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How User-Friendly Is Your EHR? - 08/16/2019

To help you prevent these types of errors in your practice, TMA has created a Technology and Patient Safety webpage that includes articles, interactive tools, manuals, and guidelines on how to make your electronic health record (EHR) technology safer. Use it to find information on contracting with EHR vendors, implementing or switching systems, and keeping your system secure.


Baylor Scott & White Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 08/05/2019

Killeen residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Joshua Kilpatrick, MD, of Baylor Scott & White Health for the hospital’s first Killeen Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Embee Lifestyle Docs to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 08/05/2019

Bellaire residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Bandana Chawla, MD, and Munish Chawla, MD, of Embee Lifestyle Docs for the clinic’s first Bellaire Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Q&A: SeattleMamaDoc Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Headlines TexMed 2019 - 08/02/2019

Digital innovator, Seattle pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, will share her expertise at the May 17 opening general session at TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The title of Dr. Swanson’s talk: “How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship.” Her answer to that question: “Rapidly and at a pace that’s hard for us to keep up.”


Brownsville Medical Alliance to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 07/30/2019

Brownsville residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Bradley W. Nordyke, MD, of Brownsville Medical Alliance for the clinic’s first Brownsville Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Maple Primary Care to Host First Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event Sunday - 07/22/2019

 Farmers Branch residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Manvinder Kainth, MD, and colleagues from Maple Primary Care for Farmer’s Branch’s first anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Plant-Based DFW to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 07/15/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Rizwan H. Bukhari, MD, of Plant-Based DFW for its first Dallas Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Get $99 Website Design During July - 07/12/2019

How does your practice’s website look? Does it look great on any device, including mobile and tablets? If your website could use some help, Texas Medical Association-endorsed vendor Officite helps practices create a professional website that works on all devices.


White Rock Family Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/25/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Amanda Mohammed, MD, of White Rock Family Health for the clinic’s first Dallas Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Elemental Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/24/2019

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Megan Williams Khmelev, MD, of Elemental Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic  for the clinic’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


CentroMed to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/11/2019

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Soheir Girgis, MD, of CentroMed for the clinic’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Why You Need to Prepare for Voice Search - 05/31/2019

Voice search, such as through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple Siri, is becoming an essential part of modern life. In fact, 72% of voice device owners use it as part of their daily routine. Neglecting this growing technology could cause your practice to miss out on potential patients. But adapting a voice-first mindset could help you attract new patients and stay connected to current ones.


Why Strong Passwords Are Important - 05/30/2019

Passwords are an early line of defense in protecting your patient data and an easy fix to strengthening your protections.


Security Alert: Are Your Browsers Vulnerable to POODLE? - 05/30/2019

Many of us take for granted that if we’re diligent about keeping our systems current with the latest security updates, we’re protected from threats. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.


Ten Rules for E-Mail Etiquette - 05/30/2019

Ten Rules for E-Mail Etiquette


HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Patient Complaint? - 05/30/2019

The most common type of patient HIPAA complaint stems from interpersonal relationships and conflicts. Do you know what do if you receive a patient HIPAA complaint?


Patient-Physician Electronic Communication - 05/30/2019

Patient-Physician Electronic Communication, Report of the Council on Communication to the House of Delegates, May 2003


HIPAA Compliance Requires Continuous Monitoring - 05/30/2019

HIPAA security compliance means not only preventing compromised protected health information but also recognizing when it happens and being able to discover what went wrong.


20 Everyday HIPAA Tips(1) - 05/30/2019

The goal of HIPAA is to make sure the protected health information you are responsible for or come into contact with remains confidential, secure, and available when you need it. Here are basic steps every practice can take to help make this happen.


Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients? - 05/30/2019

Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients?


TTUHSC Department of Family and Community Medicine to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 05/21/2019

Lubbock residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Mary Irving, MD, of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Family and Community Medicine for the clinic’s first Lubbock Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Grayson County Medical Society to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 04/24/2019

Grayson County residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Sanober Kable, MD, of Premier Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for the clinic’s first Denison Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Walk With a Doc Texas Takes Steps to Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease - 03/25/2019

Texans in several cities still have time this week to get active and take strides to protect themselves against kidney disease during National Kidney Month (March). Several Texas Medical Association (TMA) member physicians host Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas events this week (see list below).


Section 1: Let Doctors Be Doctors - 02/01/2019

Stretched to the Limit: There came a moment when all the clicking on boxes, filling out forms, and waiting on hold was just too much for Houston internist Lisa Ehrlich, MD. The time and energy spent on all of these seemingly endless tasks meant she could not give nearly enough to her patients.


Switching EHRs? Turn to TMA for Help - 12/06/2018

There are many things to consider when looking at a new EHR, including price, which functions suit your practice’s needs, and which vendors offer the right ones. If you’re considering switching to a new EHR, the Texas Medical Association has information and resources to help you make an informed decision.