Dialysis

Outside ASN: Updates to HIPAA Suggested (HIPAA Journal)

“The American Medical Informatics Association [AMIA] has suggested now is the time to update the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to make sure the legislation fits today’s connected world”.

Announcement - Targeting Zero Infections: A NTDS Webinar Event on May 23

On May 23, NTDS will offer the first in its new webinar series. The webinar event will present a case-based approach to strengthening infection prevention strategies with the nephrologist as leader and champion.

JASN - Gene Editing: Powerful New Tools for Nephrology Research and Therapy

In the October 2016 issue of JASN the following article was published focused on new technology, especially the CRISPR/Cas system, and how it may be used for nephrology research and therapy.

Abstract Submission Window for ASN Kidney Week Now Open

Abstract submissions for ASN’s Kidney Week 2017 can now be submitted for review. The window will be open from April 12, 2017 through June 8, 2017 (2pm EDT).

Please be sure to examine the 
full details of the Call for Abstracts.

CHRONIC Care Act Introduced in Senate

The CHRONIC Care Act introduced recently to the Senate, if enacted, will permit dialysis patients to use telehealth services from their home - the first Medicare patients allowed to do so.

A Portrait in Gray: What Does an Older STEM Workforce Mean for the Future of Research?

An examination into potential effects of an older workforce on academic research by Kurtis Pivert, ASN"s Data Science Officer.

Possible Effects of the Travel Ban on Nephrology

ASN's David White breaks down how the Trump administration travel ban and subsequent court battles may have an effect on the future of the nephrology workforce.

ASN Data Bytes: Academics Offer Diverging Opinions on Nephrology Procedures

A recent ASN Flash Poll found differing opinions among academic nephrologists over procedures, specifically catheter placements and kidney biopsies. Stewart Lecker, MD, PhD, on behalf of the ASN Workforce and Training Committee, developed the survey to capture current perspectives on procedural competence among training program directors (TPDs), associate TPDs (APDs), and division chiefs.

Following the Trail of the Affordable Care Act Debate: Part 4

Tax credits, Medicaid expansion, 5 principles outlined by the president -- Zach Cahill and David White keep you informed.

Virtual Reality as a Tool for Engaging Students in STEM

"Engagement hinges upon authenticity."

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