2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatolog
The 2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is clinically focused meeting that will examine "the most up-to-date strategies and techniques for improving the quality of GI patient care" and help clinicians "demonstrate their value in an era of accountable care."
What Do You Do When Testing and Treatment Aren't Enough for Your Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders?
"We really have entered this new era of direct acting antivirals, and as of this fall, we've finally laid to rest interferon in the grave that we've all been wanting to put it in, for more than 2 decades," said Jacqueline G. O'Leary, MD, MPH, during her presentation at the 2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
"There are only 2 or 3 things I know for sure. Only 2 or 3 things. That's right. Of course, it's never the same things, and I'm never as sure as I'd like to be," nuggets of wisdom (from the novel "Bastard Out of Carolina," by Dorothy Allison) that Thomas Murray, Senior Director of Quality Measurement & Improvement, AGA, shared at the 2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
These days doctors are doing much more than just treating patients as they work through performance improvement measures as well as changes to their billing programs. The American Gastroenterological Association is working on ways to streamline the process to help doctors do their jobs more efficiently.