Cardiologist Michael Sills visited the Commerce Rotary Club on April 25th, 2012 to discuss the future of the healthcare industry, and the ups and downs of the current system.
Acronyms abound in the medical profession, and Dr. Sills' presentation took little exception. Rotarians came away from today's meeting with a better understanding of Electronic Medical Records, Electronic Hospital Records, HITECH, HIE, and a host of other essential aspects of healthcare in the 21st century (and their abbreviations.)

"We need to get to a place where a given patient's care history is readily available at every point of care," said Sills, after weighing out some of the pros and cons and offering a better understanding of the real implications of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as "Obamacare."

Dr. Sills currently works within the Baylor Healthcare System.

See pictures from today's presentation.

Also of note at this meeting was a surprise visit by District Governor Bud McBrayer who enjoyed our meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and reminded the Commerce club of the district convention being held just over the Red River at the Choctaw Resort and Casino in mid-May.