Do the risks still far outweigh the benefits? THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE has changed radically in recent years. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, expanding roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, meaningful use, and ICD-10 preparation are just the highlights. But one change that often gets overlooked is the rapid expansion of telemedicine.
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.
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 Office of Inspector General Work Plan Fiscal Year 2015, you may not be missing a bestseller, but there is information that should be made note
The Newest, Cutting-Edge Procedures Unfolding in the Local Medical Community When the aortic valve narrows, causing chest pain, breathlessness, and weakness, surgery to repair or replace the valve is usually the preferred treatment. But for the old and frail, those who have had open-heart surgery, and those suffering from lung disease, surgery may be
Moving your office from fax to encrypted email Physician’s offices are under increasing pressure to produce a more efficient, compliant, and secure workflow to handle all aspects of patient communications. Industry risks, government regulations, and staffing costs drive the savvy Office Manager to continually scout out better processes for communicating critical information and building a
Developing treatments and therapies to fight this disease Pancreatic cancer research has proven the advantage of combination therapies, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy when given after surgical resection. Unfortunately, there have been limited advances for more than 20 years. Even though pancreatic cancer is an uncommon cancer, it has one of the highest mortality rates.
One-of-a-Kind Medical Training Facility Open in Tampa The University of South Florida is taking to heart the old adage “practice makes perfect.” Their new medical training facility in downtown Tampa, which occupies an entire city block, is a place where students and health professionals can learn new skills and rehearse them, practice what they already know, or
Intra-Ocular lens implants Technological advancements in Ophthalmology continue to amaze me even after 25 years of practice. In the past few years there has been an explosion in new intraocular lenses (IOL) available. These allow patients to experience better vision and more eyeglass independence. A cataract is a clouding of the natural occurring focusing lens