In this edition of The LINK, J. Michael Conerly, M.D. and Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D., emphasize the the strength of our business continuity efforts as we face yet another hurricane season. For Louisiana and Gulf Coast states, it can be a time of devastating problems, including tragic loss of life and massive property damage, including that of medical facilities and operational medical structures. In an article from Kenneth E. Rhea, M.D., FASHRM, we discuss HIPAA concerns when facing a hurricane.
We present "Counteracting Negative Online Reviews Through Effective Brand Management" as well as "Social Media Professional Guidelines For Physicians" to help you manage the digital presence of your practice.The LINK also presents insights in "Contract Law Part II: 750,000 Reasons to Have HIPAA Business Associate Agreements", discussing the importance of having a Business Associate Agreement and the key components of an agreement. We offer best practices in termination of employment, explaining how to terminate an employee while minimizing risk.