| Current Arkansas Medical News|
|Greenwood Historic MDs Exhibit Chronicles Century in Country Medicine|
GREENWOOD—A new exhibit of one small town's medical history at the Old Jail Museum in Greenwood provides an intriguing glimpse into how Arkansas medicine has changed in the past 100-plus years. For example, visitors can see a photo of Charles W. Hall, MD, who started practicing in Greenwood in 1915, holding a half-bushel of sweet potatoes, his pay for delivering a baby the night before.
| HealthCare Marketing Focus|
|State's Trauma System Taking Shape|
Officials Hoping for Heavy Hospital Participation
Funds to set up the state's trauma system should be delivered by September or October as officials encourage as many hospitals as possible to participate.
|Urgent and Emergent|
Nation's Trauma & Emergency System Nears Breaking Point
Congress is currently considering two pieces of legislation that many leaders in trauma care and emergency medicine consider a lifeline for their respective specialties. Without intervention, these professionals fear a time will come when a call for emergency care cannot be answered.
|Providers Await Feds Guidance on HIT Spending|
Billions Available from Stimulus Package
Billions of federal dollars are about to flow directly to medical providers to adopt modern health information technology systems that allow them to electronically exchange information with other providers and payers. But how they are expected to spend that money has yet to be defined.
|Does The HIT Stimulus Money Mean Smooth Sailing – Or Rough Seas?|
The cheerleading is fast and furious. The federal government and various medical organizations continue to hail the nearly $19 billion health information technology portion of President Obama's economic stimulus as the catalyst needed to break down barriers to widespread use of electronic health records. Yet there's an undercurrent of caution among providers, HIT entrepreneurs and the popular media.
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|Kenneth A. Martin, MD|
Orthopedic Surgeon Kenneth Martin's Work is Also His Hobby
LITTLE ROCK – Facing surgery can be a scary prospect at any age. For people whose religious faith is important to them, prayer can be an important way to prepare. It can mean even more when their doctor prays with them.