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Jessica Cushard is an experienced litigator working in the defense of claims of negligence, including general liability, personal injury, and a …

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Using Electronic Medical Records to Combat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

In 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. According to the most recent data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40% of all U.S. opioid deaths in 2016 involved a prescription opioid, with more than 46 people dying every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. While stakeholders across the healthcare continuum are fighting the opioid crisis on many fronts, optimizing electronic medical records (EMR) technology has become a significant legislative and regulatory priority in this battle.  More ›

Common Mistakes Physician Extenders Make in Their Practices

First of all, for those who may be thinking “what is a physician extender,” a physician extender is a licensed health care provider (not a physician) that provides medical services typically performed by a physician. More ›

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