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In 2018, OBG MANAGEMENT rings in its celebratory anniversary – of 30 years to be exact – with several features for readers in print and online.

Watch for a new series in conjunction with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on value-based medicine. For instance, what does value-based medicine mean, and how can ObGyns get out ahead? How are quality measurements determined? And which patient-reported outcomes really matter? In addition, how can the specialty educate its residents and students on how much things cost?

Don’t miss the writing contest that will feature readers’ chance to see their work in print! We have asked, how would you improve value-based medicine? What ideas do you have for improving metrics measurement at your institution, or what is working that you would like to share with your colleagues? We look forward to bringing those shared perspectives to all ObGyns.

Keep an eye out for the new Business of Medicine series just launched in September and which will continue into 2018. Series Editor and OBG MANAGEMENT Section Editor Joseph Sanfilippo, MD, MBA, has assembled a panel of medicine and business experts to tackle topics such as using social media to market your practice, business law critical to your practice, accounting 101, coding basics, ideal communication tactics, staff motivators, and much more.

Listen to OBG MANAGEMENT Contributing Editor Lucia DiVenere interview ACOG President Haywood Brown, MD, on his presidential task force on telehealth, also featuring task force member Peter Nielson, MD. They discuss the ideal uses of telehealth and ask, are you using it enough in your practice to reach underserved patients? And if not, why not?

Note the many upgrades within the issue pages as well, as OBG MANAGEMENT Art Director Mary Ellen Niatas applies her design talents to update the journal’s look, with a focus on calling out key points and practice implications for busy readers.

As always, look to OBG MANAGEMENT for the timely, evidence-based, practice-changing clinical content you are used to reading, with the content directed by long-time Editor in Chief Robert L. Barbieri, MD, and a Board of Editors who are ever active and always engaged in patient care, fulfilling the OBG MANAGEMENT mission of enhancing the quality of women’s health care.

—Lila O’Connor, Editor, OBG MANAGEMENT (loconnor@frontlinemedcom.com)

To contact Group Publisher Dianne Reynolds, call 973-206-8014 or email dreynolds@frontlinemedcom.com

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