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Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

The complexities of today's high-tech methods of communication, data sharing, and data storage lay practices open to unforeseen and constantly changing threats, requiring vigilance and training of medical staff.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

Dreamers have expressed lower self-esteem and higher rates of chronic disease after the repeal of DACA.

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions,

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Considerable savings estimated with use of generic substitutes for brand-name combo medications.

Electronic Health Record Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty

Electronic Health Record Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty

Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the EHR can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability.

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