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Message from the President

Welcome to the newly redesigned and reconceived Chicago Medicine magazine.

This issue marks the first redesign of our venerable magazine in more than 20 years, and is another reflection of our commitment to better serve you and keep up with the changing times.

The new Chicago Medicine will arrive at your home each month, giving you the opportunity to review it at your leisure.

Beyond the sleek modern appearance, you’ll find articles of greater range and depth.

Each issue will help you to adapt in a shifting and uncertain healthcare environment. Thanks to our partnership with the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, you’ll receive timely legal, legislative, and regulatory updates. Through columns, articles, and opinion pieces the magazine will address new technology, social media, advocacy initiatives, clinical and academic issues, public health, and medical education. Another focus will be the financial and economic trends affecting our profession, and helping you make your practices more efficient and prosperous. Our experts are well versed in contracting, risk management, practice sales and mergers.

A rejuvenated Chicago Medicine goes hand-in-hand with our redesigned CMS website.

With new electronic capabilities, we are expanding the CMS physician community with online forums, committee sections, and blogs. In addition to a job board and career center, CMS now offers DocBookMD, a smartphone platform and HIPAA-compliant professional network for doctors to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate.

At members’ urging, we’re also building a coding exchange that will keep all specialties informed of coding updates and provide meaningful communication with medical billing experts. Students and residents, women physicians and senior members can access sections built around specific needs and interests.

The Chicago Medical Society was founded to raise the standards of medical practice and promote public health in the community. In keeping with that core mission, CMS launched its first publication in 1891, a periodical designed to inform and educate members.  In 1902, CMS began publishing a weekly bulletin that eventually evolved into a newsletter and magazine. Now, as the magazine enters a new era, we welcome your feedback and suggestions for continued improvement.

Thomas M. Anderson, MD

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