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Helping patients find the best doctors online. Helping the best doctors be found online. At eMerit®, we focus on managing your Dental or Medical Identity toward a sustainable and growing business – where both doctors and patients thrive. And we minimize distractions away from patient care while meeting your business objectives by transforming everyday patient interactions into growth drivers. At eMerit, we take your Medical Identity® personally.

Freckles and Lawsuits

By |2017-07-14T11:08:35-04:00June 20th, 2017|Compliance|

Virtually every physician knows that patient privacy is sacred. One needs a patient’s affirmative consent to disclose what is known as protected health information. This is covered by state and federal (HIPAA) privacy laws.

If a doctor posts the medical record, that […]

Upside-Down World – A Patient Sues You to Keep Taking Care of Them

By |2017-07-14T11:08:28-04:00May 30th, 2017|Compliance, News|

Normally, when a patient sues a doctor, he is unhappy with the care. He wants money for damages the doctor allegedly caused. Most rational people do not continue to see the same doctor if they believe that doctor negligently harmed them 

How Doctors Can Avoid Getting Slammed by the FTC and TCPA – Diffusing Marketing Landmines – Part V

By |2017-07-14T11:08:25-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Online reviews, Practice management|

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA, TCPA, the FTC, and the host of other regulatory boards is complicated. An inadvertent error can result in massive fines, but there is much to be gained from a smart online strategy if you avoid the minefield of potential violations. For the next five weeks, […]

Why Your Marketing Vendor May Be a HIPAA Landmine in Disguise – Diffusing Marketing Landmines – Part IV

By |2017-07-14T11:08:22-04:00May 16th, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Practice management|

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA, TCPA, the FTC, and the host of other regulatory boards is complicated. An inadvertent error can result in massive fines, but there is much to be gained from a smart online strategy if you avoid the minefield of potential violations. For the next five weeks, we’re breaking down five marketing landmines that […]

Beware of Responding to Online Reviews – Diffusing HIPAA Landmines – Part I

By |2017-07-14T11:08:11-04:00April 28th, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Online reputation, Online reviews|

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA, TCPA, the FTC, and the host of other regulatory boards is complicated. An inadvertent error can result in massive fines, but there is much to be gained from a smart online strategy if you avoid the minefield of potential violations. For the next five weeks, we’re breaking down five marketing landmines that […]

Jewelry Store Owner’s Son has to Pay Competitor Because of Fake Review

By |2017-07-14T11:08:05-04:00April 20th, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Online reviews|

The jury has spoken.

Stephen Blumberg owns Stephen Leigh Jewelers in Massachusetts.

Toodie’s Fine Jewelry is a competitor.

Allegedly, Adam Jacobs, a Toodie’s employee, wrote a multi-paragraph negative Yelp review about Stephen Leigh Jewelers. The review said he was looking for a 1.5 karat engagement ring and he had a negative experience. He then advised people similarly situated […]