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Continuing the Discussion: Moving Toward HIPAA Compliance

In last month’s article, I discussed the inadequacy of answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a checklist of HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements and assuming that simply finishing that task will provide your practice or company (if you are a BA) some level of PHI privacy and security protection.

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Estate Tax Changes: Reasons to Review Your Plan
There have been significant changes to the Estate and Gift Tax Law over the past few years. For 2014, the amount which can be left tax-free to heirs other than a U. S. citizen surviving spouse has risen to $5,340,000, and a new rule known as "portability" allows taxpayers a chance to claim their deceased spouse's unused tax-free amount. These amounts compare to $1,000,000 tax-free transfers for deaths occurring just a few years ago.
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Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight
A Fresh Look at Pediatric Eye Disorders

A world as blurry as ripples on a reflecting pool can look perfectly normal to a nearsighted child who thinks that’s how everyone sees.
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More Than Just A Pretty Face
More Than Just A Pretty Face

Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Reshape Lives

When you think of plastic surgery, nips and tucks to hide the sags and wrinkles of aging faces may be the first thought that comes to mind.

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Moving In-House EHRs to the Cloud
Moving In-House EHRs to the Cloud

Practices with Electronic Medical Record software (EHR) stored on in-house servers may regret not being hosted in the cloud.

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Nerve Center
Nerve Center

Trinity Medical Center’s Neuro Coordinator

Neurological emergencies can happen at any time. Though not every hospital has a neurology department with a neurologist and neurosurgeon on staff, health care facilities in the Birmingham area and outlying counties do have a number they can call to save precious time getting patients the specialized help they need.

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Oncology Joint Ventures: When Do They Make Sense

Joint ventures for cancer centers have proliferated in the last few years. These arrangements can take a variety of forms and can involve community hospitals, regional medical systems, academic centers of excellence, national cancer care companies and both medical and radiation oncologists.

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Perchance to Dream
Perchance to Dream

Sleep Disturbances in Seniors Complicate Health Issues

Is grandmother becoming forgetful or is she just tired?

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Samford Pharmacy Students and Clinicians Work Together to Improve Patient Outcomes
Samford Pharmacy Students and Clinicians Work Together to Improve Patient Outcomes
The McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University has teamed up with Baptist Health Center Hoover Primary Care to give fourth-year pharmacy students practical experience during their last year of school. Ami Shell, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford, says this partnership is a first for their pharmacy students.
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SEC Initiative Encourages Self-Reporting of Securities Law Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) earlier this year announced its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative (the “Initiative”) to encourage issuers, other obligated parties and underwriters of municipal securities to self-report materially inaccurate statements made in final offering documents regarding prior compliance with continuing disclosure obligations.

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Sharing Medical Images Helps Patients and Saves Money
Sharing Medical Images Helps Patients and Saves Money

A Huntsville radiological technology company, FINAO, has digitally connected Radiology of Huntsville (ROH) with more than 30 medical facilities in North Alabama, including Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center.

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Sideline Test Can Diagnose Concussions Quickly
Sideline Test Can Diagnose Concussions Quickly

Player safety is a priority in all sports, from the youth level to professional teams. Of particular concern are concussion injuries, which have gained increased attention in recent years.

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So, Are You Really Compliant With HIPAA?

As covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), healthcare providers are intimately familiar with the strict privacy and security requirements imposed on them by HIPAA and the importance of full compliance.

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The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

A Big Fat Crisis

by Deborah A. Cohen, MD; c.2014, Nation Books; $26.99 / $30.00 Canada; 263 pages

You feel as though you might have to quit your job.

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The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

The Caregivers: A Support Group’s Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love

by Nell Lake

c.2014, Scribner $26.00 / $29.99 Canada 304 pages

For better, for worse.

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The Literary Examiner

Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid

by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra

c.2014, Citadel Press $15.95 / $17.95 Canada 256 pages

 

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THE LITERARY EXAMINER

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

by Terrence Holt

c.2014, Liveright; $24.95 / $27.95 Canada; 275 pages

 

 

It took you awhile to get the hang of things.

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The Literary Examiner

On Immunity

by Eula Biss

c.2014, Graywolf Press $24.00 / $27.99 Canada 207 pages

 

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To Treat or Not To Treat
To Treat or Not To Treat

Controversial new guidelines could have millions more taking statins.

In November of last year, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new set of guidelines for prescribing cholesterol lowering drugs, known as statins, to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most
Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most

A partnership between the Regional Healthcare Network and UAB’s Department of Health Services Administration creates a program to solve one of the many problems of rural health-care providers.

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Updated Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure Create Concern
Andrew Miller, MD
Updated Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure Create Concern
In December, the highly anticipated new guidelines for managing high blood pressure appeared in the online version of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). They suggest that most hypertensive patients aged 60-years-old or more should aim for a blood pressure level under 150/90 mm Hg.
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What’s going on?
What’s going on?

How much do we really know about the causes of diabetes?

In the popular media, the story is simple. People eat too much and exercise too little. They gain weight. They get diabetes.

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Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

c.2014, HCI; $15.95 / $19.95 Canada ; 278 pages

 

Up and down. Up and down.

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Hospitals Turn to Online Physician Appointments
Hospitals Turn to Online Physician Appointments

“Historically, restaurants have done a better job of taking reservations than doctors’ offices,” says Mike Rickman, chief development officer at Brookwood Medical Center. “Now at Brookwood, you can make an appointment while looking at the physician’s real-time calendar.”

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Hungry Eyes
Hungry Eyes
What You Eat Can Affect How Well You See

There’s more to eye nutrition than carrots—a lot more, according to research reported by the National Eye Institute. Findings indicate that high levels of antioxidants and zinc, in the form of a nutritional supplement tablet, can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
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