Poll of the Week – Favorite Blog of 2011

December 20, 2011

We’ve compiled our top 10 most popular blogs of the year.

We’ve looked at the stats and determined our top 10 most popular blogs of 2011. They are: 

Oops, You’re Violating HIPAA and Didn’t Even Know It
Ericka L. Adler
The privacy rules created by HIPAA can seem cumbersome but every practice should evaluate its operations to make sure it is compliant.

The Top 5 Reasons Physicians Don’t Accumulate Substantial Wealth
Michael Zhuang
Our investment advisor / blogger shares his experiences from working with physicians.

What if a Patient Bills Your Practice for a Long Wait Time?
Marisa Torrieri
A woman in Santa Ana, Calif., recently made news for actually billing her physician because she had to wait 45 minutes for a doctor’s appointment. What would your practice do?

Seven Legal Errors Practices Make When Handling Medical Records
Ericka L. Adler
Releasing medical records to patients: Fact vs. Fiction

Top Five Trends in Medical Office Leasing
Jason Lewis
With major changes occurring in healthcare reform, the economy, medical tourism, and the overall age and health of the American population, the medical office market has been greatly impacted. The following highlights the top five trends in medical office leasing and how these trends affect you, the tenant.

To Charge or Not to Charge
Melissa Young, MD
The physician in me sometimes conflicts with the business owner in me. I’m curious to know what other small practices do.

Referral Rudeness Unnecessary from Colleague
Melissa Young, MD
I believe it is important to maintain a good relationship with our colleagues who refer patients to our practice. …I also expect a certain amount of decorum.

Bending Over Backwards for Patients
Melissa Young, MD
Most of our patients are very happy with the care they get from the physicians and from the attention they get from my staff. But I’ll give you a couple of examples of people who I feel just ask for too much. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong.

The ‘Top 20’ EHR Vendors and Microbrews
Marion K. Jenkins
I can think of no other industry – transportation, hospitality, retail, telecommunications, etc. - that would have anywhere near 20 TOTAL software providers/systems, let alone 20 “top” systems.

Drawing the Line Between Physician Boss and Friend
Melissa Young, MD
Sometimes, it is difficult to draw the line between boss and friend at a practice, especially when your staff fall on hard times in their personal lives.

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