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Sometimes, a patient's family members can become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care. Here's how to address and deescalate the situation.
Why Aren't More Doctors Using Telehealth?
Telecommunication technology holds great promise in improving both patient outcomes and access to care. So what's the problem?
The Chronically Late Physician
Staying on time is a challenge for this physician. But she concedes there are methods to improve her time management.
Boosting Practice Growth, Patient Rapport
Adding advanced practitioners to your practice can grow your patient base and still allow for good patient relationships.
How to Start Using Social Media at Your Medical Practice
Want to get more involved in social media at your medical practice but not sure where or how to start? Here's some guidance.
Data Breach Reporting Requirements for Medical Practices
The Anthem data breach illustrates the need for physicians to outline protocols in their practice to comply with new HIPAA reporting requirements.
How to Apologize for a Medical Error
Apologizing to a patient when an error occurs is critical to reducing malpractice risks, but it's very difficult to do the right way. Here are some tips.
Four Interactions that Lead to Malpractice Lawsuits
Four key physician-patient communication problems increase the likelihood of a lawsuit. Here's what they are, and how to avoid them.
How to React to Angry Patients
Handling a confrontation with an angry patient is critical to malpractice risk management. Here are five tips handle difficult encounters appropriately.
HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant.
Reduce Malpractice Risks: Infectious Diseases
The first imported case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. underscores the need for practices to actively address risks associated with infectious diseases.
The 8 Rules of Social Media for Medical Practices
Don't avoid using social media in your medical practice just because of HIPAA fears. Here are eight tips to get it right.
Facebook Use in a Large Group Medical Practice
Creating an online community through social media is great for patient engagement. It also helps your patients learn more about your practice.
Ten Things Physicians Wish Patients Understood
We asked physicians what they wish their patients understood about their profession. Here's what they said.
Top 10 Health Apps of 2014
Here is Physicians Practice's list of the top health apps for physicians and patients of 2014, featuring links to download.
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