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What does it mean to be a medical director?
From a legal and liability perspective, a “medical director” is a physician who serves in an administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff
Guidelines for the release of medical records
It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.
How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data
Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s
Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1
Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning June 1, 2019.
Risk Management Trends
TMLT's Risk Management team regularly conducts on-site practice reviews to help physicians address their medical liability risks. This presentation summarizes the top 10 most frequent recommendations
What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?
John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes cyber extortion threats, like ransomware, and what to do if you receive this kind of threat.
Can physicians use their own mobile devices at work?
Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, discusses the pros and cons of "BYOD," or "Bring Your Own Device."
What Every Physician Needs to Know About Their Malpractice Insurance Policy
Whether you are purchasing malpractice insurance for your own practice or joining a group that provides your insurance, pay attention to the details of your policy.
How can I prevent a cyber breach?
Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, provides five steps to help health care entities prevent a cyber breach.
What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?
John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes the costs - both direct and indirect - of a cyber data breach.
What Is Your Total Cost of (Cyber) Risk?
The financial impact of a data breach can be much greater than expected.
Risk alert: False DEA phone calls requesting payment for fines
Criminals posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are phoning physicians and requesting payment for false fines.
Why the Facebook scandal should have you analyzing your third-party vendors
Law Requires Texas Physicians to Query PMP Before Prescribing Opioids
Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.
Insuring Business Continuity After a Cyber Attack
It's important to check if your existing cyber liability policy or business insurance includes coverage for business interruption, contingent business interruption, and business continuity.
Before You Sign That Contract...
Before signing any IT service or business associate agreements, medical practices should carefully review the contract to make sure they understand all of their contractual obligations.
Do You Have a Coverage Gap?