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Report Finds Varied Costs and Use of Resources Across Minnesota
A new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM) shows a significant variation in costs across medical groups in Minnesota, with the total cost of care increasing 5.6 percent from the prior year, driven largely by pharmaceuticals.
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MMA, U of M Medical School Release Resources to Encourage Preceptor Participation 
The MMA and the University of Minnesota Medical School recently released a "Community Preceptor Toolbox," a suite of tools and resources to improve the training and support for clinical preceptors. Read more here
Surgeon General Concerned with Youth and E-cigarettes
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, released a report on Dec. 8 expressing concern with increased e-cigarette use by young people. Read more here
Contribute Your Ideas on How to Build a Better EHR
Electronic health records are often cited as one of the major contributors to dissatisfaction and burnout in medicine. Physicians complain that there are too many alerts, screens are too busy and information is organized in ways that don't make sense. Minnesota Medicine is interested in hearing physicians' ideas about EHRs. What would you like to change about your EHR? What is something your EHR does that you wish it didn't? What doesn't it do that you wish it did? Send your ideas to
Save the Date: Day at the Capitol Set for Feb. 15, 2017
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol event, where physicians meet face to face with their state senator and representative to advocate for pro-medicine legislation, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15. Watch for future details.
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