Post Tagged with: "physicians"

How Happy Are US Doctors?

How Happy Are US Doctors?

July 15, 2015


In general, the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians found that being younger, female, employed and practicing primary care are associated with being more satisfied with the profession of medicine.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Apple HealthKit – Epic Integration at Ochsner Health System – David Harlow Interviews Dr. Richard Milani

October 15, 2014


The first health system to announce that it had integrated HealthKit into its Epic EHR is Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. It is a 12-hospital, 40-clinic operation with over 900 physicians. I spoke recently with Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

August 17, 2014


Advice from health attorney David Harlow on Patient Privacy in the wake of the Johns Hopkins $190 million class action lawsuit settlement.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?

April 15, 2014


The HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule became effective just over one year ago. The compliance date was just over six months ago. Within about another six months (plus or minus), Federal regulators – at the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services – will begin a new round of HIPAA compliance audits.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA compliance audits coming; bits of detail emerge. Get ready now!

February 26, 2014

1 comment

Once those questionnaires hit the street, the full force of OCR will not be far behind. In light of the latest multimillion dollar HIPAA penalty — this one levied by the Puerto Rican government against an organization that might actually be around long enough to cough up the big bucks, as opposed to Cignet (and there’s no telling what OCR might do in addition to that) — let’s just say it behooves all covered entities and busienss associates out there that have not yet put their house in order from a HIPAA/HITECH compliance perspective to do so now.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

SGR Fix – Can This Really Be Happening?

February 13, 2014


The Sustainable Growth Rate mechanism creating a zero-sum game for Medicare Part B reimbursement rates (dropping rates as volume picks up) has long been unsustainable, and so Congress has been messing around with short-term SGR fix legislation for years now.

Adrian Gropper, contributor, The Health Care Blog

It’s Doctors versus Hospitals Over Meaningful Use

December 13, 2013


The Massachusetts Medical Society may be the first to notice that Meaningful Use EHR mandates favor large providers and technology vendors. Control over the Nationwide Health Information Network sets the stage for how physicians refer, receive decision support, report quality, and interact with patients.

Health 2.0 Silicon Valley: A Chat with WorldOne & Sermo CEO Peter Kirk

Health 2.0 Silicon Valley: A Chat with WorldOne & Sermo CEO Peter Kirk

November 3, 2013


Dr Pat Salber (@docweighsin) chats with Peter Kirk, CEO of WorldOne and Sermo a go-to US centric though aspiring global physician community .

Kevin R. Campbell, M.D., F.A.C.C.

TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell on Obamacare’s impact on doctors

November 2, 2013


Vital Springs Technologies CEO Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu, Heritage Foundation’s Chris Jacobs and Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell on the impact of the health care law.

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Doctors are the biggest driver of health care costs

October 31, 2013


Physicians have the responsibility to protect patients from financial harm and be good stewards of health care resources.