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  • Avoid HIPAA breaches from ransomware attacks

    Although ransomware is not a new phenomenon, a recent increase in reported attacks along with several well-publicized cases have raised the public's awareness of the threat it poses. Ransomware, a variety of malware, can be incredibly damaging because it is designed to infect a system, find and encrypt the system's data, and lock out users until they pay a ransom?typically in an anonymous electronic currency like bitcoin?to regain access through a decryption key.

  • Legal and regulatory news roundup

    Find out what’s happening in the world of federal healthcare regulations by reviewing some recent head-lines from across the country.

  • Maine supreme court upholds immunity for CVO questionnaire

    The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (the "Court") upheld a superior court's ruling granting immunity to two physicians who provided negative comments regarding a third physician when they responded to a questionnaire from a credentials verification organization (CVO).

  • Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider, September 2016

    Although ransomware is not a new phenomenon, a recent increase in reported attacks along with several well-publicized cases have raised the public's awareness of the threat it poses. Ransomware, a variety of malware, can be incredibly damaging because it is designed to infect a system, find and encrypt the system's data, and lock out users until they pay a ransom?typically in an anonymous electronic currency like bitcoin?to regain access through a decryption key.

  • Heard this week

    “The real value of physician leadership lies in the interplay of clinical, business, and cognitive skills. Emotional intelligence, developing and sustaining a teaming culture, and using collaborative decision-making with patients and their families—these are some of the characteristics that can translate to leadership success.”

    - Ken Abrams, MD, MBA, and Mitch Morris, MD, discuss the broadening role of physician leaders.
     

  • Department chair position description

    This week’s free resource comes from The Medical Executive Committee Manual. Since the leadership skill set is not routinely taught in the medical education process, the medical executive committee must provide an educational process that will enable leaders to improve their effectiveness. A structured, formal education process is the best way to ensure that every leader has at least basic understanding of the requirements and skills necessary to become an effective leader. A very basic first step is the creation of a job description for the position. Download a sample position description for a department chair. Read more.

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  • The Future of the Medical Staff

    In a 90-minute webcast titled The Future of the Medical Staff: Implementing Change in a Challenging Environment, expert Richard A. Sheff, MD, will address specific actions medical staff leaders and MSPs must take to manage unavoidable change in an increasingly challenging environment. Sheff will focus on common problems, such as improving quality healthcare while reducing costs and looking to the future, by discussing the evolution of new medical staff models. This will be followed by a live Q&A.

    Join us for this webcast on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1 PM ET. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Make the case that their medical staff needs to change to remain relevant
    • Identify opportunities and develop strategies for helping physicians change clinical practice patterns to improve quality and reduce costs
    • Design an approach to strengthening medical staff leaders’ knowledge, skills, and performance in leading the medical staff through change
    • Describe the evolving role of MSPs in the medical staff of the future

    For more information about this webcast or to register, click here.