Focus on Electronic Health Information

May 08, 2023 at 05:44 pm by kbarrettalley

By Kelli Carpenter Fleming   There have been several recent governmental actions which highlight the balance between securing electronic patient information and the nee.... Read More

Transitioning from Public Health Emergency To A New Normal

May 08, 2023 at 05:43 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   With the end of the National COVID-19 Emergency in April and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, American healthcare is in a season of ch.... Read More

Split-Shared Visit Rules Impact Team Based Care

May 08, 2023 at 05:41 pm by kbarrettalley

By Tammie Lunceford   In the last 10 years, NPPs or Non-Physician Providers have become more prevalent in medical offices and hospitals to allow physicians to care for.... Read More

FTC’s First-Ever Health Breach Notification Rule Enforcement: Pixel Users Beware

May 08, 2023 at 05:38 pm by kbarrettalley

By Ashley L. Thomas, Shannon Britton Hartsfield, Anthony E. DiResta Holland & Knight   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently initiated its first enforcement.... Read More

Law Enforcement Exception to HIPAA: What Providers Need to Know

May 08, 2023 at 05:37 pm by kbarrettalley

By Andy Baer, MD   Healthcare providers are well-versed in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and the broad protection.... Read More

Feature Profiles

Birmingham Hospitalist in Iraq

Feb 21, 2023 at 12:25 pm by kbarrettalley

by Laura Freeman The 20-year mark is when most military personnel think of retiring to civilian life. After 21 years in the Air Force, Ronald Roan, MD returned to the Army wi.... Read More


UAB Department of OB/GYN Ranked Number Five in the Nation

May 08, 2023 at 05:45 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Alabama has one of the best OB/GYN facilities in the nation at UAB, which is ranked number five in U.S. News and World Report’s best hospitals.... Read More

New Injectable Bulking Agent for Stress Urinary Incontinence

May 08, 2023 at 05:42 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jane Ehrhardt   “We’ve had a lot of enthusiasm from women about this product over the last three years,” says Brent Parnell, MD, a urogynecologist.... Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

May 08, 2023 at 05:40 pm by kbarrettalley

Giving Women Options By Laura Freeman   It’s not the first topic women tend to bring up during their regular doctor visits. Too often, they suffer in silence, em.... Read More

Treatment Breakthroughs for Kidney Stones

May 08, 2023 at 05:39 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jane Ehrhardt Kidney stones impact one in ten people in this country, and about 10 to 30 percent of those cases require some sort of intervention, such as shock waves or.... Read More

Non-Invasive Encircling Laser Treatment Can Help Prevent Retinal Detachment

May 08, 2023 at 05:32 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   Ophthalmologist Robert Morris, MD, founding physician of Retina Specialists of Alabama and president of the Birmingham-based Helen Keller Foundatio.... Read More

May 2023

May 08, 2023 at 05:55 pm by kbarrettalley

Your May 2023 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!