May 11, 2018
“Our patients deserve from us the very best health advice and I am certain, after having reviewed this data over the past few years, that lifestyle medicine (better nutrition, more exercise and stress management advice) is what we should be routinely discussing with our patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease."
May 3, 2018
You can be part of a young, progressive group committed to community service, health parity, academic excellence, and the transformation of healthcare in Western North Carolina.
April 2, 2018
Recruitment for the NC AHEC Scholar applicants has started. The deadline is Monday, April 30 by 5:00 p.m.
March 29, 2018
CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8:00 PM EDT.
February 2, 2018
Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects, recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain and recognizing substance use/opioid use disorders. This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101.
January 29, 2018
On February 6, primary care providers will learn how to help their patients manage chronic pain effectively with pharmacological and behavioral health approaches that reduce the risk for opioid misuse and dependency.
December 15, 2017
Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain, resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects, recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain, and recognizing substance use/opioid use disorders. This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101:
November 13, 2017
The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is offering Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSOSM) trainings on November 30 and December 11 at its Biltmore campus to help healthcare providers, first responders and emergency personnel effectively manage normal deliveries and obstetrical emergencies.
August 8, 2017
In the state North Carolina, 17 of our western 23 counties ranked among the top for fatal overdoses in 2014, and all but 5 counties had higher-than-average rates of opioid pills prescribed per resident. To respond MAHEC is providing Treating Pain Safer CME, which meets the Controlled Substances CME requirement, and training to increase the number of providers offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders.
November 8, 2016
July 25, 2016
Information on NCMS' newest KIPL leadership program, Health Care Leadership & Management (HCLM).
June 17, 2016
The CDC will be hosting a seven-part webinar series about the Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, which will begin on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00pm EDT.
March 9, 2016
Behind the scenes at WCMS, we've been busy rolling out our 2016 strategic plan
(the strategy is based on interview data from our membership and community partners). It's going to be a meaningful year with a jam-packed agenda. WCMS is tackling head-on one of the most pressing issues facing physicians: burnout.
May 20, 2014
Is getting your Medicare and other patients to finish advanced directives giving you a headache? Here’s some free local help to actually get the job done, with minimal effort on your part.
May 2, 2013
This training is for Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Others who will benefit from the course are nurses, social workers, health educators, public health workers and chaplains.