The implementation and use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has transformed the healthcare industry, and allowed more effective care of patients through communication between and among health care professionals, and data analysis. Tremendous efficiencies have been achieved, with resulting cost savings. Providers have reaped financial benefits, including payments under government incentive...Read More
In the wake of additional litigation being filed against an Omaha doctor for alleged inappropriate touching of a patient (Inappropriate Touching Lawsuit), it is useful to consider the issues that are triggered by allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other sexual misconduct in the healthcare environment. The nature and extent of the allegations in the Nebraska cases are by no...Read More
A medical professional (Physician, APRN, Physician Assistant, et cetera) entering into an employment arrangement is often handed an employment agreement as the first step in the process. This article includes some guidance on the process and issues that arise in the employment contracting process.
Letter of Intent
In many business situations, negotiating the terms of an agreement starts with a...Read More
Physicians need to get ready to comply with new rules recently issued under HIPAA. The so-called “Final Rule” makes significant changes to several of the laws governing physicians and the health care field in general. The general deadline to comply with the Final Rule is September 23, 2013. The following summarizes some of the major compliance considerations related to the new rules....Read More
The use and transmission of protected health information (“PHI”) over mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets has increased dramatically over recent years. Common uses include texting patients, e-mailing nurses, or accessing medical records on an iPad. These tools can increase efficiency; however, they can also increase the risk of a security breach. Common security breach...Read More