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Legal Issues to Keep in Mind Before Making the Switch to Concierge Medicine

Getting in to see your doctor is not always as easy as picking up the phone.

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Email as a Doorway to Breaches
Email as a Doorway to Breaches

In 2020, when hackers began intensely targeting healthcare, providers accounted for 79 percent of all breaches in the healthcare field, according to Fortified Health Security.

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Cyber Insurance Becoming Harder to Renew

In healthcare, the number of people affected by a data breach has tripled since 2018.

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The Value of Community Health Workers
The Value of Community Health Workers

"We're different than anybody else," says Trinita Ashford, MPH, executive director of ConnectionHealth in Birmingham.

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Empowered By Heersink Gifts, UAB and Canadian University Join Forces
Empowered By Heersink Gifts, UAB and Canadian University Join Forces

If there is a textbook example of a combination being more than the sum of its parts, here is a prime case in point.

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UAB Breaks Ground on New Inpatient  Rehabilitation Facility
UAB Breaks Ground on New Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The University of Alabama at Birmingham broke ground on its replacement inpatient rehabilitation facility on May 6th.

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Healthcare Real Estate:  Transparency and Communication Are Critical in Volatile Materials Market
Healthcare Real Estate: Transparency and Communication Are Critical in Volatile Materials Market

These are unprecedented times in the construction industry and even more-so in healthcare construction.

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Costly Reimbursement Pitfalls
Costly Reimbursement Pitfalls

"Medical billing is unique. It's different from any other service," says Tammie Lunceford with Warren Averett.

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Carter Wants to Help People of Color  Enter the Medical Field Through Scholarship
Carter Wants to Help People of Color Enter the Medical Field Through Scholarship

Hernando Carter, MD has achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a physician, and in the spirit of giving back, he wants to help extend that opportunity to other people of color who are pursuing a career in medicine.

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Birmingham Cardiologist Helps Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivisk regional hospital treats wounded.
Birmingham Cardiologist Helps Ukraine

On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, as we all know, they have relentlessly bombed cities into rubble, they have raped women, and murdered thousands of innocent people. Many of us feel helpless in the face of this horror.

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Criminal Jeopardy
Criminal Jeopardy

Will the Criminal Conviction of a Tennessee Nurse Set a New Precedent?

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UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics
UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics

Researchers at UAB are exploring the possibility that exercise might help improve memory in people with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

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UAB New  Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery
UAB New Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery

UAB Hospital is the first in the state and only the fourth in the entire southeast to open a new surgical suite with an intraoperative MRI scanner that allows surgeons to take up-to-date images in mid-surgery.

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Osha Prepares Final Rule Related To Healthcare Providers - Stakeholders Must Submit Comments By April 22nd

On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that was designed to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 were reasonably expected to be present.

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Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits
Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits

Over one-quarter of the calendar year of 2022 is completed.

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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Consider this common scenario: A new physician joins your practice - whether from out-of-state, residency, or another practice.

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USDA Loan Program is a Lifeline for Rural Hospitals
USDA Loan Program is a Lifeline for Rural Hospitals

We are all familiar with the crisis that rural hospitals are facing.

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Oak Street Health Arrives in Birmingham
Oak Street Health Arrives in Birmingham

A new type of primary care clinic has opened in Birmingham focused exclusively on seniors.

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The Princeton Baptist Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center
The Princeton Baptist Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center

Surviving a serious cardiovascular event can be frightening, as a person comes face to face with her own mortality.

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Birmingham-Based VitalEngine Provides Cutting Edge Collaboration Platform
Birmingham-Based VitalEngine Provides Cutting Edge Collaboration Platform

Frustration can be a powerful motivator, especially when lives are at stake.

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Nephrology Associates Partners  with Evergreen Nephrology  to Transform Kidney Care
Nephrology Associates Partners with Evergreen Nephrology to Transform Kidney Care

Specialty practices across the country are watching Nephrology Associates' transition to value-based reimbursement.

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OIG Allows Employer to Retain Profits from Employed Nurse Anesthetist in Surgery Center
OIG Allows Employer to Retain Profits from Employed Nurse Anesthetist in Surgery Center

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an advisory opinion recently permitting a pain management practice to retain the profits

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UAB Hospital Receives Women's Choice Awards

The University of Alabama at Birmingham received nine 2022 Women's Choice Awards, including being named one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experiences.

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Professional  Liability Rates  Increasing in  Alabama
Professional Liability Rates Increasing in Alabama

This is the third in a three-part series on the professional liability climate and the increasing rates in Alabama. In the first article, we discussed the professional liability market in the United States overall, and detailed how rates were rising nationwide. The second installment reviewed the factors that always affect premium. To find these articles, go to www.birminghammedicalnews.com and in the right-hand column on the home page, click on blog. Once you are there, scroll down. You will find the first article on June 29 and the second one on August 19.

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Ascension St. Vincent's Opens Two New Centers
Ascension St. Vincent's Opens Two New Centers

"Chilton has plenty of folks with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, which results in a lot of wound care patients," says Jon Binkerd, MD, the medical director for the new wound care center at Ascension St. Vincent's Chilton.

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