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Cybersecurity: Protecting your electronic health records

WITH THE INCREASED use of technology comes increased risk of cyberattacks. Anything transmitted or stored electronically is at risk of being stolen by a hacker.

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Removing trans fats from the U.S. food supply

National and local medical experts applaud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision AMERICA IS ABOUT to get healthier, and medical professionals nationwide couldn’t be happier. Two years after declaring

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Regina Ason’s journey to radiology

DR. REGINA ASON decided to be a doctor because of her father. Dr. Rafael Ason is a cardiologist, and his passion for science and healing was infectious while she was

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Ensuring our veterans’ surviving families get the health benefits they deserve

What physicians and medical staff need to know about dependency and indemnity compensation MEMORIAL DAY is a time to remember and honor those in our military service who made the

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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