Tag Archives: Healthcare Professional

Can Medical Practitioners Be Held Liable To a 3rd Party?

Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals—the state’s highest court—ruled that physicians and healthcare practitioners could be found liable to third parties. In Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 09229 (December 16, 2015), the … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity 101: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

From a legal perspective, cybersecurity means that all confidential information, including patient health information (PHI), in a healthcare provider’s database or server is protected, confidential, and completely compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In order to … Continue reading

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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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The Pitfalls of License Discipline for Healthcare Practitioners

{4:00 minutes to read} Healthcare practitioners should be careful: What happens with your professional license in one state may affect your existing or future license in another. Many healthcare practitioners have licenses in multiple states. If your license in one … Continue reading

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Proceed With Caution: What Physicians Need to Know Upon Receipt of a Subpoena

{4:00 minutes to read} Upon receiving a subpoena, an attorney can help physicians proceed properly by providing detailed clarification and explanations while concurrently minimizing precarious errors. Before responding to a subpoena, it is important that physicians are aware of how … 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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Steps To Take Prior To Selling Your Independent Practice

{3:10 minutes to read} When a healthcare practitioner is thinking of their next step in life, regardless of the reason, they have to begin thinking about what to do with their practice. As a healthcare practitioner, if you have contingencies … 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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