Tag Archives: Healthcare Industry

Is an E-Signature Legally Binding?

{2:55 minutes to read} With the increase in business conducted electronically, it is now possible to sign documents electronically. Electronic signatures are accepted on more and more documents, thanks to the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act of 1999. But they are … Continue reading

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Websites, Social Media and HIPAA — Do You Know the Requirements?

{4:40 minutes to read} In this article, I will discuss the requirements for websites & social media to be HIPAA-compliant. As healthcare practitioners already know, the goal of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is to … Continue reading

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Webinar: Virtual Workshop for Dentists

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a webinar with business attorney, Elena Volkova on January 13, 2016 at 10:00am EST.  The dial information is 1-425-440-5100, pin 368421# or join from your desktop by clicking this link. … Continue reading

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Eager for More Time to Focus on Patient Care? Leave Compliance to Me!

{3:20 minutes to read} How can healthcare practitioners focus more on helping their patients? The answer: by having an attorney address the business aspect of their practice and handle compliance issues behind the scenes. My prior experience as a malpractice … Continue reading

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Understanding HIPAA: Is Your Practice a Covered Entity?

{2:45 to read} Many healthcare providers are subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); however, these laws do not apply to everyone. HIPAA relates to covered entities or business associates acting on behalf of a covered entity, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let These Legal Pitfalls Ruin Your Healthcare Career

{2:55 minutes to read} Working closely with healthcare professionals in my practice, I’ve noticed a number of trends over the past 5 years. These trends are often related to legal issues that arise at different phases of their careers. Entering … Continue reading

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Keep Your Workers in the Know

An employee handbook, as everyone knows, is a staple of workplace rules and regulations. An employee handbook lists: what’s acceptable and not acceptable in the workplace; policies regarding vacations; policies for filing or resolving any type of complaint; the hierarchy … Continue reading

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Departing from a Healthcare Practice? 12 Critical Items You May Not Have Considered

There are times when a healthcare professional needs to leave their practice. They may have decided to start a new practice or are simply withdrawing from the practice due to health, financial or personal reasons. Often, healthcare professionals have been … Continue reading

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Protecting Healthcare’s Private Practices

I am a business attorney for the healthcare professional. I have been practicing law for approximately 14 years, and a majority of that time I have assisted the healthcare professional. Starting at a very young age, I have been exposed … Continue reading

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