Don't question your data security after a breach. Here are six strategies to keep protected health information safe.
Dispensing Samples Helps One Doc Care for Patients
While employed physicians often cannot accept samples in their practice, this independent doctor can and does, to help his patients in need.
Five Often-Overlooked Areas of Medical Practice Risk
Physicians are first concerned with treating patients. But they are also business owners. It is a mistake not to review potential areas of risk.
Medical Practice Strategic Planning for the New Year
Getting your medical practice ready for the challenges the New Year will bring should start now. Here are some areas to review.
Politics and Medicine — Strange Bedfellows
A recent study suggests that physicians differ in their approach to emotionally charged issues, like abortion, based on political affiliation.
Patient Acceptance of Medical Risk
I won't talk a patient into treatment, yet, I do have a superior level of expertise. My goal is that patients understand risk, benefit, and alternatives.
The Dangers of Copy and Paste in the EHR
Copy and paste can speed up patient charting in the EHR, but physicians and staff must be wary of propagating errors. Here are key factors to consider.
Four Common Strategic Planning Mistakes
The fundamental challenge of strategic planning is to reconcile the tension between the desire for preparation and the need for flexibility.
Four Ways to Reduce Diabetes Care Malpractice Risks
Diabetes care can raise some unique malpractice risks. Watch this 60-second video to learn what steps your practice should be taking to reduce the risks.
Compliance Plans and Your Medical Practice
Marcia Brauchler of Physicians' Ally offers tips on creating compliance plans to protect your medical practice.
How HIPAA Is Affecting Medical Practice Health IT
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA looks at the effect HIPAA is playing on the use of health IT at medical practices.
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 Top 10 Things Doctors Should Never Say to Patients
Poor physician communication makes it more likely a patient will file a malpractice lawsuit against you. Here are 10 things to never say to patients.
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