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Making the Most of Electronic Prescription Systems

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice, Physician Law Practice|

It comes as no surprise that electronic prescription writing is on the rise. Almost gone are the days when deciphering the scrawl on a physician’s prescription required the skills of a codebreaker. It’s now estimated that 90% of pharmacies and over 70% of physicians utilize electronic prescriptions systems. Like anything involving database management, it’s the case [...]

Using the HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice, Physician Law Practice|

If questions about whether your organization is HIPAA compliant are keeping you up nights, get some much-needed rest by using the HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool (SRA) provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).  The online tool, on which the ONC collaborated with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) [...]

Patient Portals are Improving Healthcare

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice, Physician Law Practice|

In recent years, the adoption of digital record storage and communication has had a significant impact on healthcare.  By and large, that impact has been overwhelmingly positive for both patients and providers.  Many providers and hospitals who demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of certified electronic health records (EHRs) now may qualify for incentive payments through Medicare’s EHR [...]

Healthcare and the Internet of Things

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice|

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the term for the abundance of devices in existence today that connect to the Internet in order to perform some function. IoT has made its way into nearly every aspect of people’s lives, and it’s starting to find a place in healthcare as well. This has given rise to [...]

Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make When Acquiring A Medical Practice

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice, Physician Law Practice|

Building a profitable medical practice from the ground up takes years and a considerable, long-term financial commitment. Today many physicians in private practice choose to purchase established practices that come with patients, records, equipment, employees and office space. Buying a private practice is one of the biggest decisions many physicians will ever make, so it’s important [...]

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Medical Practice

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Compliance, Hospital Law Practice, Physician Law Practice|

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become a regular part of our daily lives—there is no ignoring that fact. Many workers in the health care field use social media each day, often during work hours.  While there are some benefits to having employees active on social media, there are many risks as well, making [...]

Adding Physician Extenders to a Medical Practice

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Physician Law Practice|

Physicians who are swamped with work often find themselves wondering whether it would be more cost-effective to add another physician to the practice or as an alternative, a physician extender (also called non-physician practitioner). While hiring a doctor may seem like the logical choice (considering that he or she can do everything you can do), adding [...]

Intellectual Property Protection for Physicians

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Physician Law Practice|

The best physicians are constantly looking for ways to improve healthcare with new techniques and procedures. Many physicians find themselves doubling as inventors, creating products, treatments, or medicines to improve outcomes for their patients. Physicians who are employed by a hospital or medical practice may be surprised to find that their inventions, even those developed away [...]

Key Components of a Physician’s Non-Compete Agreement

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Physician Law Practice|

Also known as a restrictive covenant, a noncompetition clause, or covenant not to compete, a physician non-compete agreement is a clause in the contract between the employer and physician that imposes certain limits on where a physician may practice after the employment covered by the contract ends. An agreement not to compete restricts the physician from [...]

Physician’s Employment Agreement Essentials

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Physician Law Practice|

The business of healthcare has changed a great deal in recent years. Reimbursements are lower than ever before, costs are up and regulatory restrictions are at an all time high. Given these conditions, it is more important than ever before that medical practices develop strong, thoughtful employment agreements with their physicians to set expectations and outline [...]