ABMS awarded HHS contract to align meaningful use of HIT, ABMS MOC program The American Panel of Medical Specialties announced today a contract from the U.S. The agreement was awarded by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Strike. Weiss, MD, ABMS president and CEO. Aligning the MOC system and meaningful usage of HIT will help facilitate physicians’ knowledge, make use of and skill of HIT, and in change can lead to improved physician performance & most importantly, improving individual care. More than 750,000 U.S. Physicians are qualified by an ABMS Member Table. The government’s goal isn’t just the adoption of an electric health record system, but the use of technology to improve healthcare quality for the American people, stated David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, national coordinator for HIT, HHS.The Portland, Ore., based medical center is one of few hospitals in the Northwest to use the latest style of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Wes Rippey, chief medical officer at Adventist INFIRMARY. Benefits experienced by patients have included a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less loss of blood, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker go back to normal daily activities. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical Program will transform just how certain procedures are completed at Adventist Medical Center. The surgeon, with a master hand control and magnified look at screen system, is able to manipulate various medical instruments mounted on robotic arms that can fit small areas inside.