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The Sentinel: October 2021


Cyber Attack Prevention Strategies

Cybersecurity  |  Brian Johnson

You don't have to look far to find a company that's experienced a cyberattack. The healthcare industry has certainly seen their fair share of attacks throughout 2021. Large hospitals, small clinics, and cloud based electronic medical record (EMR) solutions are included in the growing list of organizations fal...

Breaking News: PHE Renewal

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

On October 15, 2021, the Secretary of Health & Human Services renewed the Public Health Emergency (PHE). This move represents the seventh time the PHE was renewed since its declaration on January 27, 2020.  The importance for medical practices is that the regulatory relaxations for telemedicine relat...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Closed Claim Review  |  Tim Behan, JD

To be human is to be connected. Since March of 2020 that concept has been stretched and strained to the point of breaking. These “trying times” we have been living though are trying the times of our healthcare providers and administrators in their relationships with patients. The stress and fear p...

Your Digital Front Door

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Open the (Digital) Door It will be many years before we determine the long-lasting impacts of the pandemic on medical practices, but there is one effect that is already crystal clear – patients’ expectations for a digital front door to their physicians. The migration to a digital interface for yo...

Risk Matters: Remind Your Patients to Get Their Flu Vaccine

Risk Matters  |  Jeffrey A. Woods, JD

With the emphasis on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, many patients may forget another respiratory virus that presents a significant health risk – influenza.  It is important you educate your patients on the need to be protected from this potentially fatal virus, especially your patients who are 65 ...

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