Salus University announced that Rear Admiral Michael H. Mittelman, O.D., M.P.H., will succeed Thomas L. Lewis, O.D., Ph.D., as the university’s next president. Currently serving as Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy and Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Mittelman will complete his service with the Navy before starting as Salus University president sometime in late spring or early summer 2013. Dr. Mittelman earned his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in May 1980. He is past president of the Armed Forces Optometric Society and he recently received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the American Optometric Association.
In 2011, 55% of physicians had adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system, and nearly one-half of physicians currently without an EHR system plan to use one within the next year, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The vast majority of physicians who use EHR systems (85%) reported being somewhat satisfied (47%) or very satisfied (38%) with their system. Among EHR adopters, 74% believe that using their system enhanced overall patient care.
Just a reminder: August is National Children’s Vision & Learning Month. Are you helping those kids get ready to go back to school?