Putting A Lid On Waste

May 24, 2017 at 09:19 am by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News   It's common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Sutter Healt.... Read More

How to Promote Your Patient Portal

May 23, 2017 at 09:48 pm by Staff

There is a growing problem related to patient portals, and it has to do with patient portal promotion. This white paper contains a walk-through guide to help practice.... Read More

Buying or Selling a Medical Practice: A Taxing Proposition

May 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm by Staff

By Michael A. Igel, Esq., and Cameron Pariseau, Esq This is the first in a series of articles about key legal issues involved in buying or selling medical practices. The art.... Read More

Hospitals Checking To See If Patients' Cupboards Are Bare

May 20, 2017 at 10:36 am by Staff

Charlotte Huff Kaiser Health News   Sherry King had lost her job as a dental assistant and was stretching her food, sometimes going without any fresh fruit or vegetabl.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Offers Sources for Help with Cyber Attack

May 17, 2017 at 11:24 am by Staff

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of 'WannaCry' (also known as 'WannaCrypt') ransomware infections in several countri.... Read More

Overwrought Marketing? Ads, Not Research, Create Some Pharma Best-Sellers

May 16, 2017 at 08:57 pm by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News An overhead light drawing attention to his face, actor Danny Glover starts to cry, dropping his head into one hand -- then, he abruptly swit.... Read More

The Increasing Benefits of Using Electronic Patient Portals

May 14, 2017 at 12:41 am by Staff

By SONDA EUNUS, MHA As most medical practices move towards using electronic medical record (EMR) systems, electronic patient portals are becoming more prevalent. Most EMR.... Read More

Why is Data the Medicine to Cure Modern Healthcare?

May 14, 2017 at 12:18 am by Staff

By ABHINAV SHASHANK The world of healthcare analytics is vast and can encompass a wide range of data that has the incredible potential to tell stories about health and hea.... Read More

AMA Statement on Anthem Termination of Cigna Merger Agreement

May 13, 2017 at 04:18 am by Staff

Statement attributed to Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., President, American Medical Association "Today's action marks the end of a proposed merger that the American Medical Associati.... Read More

Medical Marketing

May 09, 2017 at 07:49 pm by Staff

By KELLI MURRAY It's easier than ever for consumers to provide near real-time feedback on their experiences. From Amazon, Yelp, FaceBook, and Google to GlassDoor, HealthGrad.... Read More

CPA Speak - Tips for Physicians

May 09, 2017 at 07:28 pm by Staff

Sponsored Editorial An Open Letter to Central Florida Physicians from CPA Solutions My Mother was a Pediatrician and I grew up with an enormous admiration for doctors. Yet my.... Read More

HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS: Apple and Google: The Next Big Pharma

May 09, 2017 at 07:06 pm by Staff

By JOHN NOSTA The big news recently is that Apple is reportedly secretly developing a dermal sensor for measuring blood glucose and the management of diabetes. It seems to b.... Read More

Risk Adjustment 101: Ignoring These Could Cost You Millions

May 07, 2017 at 12:42 pm by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank For a long time, healthcare insurance companies used to overlook people who were likely to be high-cost. As the landscape changed with new regulations, ins.... Read More

How To Ease The Financial Pain Of High-Deductible Health Plans

May 04, 2017 at 01:02 am by Staff

Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News   No matter what happens to the Affordable Care Act, one health care trend is fairly certain to continue: A growing number of you will h.... Read More

Before Ransomware Strikes

Apr 29, 2017 at 08:05 pm by Staff

By CRAIG MUSGRAVE Senior Vice President, Information Technology The Doctors Company The bar has been raised on HIPAA and ransomware attacks. Under its guidance released last.... Read More

Drugmakers Dramatically Boosted Lobbying Spending In Trump's First Quarter

Apr 23, 2017 at 06:36 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin Kaiser Health News Eight pharmaceutical companies more than doubled their lobbying spending in the first three months of 2017, when the Affordable Care.... Read More

Using Technology, Data to Turn the Tide on Alarm Fatigue

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm by Staff

By DAVID CONDRA Imagine that your home security system sounds an alarm at random intervals multiple times of the day, often for no urgent reason. Do you think after a while yo.... Read More

5 Reasons Why Patient Engagement Means Consumer Engagement

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm by Staff

By DAVID LEE SCHER, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS Sponsored by MedSpeaks There are clear threads between consumer and healthcare delivery with regards to adoption of digital technolo.... Read More

Sports Innovation in the Sunshine State

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm by Staff

By ANDREW WIXSON, MedSpeaks Spring is in the air and the sports industry in Central Florida is blossoming! This time of year brings a combination of youth, college, and prof.... Read More

Saving Healthcare Costs

Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am by Staff

By PL JETER On page 19 of Maine Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget is a line item that captured the attention of lawmakers in the tiny northeastern state of 2.3 million - and.... Read More