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AMA Takes Stance Against Workplace Bullying in Health Care

Nov 18, 2020

New policy intended to protect mental and emotional health of physicians CHICAGO —The American Medical Association (AMA) has taken up a new policy geared toward preventing workplace bullying am...

Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Patient Sign-in

Nov 05, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw As a urologist I am very sensitive to my patients' need for privacy. However, I was really surprised when a new patient got very nasty with my receptionist because he was as...

Covid-19: Private Practices in Danger of Going Under, AMA Warns

Oct 29, 2020

Medical practices report over 30% drop in revenue as pandemic continues CHICAGO —The American Medical Association (AMA) warned that U.S. physician practices are in serious danger of financial rui...

Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Patient Abandonment

Sep 26, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw   I have a patient to whom I was prescribing Prozac on a monthly basis.  I last saw him three months ago, when I gave him a one month prescription as usual. After I di...

FDA OKs Remote Patient Monitoring Platform

Jul 16, 2020

Wearable device can track patient vitals across healthcare settings ...

Workplace Wellness Program Failed to Improve Clinical Outcomes

May 29, 2020

Experts call for more study, say programs can vary and deliver other benefits Randomized clinical trial (RCT) data revealed that workplace wellness programs have no significant impact on clinical out...

Covid-19: AMA Gives Guidance for Practices Coming Back Online

May 06, 2020

’Four signposts’ must be met before state, local governments loosen restrictions As states begin to loosen restrictions put in place during the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States, ...

Shared Log-in Credentials Pose Patient Portal Privacy Risks

May 06, 2020

Absence of proxy access means patients and caregivers often share log-in info For 25% of hospitals in a recent study, caregivers of adult patients did not have the option to create proxy accounts to ...

Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Friends & Family

Apr 08, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw Just about everyone who works at our family practice office (PA’s, an RN and clerical staff) is also a patient there. Needless to say, many of them are accessing their own r...

Q&A with Dr. MedLaw: Consultations When On-Call

Dec 03, 2019

Written by Dr. MedLaw Q: When I am covering after-hours or on the weekend I often get consultation requests from our residents doing a rotation at a small affiliated hospital which does not have ...

Promoting Prescription Drug Access and Affordability

Aug 24, 2019

Drug costs continue to be a concern for many patients as they leave our offices with prescriptions in hand, and for good reason. According to a recent survey by RxSaver by RetailMeNot, a digital medic...

Help Is Only a Text Away

Feb 11, 2019

In our article, Tackling Binge Drinking with Text Messages, Brian Suffoletto, MD, MS, discusses the efficacy of a 12-week SMS intervention that was designed specifically for younger adults who had haz...

Dr. MedLaw: Assumption of the Risk

Jul 12, 2017

Written by Dr. MedLaw This question, often posed by doctors, is actually about a legal doctrine called “assumption of the risk”. This is a defense against a negligence claim based on the plaint...