Hospital & Physicians

Before You Hit Send Ensuring HIPAA Compliant Email Transmissions From Your Practice

Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA often keeps doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals up at night. Yet, since the healthcare profession requires an intense study and concentration, its no wonder that there is not a lot of mindshare devoted to learning the minutiae inside a dense rulebook filled with

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Almost half of healthcare visits are to emergency department Why?

Emergency departments (EDs) play a significant role in U.S. health care, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. EDs deliver 47.7% of medical care, and that number rises dramatically when looking at marginalized populations. The study, published in the International Journal of Health Services, looked at medical

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Two Texas ERs got bad reviews online. Now they want Google to help them find out who did it

Two North Texas free-standing emergency room operators want tech giant Google to give up the identities of nearly two dozen reviewers who rated them poorly online.Highland Park Emergency Center on Lemmon Avenue and Preston Hollow Emergency Room on Walnut Hill Lane filed a joint petition Tuesday in Dallas County District Court.The 30-page pre-suit deposition lists

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Texas Childrens doctor says artificial intelligence requires physicians to redefine their role in medical care

To coexist with machines, one physician says doctors will need to delegate parts of their jobs to algorithms that are better equipped to support patient care. In doing so, physicians need to redefine their profession to adapt to 21st century models of care, writes Bryan Vartabedian, M.D.

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What Are The Top IT Security Challenges Facing Hospitals

A recent survey of healthcare executives revealed employee awareness as their greatest cybersecurity concern. Even if comprehensive educational programs are already in place, it can be difficult for hospital administrators to stay on top of the latest IT security challenges and solutions. This is partially due to how busy physicians and care teams are on

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