The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to strengthen patients’ rights to access their own health information, improve care coordination, and reduce regulatory burdens.
This detailed description of an institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC highlights approaches that can be applied to help other hospitals plan for surges.
Factors linked to fewer completed telemedicine visits include older age, Asian race, non-English as preferred language, Medicaid insurance
To accommodate patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices may have expanded personnel access to protected health information and relied on devices that might be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Bias extends beyond skin color to the assumptions physicians might make about patients.
Data in this survey were collected from behavioral health care providers throughout New York State
Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
Some of the major theories behind why Black patients have seemingly worse outcomes than White patients cite racism, not race, as the root of the problem.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
By connecting on a personal level, medical practices may have better results in getting patients to settle their accounts.