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Volume 112 | Number 1 | January/February 2015 GUEST | EDITOR’S DESK Bigger But Not Better: Hospital Mergers Increase Costs and Do Not Improve Quality by Arthur H. Gale, MD .............................................................. 4 GUEST | EDITORIAL Why Should We Be Politically Active? by Brian Biggers, MD ................................................................ 6 PRESIDENT’S FORUM Accountability: Crossing the Barriers by Jeffrey G. Copeland, MD ...................................................... 8 Breaking Bad (News) Death-Telling in the Emergency Department by Angela M. Bogle, MD & Steven Go, MD .................................... 12 Near-Death Experiences, The Mind-Body Debate & the Nature of Reality by Eben Alexander, III, MD ........................................................... 17 MISSOURI PHYSICIANS HEALTH PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT The Spirit of Compassion: Has It Grown Weak? by Robert Bondurant, RN, LCSW .................................................. 22 OPINION | HEALTH MANAGEMENT & INFORMATICS Why ‘Metrics’ Overload Is Bad Medicine by Victoria R. McEvoy, MD ........................................................... 32 MEDICAL-LEGAL | HEALTH MANAGEMENT & INFORMATICS How to Improve Data Security in 2015 by Deborah Juhnke, IGP , CRM ....................................................... 34 Missouri Medicine The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association -Since 1904 www.msma.org/MissouriMedicine Online Electronic Data Capture and Research Data Repository System for Clinical and Translational Research by Abu Saleh Mohammad Mosa, Illhoi Yoo & Jerry C. Parker ......... 46 Ethical Controversies About Proper Health Informatics Practices by Win Phillips, PhD ..................................................................... 53 Systematically Reviewing the Literature: Building the Evidence for Health Care Quality by Suzanne Austin Boren, PhD & David Moxley, MLIS ................... 58 Applying Concept Mapping to Solving In-Patient Mental Health Recidivism by Patricia Alafaireet, PhD, Adam Bouras, MHA, Howard L. Houghton, MD, Beau J. Lavoie, PharmD, Jaie P. Lavoie, PharmD, Beth Cressman, MHA & Saumil Modi, MHA .................................................................... 63 Physician-Management Interactions in the Current 2015 Environment by Lanis L. Hicks, PhD & Adam Bouras, MHA ............................... 67 ADDITIONAL SCIENTIFIC Health Protection for Nicotine Addicts: A Challenging Goal by Jane McHowat, PhD ........................................... 70 NOVEL THERAPY NICOTINE ADDICTION Carvedilol and Spirulina May Provide Important Health Protection to Smokers and Other Nicotine Addicts: A Call for Pertinent Research by Mark F. McCarty, BA, James H. O’Keefe, MD & James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD .............................................. 72 Advances in Ophthalmology SCIENCE OF MEDICINE Health Information Technology Advances Health Care Delivery and Enhances Research by Eduardo Simoes, MD ................................................................ 37 Effective Implementation of Electronic Medical Records and Health Information Technologies by Naresh Khatri, PhD ................................................................... 41 Artifi cial Vision: Hope for the New Millennium by Jonathan C. Tovey, MD & Dean P. Hainsworth, MD ........................ 76 FROM YOUR ASSOCIATION 2014 Missouri Physicians Health Program Contributors ................. 24 Annual Convention Program & Speakers ........................................ 26 Correspondence ............................................................................ 28 Missouri Medicine In the News ...................................................... 30 MSMA member names in bold 113 Madison Street  P.O. Box 1028  Jefferson City, MO 65102 800-869-6762  Fax: 573-636-8552  www.msma.org/MissouriMedicine Editor: John C. Hagan, III, MD  jhagan@bizkc.rr.com Managing Editor: Lizabeth R. S. Fleenor  lfl eenor@msma.org Missouri Medicine | January/February 2015 | 112:1 | 1

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