Tag Archives: Right

The Step 1 Score Reporting Change – A Step in the Right Direction for IMGs?

By TALAL HILAL, MD The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, a test co-sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), has been the exam that people love to hate. For many years, blogs, Twitter feeds, and opinion pieces have been accumulating urging the… Read More »

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 — People considering obesity surgery have a lot to think about, including the specific procedure they want. Now a large study finds that one surgery is tied to a higher rates of hospitalization in the years afterward. Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those… Read More »

Handwashing Survey: Are You Doing It Right?

Do you know the correct answers to our handwashing survey? ‘Tis the season not only for festive music and decorations but for seasonal germs that can quickly ruin your holiday season. You may not be aware, but the month of December includes National Handwashing Awareness week. This is a time to review the essential habit… Read More »

HHS affirms patients’ right of timely access to medical records

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Florida, with a 480-bed hospital and 550 affiliated physicians, is the first health organization to feel the sting of a new federal enforcement policy. For years, the Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Health and Human Services has enforced the HIPAA privacy and security rules, among other duties.… Read More »

How to get the data right to advance collaboration, build trust

In the decade has since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, adoption of electronic health records has broadened significantly, and technology has exponentially increased the amount of information healthcare professionals have about their patients. Through mandating transparency of medical records, the reality of interoperability—the ability to efficiently and effectively share patient information with patients and… Read More »