Michigan Medicine Magazine

A Publication of the Michigan State Medical Society

Michigan Medicine® is available to MSMS members and presents timely information on public health, medicolegal issues, medical economics, science, medical education, and legislative affairs affecting Michigan physicians and their patients.

May - June 2021


Cover Story:

Increased Competition:How Smart Digital Strategies Can Help

Also In This Issue:

  • Increased Competition:How Smart Digital Strategies Can Help
  • Can Patients Waive Malpractice Claims?
  • FFCRA Paid Leave Extension–What Changes Were Made?
  • Michigan Pediatric Vaccinators are Superheroes
  • COVID-19: A Call for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare

March - April 2021


Cover Story:

Michigan's Rural Health Care Landscape: Ongoing Challenges, Emerging Solutions

Also In This Issue:

  • Michigan’s Rural Health Care Challenges
  • Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Ask Human Resources
  • It's Kindergarten Roundup Time: Ensure Your Pediatric Patients Are Up to Date on Vaccines
  • Telehealth’s Newest Safety Risk: Distracted Patients Distracted Patients

January - February 2021


Cover Story:

New in Town: Fresh Faces Join Michigan Legislature

Also In This Issue:

  • President's Perspective: New Year, New Beginnings
  • Recent Approval of Settlement in BCBS Anti-trust Case Bodes Well for Positive Changes to the Health Care Marketplace
  • COVID-19 Vaccine as a Condition of Employment
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Are Here: What You Need to Know!
  • Interstate Licensure for Telehealth Can Fuel Medical Practice Growth

November - December 2020


Cover Story:

Michigan Licensure Requirements, MSMS Education and CME Offerings

Also In This Issue:

  • President's Perspective
  • How Does Our Supreme Court's Invalidation of the Governor's Executive Orders Effect Physician Practice and Workplace Safety?
  • Practical Implications of DOL’s Change to FFCRA ‘Health Care Provider’ Definition
  • Protect your adult patients from vaccine-preventable diseases
  • COVID-19 Is Changing Liability Risks and Litigation in Healthcare

September - October 2020


Cover Story:

Medicine's Great Leap Forward in Michigan 

Also In This Issue:

  • President's Perspective - Telehealth and COVID-19
  • Contracts Rarely Provide for Adequate Remedies When Software or Technology Fails
  • Personal Phone Use at Work – A Blessing or a Curse?
  • Liver Awareness Month and the Importance of Influenza Vaccination
  • Wearables Offer Wealth of Data During COVID-19, but Liability Risks Remain

July - August 2020


Cover Story:

On the Front Line Against COVID-19: Michigan Physicians Share Their Stories

Also In This Issue:

  • Is anxiety about a possible COVID-19 infection upon returning to work considered a disability?
  • Taking Stock: What COVID-19 Exposed and the Lessons Learned from It
  • Protect your patients before the upcoming school year!
  • Physicians Adjust to New Realities; Answer the Call to Advocacy
  • Elective Surgery Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making During COVID-19