Entries by Chip Hart

HIPAA and Credit Cards

Note: this is a long post about untested legal issues. I may not know what I am talking about, so I welcome input! Executive summary: if your financial services vendor does more for you than swipe your credit cards  – such as storing card numbers, mailing collection letters, setting up payment schedules/budgets, confirming addresses, sending …

Buying A New Vaccine Fridge

I recently mentioned the awesome vaccine management productions put on by the AAP (via SOAPM) and I hope everyone here had a chance to participate in the seminar.  If you didn’t, here are the awesome handouts! During our Users’ Conference last week, a client approached me with questions about buying a new refrigerator for vaccine …

Are You A SOAPM member?

I can’t imagine how anyone with interest in this blog wouldn’t also be a SOAPM member.   But perhaps someone out there is missing out.  SOAPM is, by far, the best source of pediatric practice management information on a national scale.  Here’s a great reason to join: The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Administration and …

Work / Life Balance Survey

In the second issue of The Independent Pediatrician, one point of focus will be the Work / Life Balance challenge faced by so many pediatricians. We have developed a quick, anonymous survey that we invite any and all pediatricians to complete – I will share the results here, on SOAPM, and in issue #2! Please, …

2014 Spring Cleaning

Piles of news backed up in my inbox. Good work by Dr. Branco and his constant effort to get kids immunized.  I will be seeing him next week.  Dr. Branco, if you are not aware is behind the Vaccines Save Lives sticker. In a similar vein, I love this segment (at least his moment, starting …