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Florida’s ranking in the best and worst states for doctors

New report helps reveal Florida’s workplace advantages and disadvantages for practicing physicians WHEN EXAMINING CAREERS, there are few jobs considered to be as esteemed as that of a physician. Being

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Two-factor authentication: What is it — and why is it so important?

UNFORTUNATELY, these days, even a secure password may not be enough to stop nefarious individuals. Whether the predator is a trojan that gets into your computer through malware and steals

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Countdown to ICD-10

| Considering the coding complications with non-HIPAA-regulated entities | THE GO-LIVE DATE for the ICD-10 conversion is fast approaching, and all HIPAA-covered healthcare entities should be working hard to be

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Joy Jackson making a difference in the public’s health

AS A CHILD in South Carolina, Joy Jackson sometimes accompanied her mom Barbra when she made house calls as a nurse for the local health department. She saw families that

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Mike Stuart’s practice joins a new family at The Barranco Clinic

WHEN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST Dr. Mike Stuart considers his life and practice, the term “family” comes to mind, especially since he joined The Barranco Clinic this past fall, a leading group of

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On the horizon for the medical community

| Polk County Medical Association to focus on new events and educational programs in 2015 | THE POLK COUNTY Medical Association (PCMA) is gearing up for 2015 with several events

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For providers: Notes for 2015 HIPAA budget and projects

WHEN IT COMES TO HIPAA enforcement and liability, one could say that “the hits just keep on coming!” If you have not had the time to experience the riveting read

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Q&A: Helping patients navigate the healthcare system

GETTING HEALTHCARE COVERAGE coverage can be tricky for those not covered by an employer’s insurance plan. We interviewed Melanie Hall, executive director of Family Healthcare Foundation in Tampa, for more

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How Dr. Damon Welch saw the light of his calling

Dr. Damon Welch, an Ophthalmologist with Eye Specialists of Mid Florida and a Polk County Medical Association member, believes strongly in being a role model for others.  Working alongside his

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Heartbleed HIPAA Documentation

If you haven’t considered your HIPAA requirements for Heartbleed yet, you should probably get started sooner rather than later.  If you don’t run a site that needed a patch you