Physicians have a big challenge when it comes to managing online reviews: HIPAA. Although patients may say whatever they like, doctors are bound by HIPAA not to release certain information, and the lines can be blurry.
Healthcare is being delivered in a different environment from that of our predecessors, Dr. Wheeland says. Is it still possible for the solo dermatologist to succeed?
A medical practice owner should spend some of his/her time working on the practice, not just in the practice. We know this because we have our own practice ourselves. Even if the owner works “on” the practice, however, if they ignore one fundamental legal contract, all of his/her work may be in jeopardy — as a single bad event could wipe out everything they have worked so hard to build.
I recently attended a fundraiser organized by medical students for a Peruvian Medical Mission. As physicians, we enter medicine to help, heal and console patients. For some time, I have contemplated joining an international medical mission to help, heal and console the less fortunate.
Dr. Derm logged into his office computer system, only to find a ransom note from a hacker, asking for money in exchange for the safe return of his patients’ records. While this might seem farfetched, this situation happened to a small medical practice outside Chicago, Surgeons of Lake County.
What are the different types of hand sanitizers? Which is the best one for the dermatologist to use in the office?