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    • ISMS Members Making it Work: Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
      Two ISMS members are using a powerful free resource to make a difference in combating prescription drug abuse. As pain physicians, Sandeep D. Amin, MD, and Asokumar Buvanendran, MD, evaluate several patients a day in their office. Routinely, they use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program to c...
    • ISMS Members Making it Work: Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning
      According to a 2012 survey cited in the Institute of Medicine’s report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, more than 75 percent of respondents reported an interest in talking to their physicians about end-of-life care issues. The sam...
    • ISMS Members Making it Work: Increasing the rate of Hepatitis C screenings
      An estimated 157,000 Illinois residents are infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Experts have determined that baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) are five times more likely than other adults to be infected. Approximately 75% of people diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C in the Unit...


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