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Les Trachtman, EE, JD, MBA

As Managing Director of Purview, Les Trachtman drives Purview’s shared mission to improve medical outcomes and access to quality medical expertise for millions of people, regardless of geography. Les is a seasoned entrepreneur, educator, and author with over four decades of experience in strategy, consulting, and start-ups. Les is also an adjunct instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, where he shares his years of experience and insights with the next generation of business leaders. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, MIT and other academic institutions, as well as a board member of The Metro Group. Les is also known as the author of the Amazon bestseller "Don't F**K It Up, How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Cliches that Inhibit Growth", and a blogger on founder succession and other topics. He is passionate about sailing, traveling, and challenging the status quo.

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Why Not Every Hospital Should Consider a Virtual Second Opinion Program

Medical second opinions are fast becoming a standard patient request as a part of a critical diagnosis. Medicare encourages patients to receive a second opinion before a life-changing treatment or invasive surgery. Malpractice insurance carriers encourage second opinions to lower their risk. The Cleveland Clinic reported that the market for second opinions is expected to more than double from 2019, reaching seven billion dollars by 2024.

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Practicing Medicine Beyond Your Own State's Border

In the US, regulation of the practice medicine is a state prerogative. Based upon one of the earliest precepts of the establishment of the federal government in the United States, states retain the power to regulate much of what occurs solely within their borders. Physicians are licensed in the state in which they practice and must adhere to that state's mandates. So, can a physician legally serve a patient in need of their specialty if they reside outside of their jurisdiction?

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Is Dropbox HIPAA Compliant for Medical Imaging?

If you’ve ever thought of sharing medical images or any other Protected Health Information (PHI) using Dropbox, you have probably asked yourself: "Is Dropbox HIPAA compliant for medical imaging." Dropbox is one of the most popular file sharing services and is on millions of desktop computers around the world. But just because you use it for many of your other tasks, does not mean you should use Dropbox for medical image storage. Here are 4 reasons to be careful when using Dropbox as your medical imaging solution...

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Purview Lite vs. Purview Image: What’s the Difference?

Purview has a range of products designed to improve access to medical image viewing software, make it easy to securely share and store all types of medical records and connect patients to better care. When we talk to our customers about our offerings, many of them ask us about the similarities and differences between Purview Lite and Purview Image and how to decide which product is best for their practice.  

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