AOA Leadership: Congratulations to Board of Trustees First Vice President, Robert G. G. Piccinini, DO; Second Vice President, Bruce A. Wolf, DO; New Physician in Practice member, Sonbol A. Shahid-Salles, DO
To see convention photos from the MOA Facebook album, click here>
Next Webinar:
Building a Practice Team
Next webinar for Transformation Academy will be "Building a Practice Team." How can team care contribute to improving efficiency in your practice?  Can a physician's organization provide team support in my practice?  Who belongs on the primary care or specialists team? Hear how to identify the key staffing competencies necessary to support practice transformation and steps to begin the journey to patient centered medical home designation. Tips and recommendations on how to build a team and develop a champion or leader to drive transformation in your medical practice. More>

Launch: Michigan Electronic Death Registration System  
The Michigan Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) is an online system that allows death certificates to be completed electronically. Using the Michigan EDRS offers an increase in security, a decrease in errors, and more efficient reporting.   The system can also be used to better coordinate the completion of a death certificate with funeral homes, medical examiners, certifying physicians, and county and city clerks. A key feature of EDRS is that the administrative staff can access the system to assist both funeral directors and physicians in completing the death certificate.
In an effort to encourage the use of the Michigan Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) by medical professionals, the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics for the State of Michigan would like to share information with you about the process of filing death records electronically, and offer some FREE training opportunities. Using EDRS is also FREE. The EDRS requires only a standard personal computer with an internet connection and a fingerprint scanner. The required fingerprint scanner is provided to you at no cost by the State of Michigan once you become a system user. More>  
2017 MOA Dues Notices
The MOA will send dues notices in early August. The notices will be sent via email and will allow online transactions through the MOA website: www.domoa.org 
Sparrow Receives MDHHS Grant to Enhance Birthing Services & Reduce Infant Mortality 

Sparrow has received a $10,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to enhance critical birthing services and work toward reducing infant mortality. As part of the project, Sparrow will implement quality monitoring measures and improvements to its overall Birthing Hospital Project, aimed at addressing infant mortality. More>  
MHA: Honor a Healthcare Leader with Award Nomination   
The MHA is now accepting nominations for its Healthcare Leadership Award. This
award honors trustees, executives, physicians, nurses and others who have been outstanding leaders in healthcare and within their communities. Members have noted that being nominated for this award is, in itself, an honor.
To be eligible, a nominee must represent an MHA-member organization in good standing and have been actively involved with the healthcare organization within the last three years. Members are encouraged to nominate worthy candidates for the 2016 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award by the Aug. 18 deadline. Nomination forms may be submitted electronically or can be emailed, faxed or mailed. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA at (517) 323-3443.
Quick Links is a MOA newsletter for sharing news, resources and events. If you have any news/events/resources you would like to share, or if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Todd Ross
Manager of Communications
Michigan Osteopathic Association