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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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How to Start a Successful Private Practice with Steps & More

Posted by Capson Team on Jun 21 2018 21:21 | Tags: Best Practices
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What is a Private Practice and Why do Doctors Start Them?

A private practice is an independent organization created by a medical professional with the intent of helping people with issues about health, mental wellness, diet & lifestyle, and more. Starting a medical practice is just like starting any other small business – give or take some paperwork. And the possibility of getting it right the first time is low. Without the experience, knowledge, resources, and an understanding of what questions to even...

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Do EHRs and EMRs Waste Time?

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Our recent guide about how EHRs and EMRs can increase your malpractice risk came with a slew of opinions on the subject. Your voices were heard and we've looked deeper into the problem with these systems.

With the implementation of EMRs and EHRs, doctors are spending more of their time typing symptoms onto a tablet instead of actually speaking and looking at the patient in front of them. Physicians all over the country, including our facebook followers, have expressed their disdain for the systems. They...

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Suit Up or Scrub Down? How What You’re Wearing Impacts Patient Perception

Posted by Capson Team on Jan 09 2018 16:00 | Tags: Best Practices

In clinics across the country, physician attire is undergoing a shift. While not the most important decision in a busy day, for physicians, dressing for the job can affect how peers and patients perceive them. One doctor’s authoritative white coat is another doctor’s symbol of stuffy formality.

THE SCIENCE OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Humans are wired to make judgments within seconds of meeting someone. It’s an unconscious, but powerful reaction. In fact, Nicholas Rule, a researcher at the University of Toronto,...

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