April 3rd, 2019

Avoiding Misunderstandings with Advanced Medical Directives

How physicians can ensure that patients and their loved ones understand end-of-life care decisions before an adverse event occurs.

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March 8th, 2019

To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Understanding Law Enforcement Exceptions to HIPAA Policies

Guidance on how practices can determine when to disclose protected health information to law enforcement officials or agencies.

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March 1st, 2019

Emergency Medicine Claims Case Study: Spinal Abscess

Details on a physician’s failure to diagnose spinal epidural abscess, and how to avoid a similar outcome.

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February 20th, 2019

Navigating the Patient Experience in an Era of High-Deductible Plans

Exploring the effect of high-deductible healthcare plans on medical practices.

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February 5th, 2019

Physician Burnout in a Culture of Isolation

Exploring how feelings of professional isolation can negatively affect physicians and their practices.

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January 30th, 2019

The Importance of Chaperones in a Medical Setting

An overview of why practices use medical chaperones during physical examinations and guidelines for an effective chaperone policy.

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January 28th, 2019

Emergency Medicine Claims Case Study: Aortic Dissection

Details on two physicians’ failure to diagnose aortic dissection and tips to avoid similar outcomes.

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January 23rd, 2019

CME-Eligible Webinar: Understanding Health Literacy

A consultant from our external network and a member of our Risk Management team discuss how physicians can promote health literacy among patients.

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January 18th, 2019

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis: How Physicians Can Fight Against Drug Abuse

Risk Consultant Janet McCrossen recounts her personal observations of opioid abuse and shares tips to help physicians protect their patients.

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December 18th, 2018

HIPAA Settlement Reminds Practices to Avoid Public Response to Patient Complaints

Issue reinforces the need for maintaining patient privacy even when asked for a public response.

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December 14th, 2018

Preventing Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Guidelines for avoiding patient misunderstandings and navigating physician-patient romantic relationships.

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December 6th, 2018

New CME-Eligible Webinar: Promoting Safety, Professionalism, and Patient and Personal Satisfaction

A subject-matter expert from our external network discusses how to foster a culture of safety throughout medical practices.

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Emergency Medicine Claims Case Study: Missed Myocardial Infarctions

A closer look two physicians’ failure to recognize impending myocardial infarctions, and key takeaways on how to avoid this error.

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November 15th, 2018

Effective Hiring Practices to Avoid Potential Malpractice Allegations

Exploring how good staff hiring practices can reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims.

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November 8th, 2018

Claims Case Study: The Wrongful Death of an Endoscopy Patient

A look into one physician’s deviation from pre- and post-anesthesia care, and advice to help other physicians avoid similar situations.

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