Pro Bono: Capturing Dying Declarations on Video
Should we get them on video? Dying declarations are usually made by a conscious patient who believes that death is imminent and communicates information about the circumstances surrounding their critical injury and subsequent death. In some cases, these statements may be the last best hope for capturing-and convicting-an alleged perpetrator. Normally, statements made by individuals who aren't available for cross-examination are considered inadmissible hearsay in a court of law. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and a person's dying declaration is one of them. These statements are considered much mo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Pro Bono: Capturing Dying Declarations on Video
Should we get them on video? Dying declarations are usually made by a conscious patient who believes that death is imminent and communicates information about the circumstances surrounding their critical injury and subsequent death. In some cases, these statements may be the last best hope for capturing-and convicting-an alleged perpetrator. Normally, statements made by individuals who aren't available for cross-examination are considered inadmissible hearsay in a court of law. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and a person's dying declaration is one of them. These statements are considered much more reliable tha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Pro Bono: Capturing Dying Declarations on Video
Should we get them on video? Dying declarations are usually made by a conscious patient who believes that death is imminent and communicates information about the circumstances surrounding their critical injury and subsequent death. In some cases, these statements may be the last best hope for capturing-and convicting-an alleged perpetrator. Normally, statements made by individuals who aren't available for cross-examination are considered inadmissible hearsay in a court of law. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and a person's dying declaration is one of them. These statements are considered much more reliable tha...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

You Thought HIPAA Was Tough? Try GDPR
Wondering what GDPR is? An attorney breaks down everything you need to know about the new data security law. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

New Resources for the Opioid Crisis
Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report that includes 56 recommendations for action. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a list of resources that provide authoritative information on the opioid crisis. NL...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 News from NLM/NIH Public Health Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 49: Where's your Flossie?
Every hospital has one -- the old-school doctor who refuses to change with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 48: Just like you someday #MyRadGirlfriend No. 47: Nailing a diagnosis #MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah #MyRadGirlfriend No. 45: Is this the line for the nurse? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 44: HIPAA vs. hippos (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How HIPAA Allows Doctors to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (2017)
This document explains how health care providers have broad ability to share health information with patients ' family members during certain crisis situations without violating HIPAA privacy regulations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Allows Doctors to Respond to the Opioid Crisis
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 10/27/2017 This two-page fact sheet explains how health care providers have broad ability to share health information with patients ' family members during certain crisis situations, such as an opioid overdose, without violating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy regulations. It discusses how HIPAA respects individual autonomy by placing certain limitations on sharing health information with family members, friends, and others without the patient ' s agreement. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 48: Just like you someday
Kids say the darndest things sometimes. In the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 47: Nailing a diagnosis #MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah #MyRadGirlfriend No. 45: Is this the line for the nurse? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 44: HIPAA vs. hippos #MyRadGirlfriend No. 43: Always perfect (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses.
Join me Saturday October 21 at the ADA in Atlanta. At 12:45pm I will be lecturing on Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses. This lecture is free in the Tech Expo. Learn about how to protect your office from online threats and HIPAA violations. ContactLiptak Dental for a free HIPAA risk assessment for your practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Phishing & quot;Bait & quot; Helps Practice Catch Cybercriminals
Cybercriminals will go after medical practices of all sizes. Here a few ways to thwart this unwanted attention. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Tucker Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Technology Source Type: news

5-Step Plan in the Face of an EHR-related Security Breach
Planning ahead for a security breach related to your EHR can make the practice ' s response much smoother, according to experts. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT HIPAA EHR Technology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 47: Nailing a diagnosis
Andy nails a diagnosis but then has to face the consequences in the next installment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah #MyRadGirlfriend No. 45: Is this the line for the nurse? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 44: HIPAA vs. hippos #MyRadGirlfriend No. 43: Always perfect #MyRadGirlfriend No. 42: Sit down, shut up, read this (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Cloud Protects Practices from Mother Nature
Despite flooding, power outages, and physical loss, the cloud recently helped modern medical practices avoid four disasters. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Terry E. Douglas Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Compliance Technology Source Type: news

App Review: Eko Stethoscope
The Eko app allows physicians to record, playback, and securely share patient heart and lung sounds. Our experts tell you what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Saroj Misra, DO Tags: HIPAA Technology Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news