NueMD Top Five - October 2017

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Stay informed on the latest healthcare news with these hand picked articles from around the web. This is the NueMD Top Five.

Equifax breach exposes healthcare vendor vulnerabilities - modernhealthcare.com
The Equifax data security breach that exposed the financial information of 143 million Americans to hackers is hitting close to home in healthcare. 

The 5 principles of functional medicine - mindbodygreen.com
The term “Functional Medicine” can seem rather ambiguous. Although this field is becoming more mainstream due to popular voices lauding it as the future of health care, Functional Medicine is still generally unknown to the public. 

If Puerto Rico were a state, it's healthcare system would recover faster from Maria - fivethirtyeight.com
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria landed in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, healthcare providers are still struggling as they face conditions where diesel fuel is scarce and communication is almost nonexistent.

Trump Signs Order to Expand Low-Cost, Low-Benefit Plans - medscape.com
The executive order ​directs federal departments to develop and propose regulations that are expected to lift the ACA's restrictions on association health plans.

5 tips for building an effective website for your medical practice - practicebuilders.com
As a medical practitioner, the goal of your website should be to help patients learn about your practice and the services you offer. Consider these tips to ensure your website is effective.

BONUS -  Infographic: Hello, My Name is MACRA 
Meet MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. It's the newest acronym in healthcare's acronym soup and it changes the way doctors get paid.

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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