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FALL 2012

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is around 70 years old, and some have also had bypass surgery and other procedures. "I need a way to deal with oncology and the patient's other medical problems," Sandler explains. "QuantiaMD provides a user-friendly environment for keeping up with case presentations and lectures by notable experts," Sandler says. QuantiaMD presents cases and asks the physicians what they think a particular malady is. "It is fun because there is actual feedback," says Sandler. "They give you the correct answer and after three to four cases, you see how you did and how your colleagues did." Using QuantiaMD, Sandler can easily select the topics he is interested in, including mental illness. "Some patients come in with mental stress due to all the maladies they have. I can't think of any other avenue I would use to look at this topic," he says. Other topics covered by QuantiaMD include HIPPA regulations and legal issues that are important to a medi- cal practice. "I have shared it with several colleagues," Sandler says about the app. "When I have called for support for minor issues, Quantia has been very helpful." The R3 App, a HITS-based screening instrument S ociety has its failings, including domestic abuse. Physicians recognize symp- toms of mistreatment but need better ways to com- municate questions to those affected. To meet such challenges, Harbor House of Central Florida, Inc., a successful domestic violence shelter and counseling program, created the R3 App, a domestic abuse screening app that uses the HITS screening tool recognized by the CDC. The app is compatible with the iPad and iPhone, enabling physicians to hand the tool to their patients for self-screening. The app, which includes a comprehensive list of do- mestic abuse resources in the U.S. by their zip codes, is freely available for both Apple and Android devices. Ademola Adewale, M.D., is an emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital, East Orlando, and a fan of the R3 App. Adewale interacts with a diverse population of some 79,000 patients per year in the emergency de- partment, too many of whom fall prey to their partners. "We identifi ed that intimate partner violence is preva- lent in our population. Data suggests that it is under reported," Adewale says. Due to the awkwardness that doctors confront when inquiring about abuse, Adewale sought a self-reporting application he could readily in- sinuate into treatment. "This application makes the screening process seam- less," he says. When the physician has evaluated someone and fi nds Continued F or more than a century Huntsville Hospital has been a leader in serving patients through locally-owned, not-for-pro⇒ t health care. Huntsville Hospital Health System includes the main hospital (a Level I and Regional Referral Center) and the adjacent Women & Children's Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center and Regional Reference Center, Madison Hospital, as well as af⇒ liate relationships with Athens-Limestone Hospital, Helen Keller Hospital in Shef⇒ eld, Red Bay Hospital, Parkway Medical Center and Decatur General Hospital. The Health System also includes The Heart Center, Inc. of Huntsville, the region's largest cardiology practice, and Huntsville Hospital Physician Network, a multi- specialty organization of employed physicians. Huntsville Hospital Health System represents more than 9,000 employees and is the eighth largest publicly owned health care system in the United States. North Alabama offers excellent school systems, great golf courses, mountains, lakes and rivers, trails and other outdoor activities, ⇒ ne dining, shopping, and historical sites and museums. We are a high- tech, family oriented, multi cultural community located in the fastest growing area of the state. We boast the highest number of PhDs per capita in the nation and average the highest income per capita in the Southeast. Come be a part of our community — we can't wait to meet you! Needed Specialties Include: • Maternal Fetal Medicine • Critical Care/ Pulmonologist • Hospitalist • Internal Medicine • Family Medicine • Urology • Pediatrician • OB/GYN • Nephrology • ENT • Anesthesia • Pediatric Critical Care • Rheumatology • Emergency Medicine • Gastroenterology • Vascular Surgery For more information on any of our opportunities, hospitals and/or community, please contact Kimberly Salvail, AASPR Physician Recruiter Huntsville Hospital Health System Of⇒ ce: 256-265-7073, Fax: 256-265-7743 Cell: 256-468-4857 kimberly.salvail@hhsys.org www.huntsvillehospital.org FALL 2012 PracticeLink.com | 21

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