Security Incidents Targeting Your Medical Practice 

Electronic health record (EHR) systems have become an essential part of any physician practice. They are intended to allow physicians to easily exchange information with other healthcare providers and to track important data. Additionally, the use of EHRs is encouraged by the federal government through meaningful use incentives and made necessary by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) which incorporates many of the meaningful use principles. EHR systems, however, are unfortunately vulnerable to hacking, loss and inappropriate use by individuals who are not involved in the clinical care of patients and may access such records for inappropriate purposes. These factors raise the potential risk of exposure for medical practices under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Monitoring the "Temperature" of Your Vaccines for Children Program Compliance  

As we move into the new year, medical practices that participate in the New Jersey Vaccines for Children program (NJ VFC) should take note of some important changes that went into effect on January 1, 2018. One of the chief amendments is the requirement to utilize digital data loggers with detachable probes in a buffer material for monitoring the temperature of storage units where federally funded VFC and/or 317 vaccines are stored. Additionally, medical practices are now required to assess and record the minimum and maximum temperatures at the start of each clinical day.

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Physician Sexual Misconduct: Regulations and Ramifications in the State of New Jersey 

The patient-physician relationship is the foundation of effective patient-centered care. An underlying trust from patients provides a medium in which physicians can improve patient health through the free exchange of information and the execution of treatment plans.1,2 Patients are expected to share with their doctors the most intimate details of their lives and  

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The Growth of Palliative Care 

Serious illness and dying—frequent companions of getting old—certainly do require great courage. Perhaps this is why our patients tend not to seek out information about those topics. And because many physicians are trained to focus on fighting and curing disease, they may give only passing attention to the emotional, psychological, spiritual, social and symptom needs of the person before them.

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