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Thomas Ferkovic, R.Ph., MS, Managing Director, Medic Management Group, LLC.

Star Date 2020: What Will Your Office Look Like?


By Thomas Ferkovic, R.Ph., MS
Managing Director
Medic Management Group, LLC.


The year 2020 seems so far away (it is not). What will your office look like in the year 2020? Probably very similar to today for many practices. The better question is, what could it be in 2020? Technology in healthcare, i.e., physician practice is accelerating. Gone are the days of the slow, cumbersome electronic medical record. Most practice management and electronic medical records systems are becoming easy to use for you and your patients. New features using mobile technology, kiosks, or home based systems are being developed daily.  Read article
Volunteer Reading to Hospital Patient

Your Volunteer Program - Addressing Organizational Liability


By Sharon Hall, Vice President, Healthcare Risk Specialist
Parker | Smith | Feek


Many not-for-profit organizations rely on volunteers to supplement their labor force. There are many reasons why people donate their time – altruism, a need for social interaction, and fulfilling a court order are a few of these. Whatever the reason, the experience should be mutually rewarding for all parties. Knowledgeable and satisfied volunteers represent your organization well. Read article
Patients Waiting in Doctors Office

Music and Motion Picture Licensing for Healthcare Providers:
It Pays to Play


By Paul Borovay, Attorney
Polsinelli

Many healthcare providers have received cease and desist letters from one or more music and motion picture licensing entities. The letters often allege that a hospital or clinic is playing music or showing movies without a license. Given the remedies available to copyright owners, it is important to determine whether your use constitutes infringement, and, if so, when and how to secure the necessary licenses.  Read article
Calculator and Pencil Resting on Printed Spreadsheets

Health Plans Report Mixed Results through June 2018


By David Peel, Publisher and Editor
Oregon Healthcare News


Thirteen domestic health plans recently reported financial results through June 30, 2018 with seven reporting a profit and six reporting a loss. See how all the plans did by reviewing our page of Oregon Health Plan Financial Information.