How many people founded Apple?
If you’re like me, you confidently answered two. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. In 1996.
But, there was a third founder.
He worked with Steve Jobs previously at Atari. He received a 10% equity stake for designing the original Apple logo, writing the Apple I manual, drafting […]
Sometimes you need a nugget of medical information – pronto. If your patient has been in a hospital, you likely have access to reams of data. Finding your nugget may take seconds, minutes, or hours. You may never find it.
A number […]
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, […]
Here’s follow-up from a blog we posted in 2013. It was titled “Preventing a Lawsuit – Always Seek Consent Before Searching a Patient’s Anus”. Now we know its full title should have included “Part 1.” Two doctors were among many defendants sued by the American Civil Liberties Union. To recap this madness, see below. The […]
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (which oversees Minnesota Medicaid), stated:
“Fundamentally, it’s our expectation at DHS that Mayo Clinic will serve our enrollees in […]
Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD
Published in Medscape: May 20, 2015 (reprinted with permission) http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844251
Three Highly Unusual Lawsuits
If you practice medicine, odds are that eventually you will be sued, face a medical board complaint, or experience some other legal headache. If you practice in a high-risk specialty such as neurosurgery, the likelihood that you will be sued at […]
Most doctors understand that once you have agreed to treat a patient, and you are in the middle of a treatment plan, you must either complete the treatment or find an acceptable alternative to the patient. The reason is to avoid a charge of patient abandonment.
Doctor receives a consult from the emergency […]
A general surgeon in Florida evaluated a patient for hernia repair. The patient confided he was HIV positive. The surgeon asked about the patient’s medication regimen. The patient explained that on the medication his viral titers were non-detectable.
The surgeon stated that that was good for both of them. For the patient, of course. And for […]