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DocBookMD, a Perk of Belonging to KCMS Members of KCMS, we just wanted to remind you that you have access to DocBookMD, which is a HIPAA-compliant texting service. We encourage all of our members to take advantage of this service. If you are unfamiliar with DocBookMD, or would like more information about how it works, please see the attached presentation. DocBookMD Basics Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities For Retired...

Making the most of your KCMS profile

Making the most of your KCMS profile All members of The Kansas City Medical Society have access to our member site at members.metromedkc.org. Here, a member can create and customize their own LinkedIn-style profile page which they fully control. In this post, we’ll walk through the steps to customizing this profile. Logging in First, visit members.metromedkc.org and log in using the box on the right. If you’ve forgotten your password, or never logged in before, click “forgot password” and instructions to log in will be emailed to you. Editing your profile Once you’ve logged in, you will be taken to your profile page. You can edit individual sections here using the [edit] links on the right, or you can click “Manage Profile” in the column on the right for more options. After clicking “Manage Profile,” you will be at a screen that looks like this. You have lots of options from here: you can do a full edit of your bio, create and post to a blog, or create and edit profile pages, among other things – but those are the three we will look at closely. “Edit Bio” takes you to a page where you can change your profile information, alter visibility of information, and manage your email preferences. To return to the previous page once you’ve made your changes, click “save changes” at the bottom, and then click “Manage Profile” again. Creating and posting to a blog The blogs feature allows you to create and update multiple blogs, as well as subscribe to blogs written by other members. From the “Manage Profile” page, click the “Blogs” link to go...

Dr. Stephen Salanski, President Elect 2015

Dr. Stephen Salanski, President Elect 2015 Dr. Salanski is Program Director for the Research Family Medicine Residency Program at Research Medical Center. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City for five years. He is very involved in quality improvement initiatives and co-chairs the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC) which has written several chronic illness guidelines for use throughout the Kansas City medical community. KCQIC currently oversees a number of community-wide QI projects funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CMS. He serves as co-chair of the Center for Practical Bioethics Ethics Committee Consortium (which includes representatives of ethics committees from most Kansas City area hospitals), as well as co-chairing the Lee’s Summit Health Education Advisory Board. Dr. Salanski also serves on the Board of Directors of the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation -which oversees the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet program that provides emergency medical funding assistance to underserved individuals in the KC Metro area. At Research Medical Center, Dr. Salanski is a member of the Medical Executive Committee, Ethics Committee, and chairs the Bylaws Committee. In 2006, he co-chaired a grass roots committee “Vote Yes Clean Air Lee’s Summit” which placed a clean indoor air ordinance on the ballot in Lee’s Summit. The ordinance passed with a 71% majority – making Lee’s Summit one of the first smoke-free communities in the KC Greater Region. Dr. Salanski did his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas, then received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine and completed his residency at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas...

An Introduction to DocbookMD

An Introduction to DocbookMD All members of the Medical Society have access to an account on the HIPAA-compliant text messaging service DocbookMD. Setting up your Docbook account is easy. This post will walk you through the process step by step and provide a little more information on what Docbook is and how it can benefit you and your practice. Getting started First, download the free app to your smartphone. You can find it on the App Store here, the Android store here, or use the web version here. When you open the app for the first time, you’ll see a screen that looks like this: Click “Create Account,” and provide the email address that you receive Metro Med’s emails to, or your Metro Med Member ID number. At the next step, you’ll see a screen like the one below, which will verify your identity. Continue through the screens, which will eventually have you answer security questions to further confirm your identity. These questions may include a request for the last four digits of your social security number: these answers are not stored in any way and are completely secure. Finally, you will have to agree to DocbookMD’s terms and conditions and sign a HIPAA BAA. Once this is done, your registration is complete, and you will be logged into the app. At this point, you will be prompted to enable push notifications on your phone. Make sure these are enabled! This allows the app to provide a notification when you receive a new message. Now you are logged in and can begin using the app. If you would like to make edits...