#PWChat: Healthcare Predictions/Expectations for 2018

#PWChat: Healthcare Predictions/Expectations for 2018
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Join us Wednesday, January 31 at 3:00pm ET for P our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on the biggest predictions and expectations in healthcare for 2018. Topics to be discussed are subject to change but will likely include:

  • Predicted healthcare legislation changes and their potential impact(s).
  • Whether patients will be better or worse off than in previous years and why.
  • Why increases in both type and size of medical epidemics have been predicted for 2018, what, if anything can be done to avoid them, and what their impacts would be.
  • The launch of the All of Us study and what to expect from it.
  • Expected news in the area of antiretroviral therapy.
  • Big decisions that CMS will need to make this year in regard to drug policy and pricing.
  • Requirements imposed on the FDA by the 21st Century Cures Act that have 2018 deadlines and what can be expected from the actions the agency will have to fulfill.
  • Consolidation in the health insurance marketplace.
  • The impact on patients and physicians of expected increases in hospital system consolidation.
  • Exciting potential medical technology advancements/breakthroughs for 2018.
  • More…

How to Join PART II of the Chat

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Where have you been?! Just kidding, we don’t judge, but you should get one! It’s easy to create, and free. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. A couple minutes before 3:00pm ET on December 13, Search Twitter (top right of every Twitter page) for #PWChat.
  3. On the search results page, click Latest at the top left. This will show you all the latest tweets using the #PWChat hashtag. The page will automatically update every couple minutes, letting you know how many new tweets there are using the #PWChat hashtag.
  4. Answer questions, reply to other’s comments, or make a comment of your own as much and as often as you like. Just make sure to leave room in include #PWChat to make sure what you tweet is included in the chat. Otherwise, it won’t be seen.
  5. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @physicianswkly and @DrLindaMD!


About Dr. Girgis

Dr. Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP is a family physician who treats patients in South River, New Jersey and its surrounding communities. She holds board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and is affiliated with both St. Peter’s University Hospital and Raritan Bay Hospital. Dr. Girgis also collaborates closely with several universities and medical schools where she teaches medical students and residents.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Girgis attended the St. George’s University School of Medicine and successfully her medical degree. She went on to complete her internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, a program affiliated with Temple University. During this time, she was recognized as intern of the year by the faculty. Over the course of her practice, Dr. Girgis has continued to earn awards and recognition from her peers and a variety of industry bodies, including:

• Top Innovator in Healthcare award by Quality Insights, 2006
• Patients’ Choice Award, 2011-2012
• Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011-2012
• Bridges to Excellence Recognition 2012-2015
• NCQA Physician Practice Connections – Patient Centered Medical Home, 2012-2015

She is an Advisory Board member for Sermo. Additionally, she is a blogger for Physician’s Weekly and MedicalPractice Insider as well as a guest columnist for Medcity News and Health IT Outcomes. She published articles in several other media outlets. Recently, she has authored the books, “Inside Our Broken Healthcare System” and “The War on Doctors”. She has been interviewed in US News, on NBC Nightly News, and many other media outlets. Dr. Girgis’ primary goal as a physician remains ensuring that each of her patients receives the highest available standard of medical care.

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