Last Word

Respected Surgeon Unveils Systemic Tragedies of a Broken U.S. Healthcare System

Healthcare From The Trenches now an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book Miami, Florida – Dr. Alejandro Badia is no stranger to the flaws and frustrations of the U.S. healthcare system. A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Badia has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His new book Healthcare from the...

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Healthcare Leadership in a Time of Crisis

For healthcare executives, navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape has always been challenging. In the age of COVID-19, those challenges have grown exponentially. In many instances, healthcare leaders have thrown out their existing playbooks and created new ones on the fly to accommodate today’s global health crisis. Dr. Steven G. Ullmann, Chairman of the Department of Health...

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Doctors, Divorce and COVID-19

Work and homelife can combine for fear and tension during these uncertain times. Such tensions can heighten marital discord (or worsen that which already existed). Unfortunately, increases in divorce seem imminent. How does one deal with the breakup of a marriage during COVID-19? Or, should you do a Prenuptial Agreement? If children are involved, minimize the disruption to them. If you can no...

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Explosive Growth in Telemedicine Offers Possibilities and Peril

Widely available communications apps have been given a pass on compliance with HIPAA regulations regardless of whether or not the virtual visit is directly related to COVID-19. On March 17, 2020, in an effort to maximize critical healthcare resources, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will “exercise its enforcement...

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