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When Can Medical Documents be Disclosed in Court?
A recent ruling in Texas is important for physicians to know, because it shows that laws regarding disclosure can have exemptions.
The Temptation to Express Frustration with Patients
Physicians hold a sacred trust to guard their patients' secrets, dignity, and lives. Succumbing to the temptation to vent frustrations is never right.
Engaging Adolescent Patients: Key Questions to Ask
Engaging adolescents in their care and during the patient visit can be especially challenging. Here are some tips.
Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Medical Practices
Don't avoid social media just because of HIPAA fears. Social networking, done right, can bring multiple benefits to your practice.
HIPAA Liability Not Limited to Federal Violations
Court signals federal HIPAA violations do not prevent claimants from bringing a state common-law suit; cautions physicians on the extent of practice liability.
State Law HIPAA Claims Not Preempted by Federal HIPAA
State HIPAA laws typically work in tandem with federal rulings. And, in the case of legal action, related state statutes are found to apply.
HIPAA Compliance: 3 Changes to Patient Rights
At the MGMA 2014 conference, attendees learned about key elements of HIPAA compliance they may be overlooking. Many have to do with changes to patient rights.
Top 5 Reasons Physicians Give for Avoiding Social Media
Physician and social media expert Russell Faust describes the top obstacles preventing doctors from utilizing social media as a tool for their medical practice.
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