This is an invitation.
First, we invite all physician executives who work in information technology to participate in our initial and, we hope, annual compensation survey for physician IT leaders. The survey is jointly sponsored by Modern Physician, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and the Physician Executive Management Center. A link to the online survey form is on our Web site, ModernPhysician.com, under the maroon "Take a look" banner. We'll report the results in the July issue.
Second, even if you're not into medical informatics, chances are good that if you're reading this column, you're a subscriber to the print version of Modern Physician. If you're a recent subscriber, chances are you gave us your e-mail address when you signed up. If so, we will be sending you a similar invitation soon via e-mail.
For the rest of you, I'm inviting you to go online now, bring this magazine with you (more on that later) and take a few minutes to register on ModernPhysician.com.
Our Web site is more than the online version of our magazine, although every story you see in print is available online. We've done a tremendous amount of work overhauling and improving the site, making it faster and easier to use as well as more visually appealing.
For example, we're in the process of developing a shopping-cart feature that will enable you to purchase individual archived stories for a nominal fee. It's a more convenient and less expensive way of buying items from our library when you only need one or two. If you're doing more in-depth research, say, backgrounding a speech or written presentation, we'll still offer search time by the day, week, month or year.
While registering for ModernPhysician.com, we invite you to register for MP Stat, our free e-mail newsletter, transmitted each weekday afternoon. MP Stat brings you the top stories of the day, concisely written and chosen by our staff of veteran healthcare journalists and editors specifically for you super-busy physician executives.
We're now offering another free news service, MP Point of Care. With MP Point of Care, you select only those topics you want to track-for example, CPOE, HIPAA, Washington or Quality. Stories related to your personal selections will be e-mailed to you the instant they are ready for publication on our Web site.
To register, go to ModernPhysician.com and click on the "Login/Register" link in maroon letters in the upper left-hand corner of the home page. When prompted, type in your subscription ID number from the mailing label on the cover of your copy of Modern Physician magazine. That entitles you to a bonus week of free access to ModernPhysician.com news stories. A cookie will be placed on your computer, and you won't need to log in again unless you switch computers.