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Annual Conference Highlight – Things to Do in Chicago
Summer Issue of JASPR Available Online
Want an iPad 2? Keep Your Eye Out for an Important Member Survey
ASPR Webinar Next Week - ACOs: Taking an Organizational Approach that Makes Sense
Bowling Anyone?

Annual Conference Highlight – Things to Do in Chicago

Things to do in ChicagoLooking for things to do while you’re in Chicago? What’s your passion? Ballet? Baseball? Brontosauruses? Classical music? Political satire? Modern architecture? Chicago has them all. In this city, you’re sure to find attractions that match your interests, and you’ll probably develop some new ones while you’re there.

The Education Committee has compiled a list of fun and interesting things to do. Step out for a breathtaking view with SkyDeck Chicago’s The Ledge, from 1,350 feet above the ground! The Ledge offers a unique vantage point of the surrounding cityscape in glass boxes protruding from the 103rd-floor Skydeck Chicago, formerly the Sears Tower Skydeck. The Art Institute’s Modern Wing showcases the museum’s collection of 20th century works. Consider a visit to Millennium Park or ride the Ferris wheel at the Navy Pier. Find more things to do in the conference section of the ASPR website.

Are you a foodie? The Committee has also compiled an amazing list of fabulous restaurants in town! Here are just a few of their recommendations:

Charlie Trotters
816 West Armitage
(773) 248-6228
Trotter is among the greatest chefs in the world, the menu is made up of the freshest, most artistically presented and eclectic items you could ever imagine eating. A must for any Foodie. Perfection is an understatement.

Frontera Grill and Topolobambo
445 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 661-1434
Award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality Rick Bayless has done more than any other culinary star to introduce Americans to authentic Mexican cuisine and to change the image of Mexican food in America. His two restaurants, Topolobambo which is more upscale and Fontera Grill a more casual dining experience, a must for any fan of Latin gourmet. The tequila selection isn’t half bad either.

Graham Elliott
217 W. Huron Street
(312) 624-9975
If you really like to have fun with your food, this contemporary American foodie joint is the place for you. From risotto with cheese-its and granny smith apples to chorizo crusted scallops with saffron bubbles, this is the most fun you can have with food. The website is very cool too.

Find more great restaurant recommendations in the conference section of the ASPR website!

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Summer Issue of JASPR Available Online

The Summer Issue of JASPR is now available in the Member Resources section of the ASPR website and the hardcopy issue will be arriving in your mailbox any day. Some feature articles in this issue include “Changing Attitudes Among Medical Students Toward Internal Medicine,” “Doctors Taking Patients Cards,” and many other great topics. Read the Summer issue today!

Want an iPad2? Keep Your Eye Out for an Important Member Survey

Thank you to those of you who participated in the ASPR Member Survey back in February! We learned some very valuable information that has helped us with planning our webinar series, increasing our social media presence, upgrading our website, and many other member benefit related decisions.

In order to make ASPR an even greater resource to our current members and to attract new members, ASPR has commissioned Aloysius, Butler, & Clark to help us with some research and marketing assistance. Please keep your eye open for an ASPR Member Survey that will be emailed to you directly from Central Focus within the next week or so. We greatly appreciate your time in completing this survey! If you participate, you’ll have the chance to win an iPad 2!

ASPR Webinar Next Week - ACOs: Taking an Organizational Approach that Makes Sense

Register today for this free webinar being held on July 27 at 2:00 EDT.
Speakers: Phil Dalton and Eric Themm, MDS Consulting

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As decisions about the particulars of the health care reform bill continue to forge their way through the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, new healthcare concepts, strategies and business models continue to arise. One such emerging concept is the Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”). The ACO is defined as an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and the overall care of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program. ACO’s could transform the delivery and financial components of healthcare. The Webinar will examine the aspects of ACO development, challenges, strategies and the efforts nationally to better manage a patient population’s quality of health end expenses.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Receive a brief introduction and overview of Accountable Care Organizations
  • Examine Hospital & Physician Opportunities under ACOs structural components of ACOs.
  • Learn the importance of a solid Primary Care Strategy for ACO Development
  • Understand some of the Operational and Legal Challenges facing ACO Development
  • Ascertain the various requirements involved to function as an ACO
  • Obtain summary case examples of systems with models functioning as ACOs.
  • Consider the potential business opportunities for providers and health plans resulting from new federal regulations being discussed
  • Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow up questions.

Register today!

Bowling Anyone?

Great food, great drinks, and horribly bad shoes make for a party you won’t want to miss! PracticeLink, ACP, Cejka Search, and LocumsMart invite you to join them at Lucky Strike on Tuesday, August 16 from 6-10 PM for an evening of bowling, billiards, Wii, cocktails, and good eats. This event is not part of the official ASPR Conference events, but is open to all ASPR Conference attendees.

Please RSVP by August 1 through LinkedIn. If you don't have a LinkedIn account, simply email Limited to the first 200 guests.

Important Dates
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