HIPAA Compliance

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4 Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations on Social Media

Social media certainly has advantages for medical practices when it comes to branding and marketing to new patients. However, social media has placed many medical professionals in the crossfire of HIPAA violations. With little guidance available, it’s easy for medical professionals to make seemingly small mistakes online, but these mistakes can have huge consequences. The […]

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Practice Management Column: Choosing Your Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Electronic medical records are fast replacing traditional paper records in medical practices and hospitals. Beginning January 1st, 2011, the United States Government (via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) began offering significant incentives to physicians and medical facilities making the switch from traditional paper records to more efficient EMR software. Physicians can be awarded up

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Plastic Surgeon is Sued for Misuse of Patient Photos

A recent scandal involving before-and-after breast augmentation photos on a plastic surgeon’s website has stirred a very relevant debate involving medical confidentiality and web marketing practices. A plastic surgeon had received permission from certain patients to publish photos of their naked breasts both pre and post augmentation for the surgeon’s online portfolio. Their names, however,

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