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In our efforts to support mental health and all those served by and working in the field of psychiatry, we are pleased to feature Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD, PRMS Director of Risk Management, as one of our bloggers this month. Donna shares strategies that doctors can implement to provide good clinical care in honor of World Patient Day this September. World Patient Safety Day 20 ...

Two news items caught my attention today – both involved radiologists and HIPAA violations: 1. MORE DUMPED RECORDS: According to the report, a customer noticed 65 boxes of medical records, including social security numbers, in a dumpster at a storage unit facility. The records belonged to a radiology group that had disbanded, and ultimately failed to pay for continued storage ...


Just recently, the Illinois legislature set aside a psychologist prescribing bill after initially supporting it.  (The Illinois Psychiatric Society’s president, Eldon Trame, MD, gives a nice summary of the whole process here.) What led me to explore what happened in Illinois was an article in the most recent issue of Psychiatric Times, “Why Psychiatrists Are Physicians First,” ...

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