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Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

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Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Physicians should take control of unclaimed online profiles and encourage patients to discuss negative complaints by phone.

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Health literacy tools encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians.

ACA: Surge in TV Ads Linked to Drop in Uninsured Rates

ACA: Surge in TV Ads Linked to Drop in Uninsured Rates

County-level health insurance coverage increased based on the volume of Affordable Care Act (ACA) television advertisements.

Privacy and Accountability: Corrective Action Plans to Correct HIPAA Breaches

Privacy and Accountability: Corrective Action Plans to Correct HIPAA Breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services may impose a corrective action plan (CAP) in response to a particularly egregious HIPAA breach.

On-Site Hospital Surveys Lead to Reduced Mortality

On-Site Hospital Surveys Lead to Reduced Mortality

Patients admitted during Joint Commission on-site inspections have lower 30-day mortality vs those admitted during non-survey weeks.

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

The American Diabetes Association has released a statement in opposition of the forthcoming American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Researchers found that diagnostic accuracy via cell phone app was on par with traditional digital imaging and internet-based workstation viewing.

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

The GOP-proposed plan will remove President Obama's mandate for health insurance, instead offering tax incentives to encourage Americans purchase coverage.

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

In an observational study, the 30-day mortality rate for patients treated by international doctors was 11.2%.

ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

The 115th US Congress is wasting no time considering reforms to the outgoing president's signature healthcare legislation.

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