Electronic mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other personal digital assistants are having a positive impact in healthcare. Clinicians have access at their fingertips to data such as current prescription information, patient data and clinical alerts. These devices come in handy for e-visits, medical news updates and to help improve communication between physicians and their colleagues. Surgeons use streaming audio to enhance concentration during surgery and the photographic capability of their devices to help educate post-operative patients.
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In this issue, large employment practices awards that include substantial punitive damages; criminal convictions under HIPAA; False Claims Act settlements inside and outside healthcare; the EU GDPR is in force and can affect US entities; and the Supreme Court’s decision on arbitration agreements.
In this issue, Yahoo pays $35m penalty; employees responsible for 53% of breach incidents; CA AG antitrust action; cyber derivative suits against directors; is compliance worth the money; income inequality; and various cyber updates for healthcare.
Without the proper lens, your sight can be blurred and workplace issues regarding equality and harassment can often times be hiding right under your nose. With the national conversation bringing these issues into better focus, it's important for healthcare leaders to heighten their situational awareness. Healthcare organizations need protection with solutions that ensure appropriate behavior and fair compensation. In our latest whitepaper, you'll learn how to take a proactive approach in re-examining your organization in order to achieve 20/20 vision.
One of Janet Yellen’s last acts as head of the Federal Reserve was to impose an unusual settlement condition upon Wells Fargo: as part of the consent decree, Wells Fargo would agree to the removal of four directors.
In this issue, False Claims Act review; EU GDPR and US entities; M&A reporting thresholds; the reporting of the ratio between CEO salaries and median employee salaries; and yet another large OCR fine for non-compliance with basic HIPAA requirements.
In a recent Gallagher Monthly Minute, we discussed risk management strategies for physicians when employing or contracting with advanced practice providers (APPs) such as APRNs and PAs. As practices continue to look for ways to increase productivity and decrease their overhead costs, we are seeing many practices using the services of APPs and other forms of independent contractors (ICs). All forms of these types of partnerships come with additional responsibilities and create a liability exposure for your organization
In this issue, mergers, acquisitions and antitrust; political risk around the world; upcoming cyber webinars; updates on OCR and FCA penalties; the increase in cyber extortion; and physician ratings.
Data and security breaches can happen through simple human error; failure to follow compliance requirements; actions by rogue employees; or as a result of criminals and nation states disrupting, undermining and holding businesses to ransom.
When it comes to major change in healthcare policy, it can feel like you’re being thrown off balance. Staying on top of what’s coming and learning how to prepare can be a challenge in itself, and trying to keep it all upright is undoubtedly a tricky task. In our latest e-book, William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE, facilitates the conversation surrounding how to progress during times of change—but it’s going to take skill and patience.