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State of the Health of Chicago: October 14, 2017

In 2017, the dominant force in health care is the state of the legislation being developed in Washington regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (which is complicated by several related issues in the Illinois government).  These forces are expected to affect the fundamental operations of many Chicago area health organization in a major way.

As many of the ramifications may represent a radical departure from the status quo, and may take several months to fully play out, these organizations must plan and operate under circumstances of high uncertainty.  Thus, this year, in addition to highlighting the legislation and its implications for the organizations, we seek to help equip them to operate successfully under such conditions of uncertainty.

Welcome to the new IOMC website!

29 Mar 2017 10:08 PM | IOMC

Welcome to the new IOMC website! We hope that you will be as excited as we are about the improvements and features you will find. Please take a few minutes to explore the site. Update your profile and upload a photo. It’s also possible to upload a Biosketch if you’d like. Let us know if there are elements you’d like to add. Among the new features is the forum. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on topics of importance. Right now, there are three topics ready for comment—healthcare reform/change,the opioid epidemic, and gun violence. Let us know if there is another topic of significance that you think IOMC fellows would like to discuss.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up for the Leadership Breakfast coming up on April 5 th . The topic—Housing is Healthcare—continues the theme for this year of addressing issues that impact health, but are outside the realm of medical practice. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting and Dinner. It will be held on Thursday, June 8 th at the Union League Club.

Finally, take this opportunity to pay your 2017 dues if they are still outstanding. We know you’ll find the website site a much easier interface.

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS

President, Institute of Medicine of Chicago

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