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Delivering best-in-class patient care begins and ends with efficient, effective communication. Used well, clinical communication improves care outcomes, drives clarity throughout diagnosis and treatment, and reduces issues for caregivers and patients. Used poorly, bad clinical communication means rework, disruption, frustration, and poorer outcomes for the patient. Here at TigerConnect, enhancing …

2018 may be over, but there are still last-minute opportunities to manage and minimize your tax liabilities before the filing deadline, especially for self-employed doctors who are business owners. Lower Your Taxable Income The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 introduced a very generous tax deduction, known as …

This article originally appeared on the athenahealth blog The more rushed physicians feel at work, the more likely they are to report signs of burnout, according to a 2018 athenaResearch survey of nearly 1,400 physicians across all practice specialties. The survey also revealed how prevalent harried physicians are in health care today: …

Increasingly, patients are complaining about physicians with poor bedside manners.  This leads to an erosion of trust – the foundation of establishing and maintaining a positive doctor/patient relationship. We all recognize this type of physician – they always seem rushed, don’t provide a proper greeting, may not know our name, …

CalHealthCares is a new loan repayment program that incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation. All awardees will be required to maintain a patient caseload of 30 percent or more Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The inaugural application …

Most healthcare providers know they need a medical website in order to attract new patients to their practice. However, not all providers know exactly what content (text and images) their websites should contain — or how that content should be organized. In a nutshell, an effective medical website includes the content patients expect to …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom will be one of our keynote speakers at the 45th annual CMA Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, in Sacramento. This unique event is free of charge to all CMA members. Plan to join more than 400 …

Budgetpalooza is Here The Trump administration unveils its fiscal 2020 budget request today. The spending blueprint was delayed by nearly a month thanks to the partial government shutdown and it’s the first Trump budget during divided government. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will have a busy week dissecting the document. He treks up …

Strong security and encryption are vital to protecting patient and medical data in healthcare organizations. Medical records and patient identities are major targets for hackers and other criminals, so you need best-in-class protection to secure your systems, devices, and data. Data leaks can be very costly for healthcare providers — …

Written by Lisa Shue, BS and Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH Governor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled plans to expand health insurance to young undocumented people—a proposal that would continue to pave California’s path towards universal health insurance within the state(1). While the Affordable Care Act has considerably decreased the number of …