Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?
Mar29

Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?

Healthcare providers may affiliate with third parties to perform various services. Not surprisingly, when such a third party commits what is alleged to be a wrongful act of some sort, such as a misdiagnosis or mistreatment, the injured individual might attempt to hold the healthcare provider responsible.

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Data Breaches and Class Actions
Feb28

Data Breaches and Class Actions

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses recent breaches and considers how they might give rise to class actions against the provider which suffered the breach.

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Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead  in 2017
Jan25

Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead in 2017

As we near the end of January, I’d like to take the opportunity to look ahead and consider what the potential “hot topics” in health information management (HIM) might be for 2017.

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What Does the FTC Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?
Dec22

What Does the FTC Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?

This post discusses a federal agency that may be unfamiliar to HIM professionals, and how it regulates healthcare providers.

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What Does the NLRB Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?
Nov16

What Does the NLRB Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?

This month’s post discusses a subject that many healthcare providers and their staff members might find unfamiliar: the National Labor Relations Board.

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