South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday April 25, 2017

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April 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 10




People suffering with conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, depression, autism and memory loss face a number of challenges, including the amount of medication that must be taken to treat their symptoms. However, many patients have found success with neurofeedback

Spending time in a hospital - whether as a patient, a family member, or even as an employee - can be difficult. People are often worried or stressed, and usually aren’t feeling their best. But at Broward Health Medical Center, there is a group of people, in addition to employees, that go out of their way to improve the experience of everyone they meet - the hospital’s dedicated volunteers.

In March, Jupiter Medical Center adopted Watson for Oncology trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), a cognitive computing platform to provide insights to oncologists to help deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment. Jupiter is the first U.S. community hospital to adopt Watson for Oncology.

Major changes to U.S. health care policies will have a profound impact on patients, providers, investors and businesses in South Florida, the nation and around the world, according to experts at the conference, “The Business of Health Care Post-Election,” hosted by the University of Miami School of Business Administration March 3.

I guess that’s the extent of my advice to volunteers everywhere. My secret “sauce” when it comes to volunteering is delegate, delegate, delegate. (Of course, according to Carol, she’s usually who I delegate to.) But show me a volunteer who can’t delegate successfully and I’ll show you someone reluctant to repeat the experience. 

In today’s uncertain healthcare environment, healthcare professionals must also be business managers for their practices, their employees and their families. This task can be frustrating, daunting and overwhelming.

How do you use QuickBooks at your medical practice? Are you getting the most out of it?

My colleague, Meredith Tucker, CPA, is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and entrepreneurial services manager who works with businesses, including medical practices, on financial reporting and analysis, tax planning and compliance. 

From “repeal and replace” to blocked mega-mergers, almost nothing about the healthcare industry in 2017 is guaranteed.

But there is one thing you can count on—the cyber threats healthcare organizations dealt with in 2016 are here to stay. In fact, we believe they are going to get a whole lot worse.

Expert witness testimony is essential to all medical malpractice legal proceedings. Usually, without a medical expert, plaintiffs cannot proceed to trial, and defendants are usually doomed to an adverse jury verdict. Medical experts are recruited in many ways, even from proprietary companies who offer a diverse variety of experts.

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of physicians who have become employed by health care systems. As a result, physicians are generally required to sign non-compete agreements. Non-compete provisions from such institutions tend to be much broader in scope than in the past, when physicians joined private practices

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