The incoming editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology wants to spark discussion. He views publishing as a way to provide, interpret, and show application of new information
Two years ago, Dr. Beauty hired several independent contractors on an hourly basis to improve the marketing of his practice. In order to provide them easy patient demographic accessibility, he provided them full access to his patients’ electronic medical records. One patient became aware and filed a HIPAA complaint. Dr. Beauty feels that although the involved activity may represent HIPAA violations, no penalties have been assessed to small practices such as his. Is this true?
Many new products for cleansing have entered the cosmetic market, but the most innovative product is micellar water, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
Cleansing oils are making a comeback, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
It goes without saying that medical students and residents receive invaluable training that prepares them to provide high-quality care to their patients. For the vast majority of physicians the quality of medical education training they receive is not accompanied by a similar level of business training.
An oil-based cleaning system, oil cleansing balms are creams similar to cold cream in consistency , says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
A 55-year-old woman with a history of inflammatory bowel disease reported a very painful, deep-seated pustule on her leg that looked like it might eventually rupture. She also had a fever and some arthralgia, but she wasn’t sure if they were related.
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Today, medical practices are considering cloud services for everything from revenue cycle management to patient engagement tools. HIMSS Analytics reports that the number of healthcare provider organizations planning to use the cloud for back office functions has jumped from 22-46% within two years.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance in March proposing to regulate medicines that are produced in bulk by compounding pharmacies.
In this article, Dr. Murad Alam, M.D., president elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, addresses how changes in federal and state regulations that govern compounding medications could impact physicians and patients.