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Don't question your data security after a breach. Here are six strategies to keep protected health information safe.
CMS' Self-Disclosure Protocol: Good Intent, Bad Process
While the concept of physicians disclosing potential wrongdoing might appear valid on paper, it is actually more trouble that it is worth.
Healthcare Changes Present New Physician Liability Risks
Change can impact a physician’s two key risk exposures: professional liability and long-term disability. Here's how to reduce your risks.
Reduce Malpractice Risks When Treating Cardiac Patients
Internists, family physicians, and other physicians are often named in cardiology-related malpractice claims. Here are some ways to lessen your risks.
Incomplete Informed Consent as Good as None at All
Informed consent traditionally attempts to indemnify liability. Without disclosing risk and cost, it creates it.
Simple Ways to Ward Off a Lawsuit
Healthcare is two parts: the process and the outcome. The latter can get you sued, but how you handle and behave during the process can protect you.
Private Planes Pose a Significant Risk for Doctors
Harrison Ford's airplane crash is another unfortunate event that can be used as a teachable moment for physicians and their financial future.
Medical Practice IT Risk Assessment
Conducting an internal health IT risk assessment is a HIPAA requirement, and also protects your patients' data. To get started, use this security matrix.
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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