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Case Closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

This presentation is a case study based on alleged violations of HIPAA privacy rules. The study describes how actions by physicians or their employees led to the allegations, and how risk management techniques may have prevented the violations. The ultimate goal in publishing this study is to help physicians comply with privacy and security standards.

New in the Case Closed video series

This is the second video in TMLT’s new Case Closed video series. The Case Closed video series is an extension of TMLT’s Case Closed  books. Like the books, the videos explore real TMLT medical malpractice cases with a discussion of risk management techniques that may have either prevented the outcome or increased the physician’s defense. See our earlier blog post to watch the first video in the series, Case Closed: Failure to insist on EMS transport.

Case Closed now on video

Introducing Case Closed on video – a new format for TMLT’s popular closed claim studies. The Case Closed video series is an extension of TMLT’s Case Closed books. Like the books, the videos explore real TMLT medical malpractice cases with a discussion of risk management techniques that may have either prevented the outcome or increased the physician’s defense. This is the first video in the series with more videos coming soon.

What every physician needs to know: Googling your patients

Health care professionals are not immune to the lure of social media or the ubiquity of Google. And like most, turn to the Internet to find answers to questions big and small.

But what happens when physicians go online to learn about their patients? Incidence of “patient-targeted Googling,” (PTG) is on the rise. But should professional standards and privacy prevent physicians from conducting PTG?