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Online Doctor Reviews

Posted by Capson Team on May 22 2019 18:55 | Tags: Healthcare Trends, Best Practices
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Traditionally, prospective patients have relied on word of mouth or blind appointments to determine which physician will fit them. However, the internet has drastically changed the game. Online doctor reviews are now one of the largest components of a patient's search for a caregiver.

A common myth is that only primary care physicians are subject to online doctor reviews. However, this isn't the case at all. It can be surprising to learn that every type of doctor, including surgeons, dermatologists,...

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Lowering C-Section Delivery Rates

Posted by Capson Team on Apr 23 2019 15:50 | Tags: Patient-Centric Care, OB/GYNs
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Over the past few decades, the use of C-sections has risen exponentially. C-sections now make up nearly one third of births, rising from about 5% in 1970. However, this rise hasn't been correlated with any notable decrease in maternal or infant mortality. On the contrary, C-sections are associated with more complications for both mother and child. In fact, women are 3.6 times more likely to die from a C-section than from a natural birth.

Even though American mothers are, on average, older, sicker, and...

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Altering and Falsifying Medical Records

Posted by Capson Team on Mar 26 2019 15:33 | Tags: Best Practices
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Altering or even falsifying medical records is a dangerous crime with serious implications. With the emergence of electronic health records (EHRs), falsifying records is more difficult than ever. However, alteration and falsification are still active dangers, especially in issues of potential malpractice when doctors or other healthcare workers want to cover up negligence.

Deterrence

Alteration is more likely to occur than falsification, as it just requires changing parts of a record. However, this is...

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All You Need to Know About the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act

Posted by Capson Team on Mar 14 2019 15:13 | Tags: Best Practices
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The Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, also known as Texas House Bill 300, passed in 2011 and was put into effect in late 2012. The purpose of this law was to ramp up protection for patients in Texas. It aimed to work in conjunction with federal HIPAA privacy protections to ensure that patients' medical records are as safeguarded as possible. This bill added new levels and restrictions to the existing protections.

The Texas Medical Records Privacy Act focuses on the storage and treatment of consumers'...

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Different Types of Hospitals

Posted by Capson Team on Feb 04 2019 15:22 | Tags: Healthcare Trends
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In the healthcare ecosystem, there are many different types of institutions that provide care to patients. We are going to use varied criteria to categorize the types of hospitals.

Table of Contents:

  1. Functionality
  2. Ownership
  3. Goal
  4. Network
  5. Size
  6. Community
  7. Location

Functionality

General — A general hospital is equipped to handle the health needs of the general surrounding community, including common surgeries and illnesses.

Teaching — Teaching hospitals are often located within university systems or...

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