11 Dec 2019

Most of the healthcare professionals are conscious about HIPAA, and of course conscientious about patients’ rights to complete confidentiality. And the healthcare industry has adopted the best practice of annual HIPAA training processes to cover the new workforce members and periodic refreshers for all employees. So far so good….

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02 Dec 2019

Patient engagement is an important theme discussed by many clinicians and hospital leaders. The healthcare industry is a competitive marketplace where patients have several choices about what doctors to see and what clinics to visit. The term “patient engagement” itself is somewhat confusing and often misused, as it is…

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20 Nov 2019

Recently, I attended a Rewards & Recognition gala in Boston, where many of our physician friends were present.   During social hour and discussion, we talked about the topic that invariably creeps up in such groups.  It was about the growing physician work overload.  Everyone unanimously thought that the…

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30 Oct 2019

As a medical practitioner, you are constantly exposed to abbreviations. So let’s examine the one from the world of technology, E2EE. It stands for ‘End-to-end Encryption‘. End-to-end encryption is quickly becoming the de facto standard in communication between two or more parties. As an example, if you send a…

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14 Sep 2019

Physician burnout is an epidemic prevailing today in the medical profession. A study shows that on anaverage 1 in 3 US doctors at any given time suffer from physician burnout. Recent survey in the US shows that physician burnout rates are higher than 50%. These revelations demonstrate that doctors…

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08 Sep 2019

OK… now we have all heard about end-to-end encryption. What does that really mean? And why should you as a clinician be concerned about it. What are these ‘ends’ in end-to-end? When they refer to end-to-end, the two ends refer to the sender and the receiver. Let’s say you…

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06 Aug 2019

Co-Author, Fundamentals of Nursing:Active Learning for Collaborative Practice, 2e and Conceptual Care Mapping: Case Studies for Improving Communication, Collaboration, and Care, Elsevier Summer is the season for creative thinking as a faculty member. When the number of committee and faculty meetings is typically fewer, it’s time to integrate more evidence-based active…

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18 Jun 2019

We all know that the healthcare industry is plagued with allegations of patient data breaches from online hackers and in-house data imposters. Hackers constantly attempt to steal the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients and sell it on the black market for fraudulent purposes. Patients’ PHI data is vulnerable…

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18 May 2019

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996  What HIPAA is universally known for is protecting the privacy of your medical information. On April 14, 2003, the law was revised with the following provisions:

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06 May 2019

Yes! This is the quote I first heard in a CCU room “with a view” of the beautiful Charles River on the 21st floor of one of prestigious medical facility in Boston. The words were coming from the patient in the room, but needed to be taken seriously because…

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