An essential function of an effective practice is being seen and found when (and where) people are looking for you. Since launching in 2004, Yelp has collected more than 6.4 million customer reviews in the health care sector. That's why TMA helps members cultivate successful practice relationships by providing tools to accelerate practice growth.
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Ransomware has reached Texas, and its emergence highlights the importance of up-to-date security. Health care is particularly vulnerable to the ransomware threat. KPMG's 2015 Health Care and Cyber Security Survey, which polled 223 U.S.-based health care executives, found four-fifths of respondents said cyber attacks had compromised their information technology. TMA is raising awareness and educating physicians on ways to manage security and technology risks.
The billing and funds transfers of the modern medical world have become more often electronic, making shady financial practices more traceable. But physicians everywhere are still vulnerable to the whims of office staff who might embezzle or otherwise abuse their practice access. The cautionary tales of physician victims point to the importance of taking steps to prevent embezzlement.
U.S. physicians love their patients and hate paperwork. Unfortunately, a newly released survey by The Physicians Foundation finds that the paperwork is winning. Fifty-four percent of physicians surveyed say their morale is somewhat or very negative, and 49 percent say they either often or always feel burned out.
Medical liability experts say missed appointments and failures to follow up pose some of the greatest legal risks for physicians, and lawsuits related to follow-up failures are becoming more frequent as health care models change, says a 2013 article in American Medical News.
TMA's Practice Vendor Guide is a comprehensive listing of companies that provide products and services to medical practice professionals. You can use this guide as a reference when seeking reputable practice management resources throughout the year! When contacting any of the companies listed, be sure to let them know you found them through the TMA Practice Vendor Guide!
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