Dr. Steven Orland has been installed as 230th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ).
At MSNJ’s 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 7, 2022, Dr. Steven Orland was installed as the 230th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey. Dr. Orland has been a member of MSNJ since 1987, and a member of the board of trustees since 2017.
In his inaugural speech, Dr. Orland shared his vision for the future of MSNJ and outlined his goals for his upcoming term:
“If the last two years has taught us anything, it is that we need to open our eyes to the larger medical world beyond the individual doctor-patient relationship.
There are significant inequalities in the healthcare system, and these became more obvious during the pandemic – things like population health, maternal health and the effects of the pandemic on minority populations.
During my presidency, I am dedicated to examining issues and discovering solutions that would improve the overall state of healthcare here in New Jersey. Some of my priorities include:
- Further examining the prior authorization process, so that physicians can concentrate on delivering quality care and patients can receive the treatments they need without having to go through any hurdles.
- Improving the physician workforce in New Jersey by working collaboratively with the Legislature and other stakeholders to improve the licensure process and loan forgiveness programs.
- Promoting team-based care, with physicians leading the team, to ensure that patients receive the top-quality care they deserve.
- Advocating for easier, quicker technology adoption in medical practices and healthcare institutions across the state, so that physicians who are interested in electronic medical records (EMR) systems and electronic health information exchanges (HIE) can easily implement and utilize them.”