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This article originally appeared on the PatientPop website After polling healthcare practices in 2018 to understand how they approach the challenges of online reputation management, we turned our focus to the patient perspective. PatientPop asked 839 people about online reputation in general and patient reviews specifically. We wanted to know …

Our New Partnership With ACap  Today is tax day.  For some, this is a challenging time of year and for others, it’s a nightmare. This is why LACMA has a new partnership with ACap Accountants and Advisors, who were referred to us by LACMA members. ACap provides comprehensive, unbiased financial advice, with …

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 …

The Other Side of Telemedicine  Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests. Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, researchers found. And …

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 …

Dr. Sion Roy, a Harbor-UCLA Medical Center cardiologist, will become the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s (LACMA) youngest president in the organization’s 148-year history at the Annual Installation of President and Officers on June 21st, 2019. Dr. Roy is also a Trustee to the California Medical Association and was elected …

The Spike in CBDs Excited to share news about one of our members and former leaders, Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Dr. Salimpour was on KTTV Fox News recently talking about CBD and CVS’ decision to sell CBD products at their stores across the country.  With CBDs (Cannabidiol) suddenly inundating the US …

This article originally appeared on athenainsight, athenahealth’s thought leadership publication athenahealth offers medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. athenahealth combines insights from a network of more than 160,000 providers and approximately 117 million patients with deep industry knowledge and performs administrative work at scale. For …

Ending the Chaos I’ve been sharing regular updates on the prescription pad debacle. Pleased to update members that, thanks to the work of CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. AB 149 will …

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, …