Resources & Information

Aug 28 2014

Hepatitis C: everyone deserves a chance at cure

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New all-oral therapies for hepatitis C can permanently cure over 90… Read More…
Jun 11 2014

More problems with death certificates Some certifiers missing new requirements

 Categories:  Special Features The North Carolina Medical Board has noted an increasing number of inquiries and complaints from families and funeral homes about improper and delayed completion of… Read More…
Nov 15 2013

Physician obligation to complete death certificates

 Categories:  Special Features Refusals or delays in certifying patient deaths have real consequences
The North Carolina Medical Board frequently receives phone calls and complaints from patients’ families,… Read More…
Aug 6 2013

Complying with the HIPAA final Omnibus Rule; Many aspects of the law have changed since its initial

 Categories:  Special Features HIPAA has been with us for more than a decade, but the federal agencies responsible for writing and enforcing this complex law have only recently… Read More…
Dec 14 2012

Recognizing and responding to suspected child abuse and neglect

 Categories:  Special Features If our society is to prosper in the future, we must make sure our children have safe, supportive environments where they can grow socially, emotionally… Read More…
Jul 31 2012

Preserving a scarce human resource: Healthy physicians

 Categories:  Special Features The exhausted and tense man in my office at the Center for Professional Wellbeing hardly fit the role of compassionate caregiver. I listened as he… Read More…
Oct 1 2011

Taking the mystery out of reporting malpractice payments

 Categories:  Special Features It’s been nearly two years since the NC Medical Board implemented statutory changes that require it to collect and post certain malpractice information on its… Read More…
Oct 1 2011

Managing disruptive behavior

 Categories:  Special Features The surgeon who curses and throws instruments. The cardiologist who insists that staff in the cath lab do things “her way”— or else. Attending physicians… Read More…
Jul 20 2011

Practicing medicine in the Facebook age: Maintaining professionalism online

 Categories:  Special Features In April 2011 a Rhode Island emergency physician was fired by her employer and reprimanded and fined by her state medical board for posting what… Read More…
Nov 4 2010

Getting started with NEPP: “Bite-sized nutrition education for practicing physicians

 Categories:  Special Features The Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) program at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health teaches nutrition to physicians in active clinical practice. Training… Read More…