NOV 08, 2016
Meeting the Challenges of the Nonadherent Orthopedic Surgical Patient
Orthopedic surgeons can reduce potential liability by following these tips for managing nonadherent patient behavior.
OCT 25, 2016
Optimize the EHR: Better Workflow Means Better Work-Life Balance
There are tools that can streamline patient care and payment workflows in the electronic health record (EHR). By dedicating time and effort up front to optimize the EHR, physicians can get relief from administrative tasks, reduce duplicate entry of data, and save time by not having to search for records in multiple places.
DEC 15, 2015
Challenges in Cultural Diversity: Protect Your Patients and Yourself
Physicians are increasingly faced with providing care to a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues.
DEC 08, 2015
New Early Warning Criteria Could Reduce Maternal Mortality
Guest author Dr. Susan Mann reports on a new initiative to address the significant increase in maternal deaths.
From The Doctor’s Advocate
SEP 22, 2015
Are Your Prescribing Practices Secure?
Prescription theft and abuse is a real and growing problem, making it imperative for physicians to protect themselves and their practices.
APR 20, 2015
Mid-level Practitioner Liability—Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan
This booklet can help practitioners avoid liability risks when hiring or working with mid-level practitioners.
FEB 25, 2015
Documenting Staff Competency
Nurses, medical assistants, and other clinical staff must be properly trained and certified. Physicians, or qualified supervisors, should observe staff members as they conduct specific procedures and document their performance.
FEB 23, 2015
Arranging Locum Tenens Coverage
Follow these requirements when selecting a locum tenens to serve in your place.
AUG 01, 2014
Medical Records Disposition When Closing a Practice
The physician or physician group practice is responsible for making appropriate arrangements for the disposition of medical records when a practice closes.
APR 30, 2014
Including Risk Management in Your Vacation Planning Allows You to Relax
Because liability never takes a holiday, your vacation plans should include medical coverage arrangements for your practice, particularly when you use locum tenens. This article provides tips to reduce risks in your practice and promote the safety of your patients as you plan your vacation.
DEC 20, 2013
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Office Practices
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your practice.
JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Non-Physician Practitioners
Credentialing and privileging of non-physician practitioners can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.
JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Medical Staff
Credentialing and privileging of medical staff can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.
OCT 01, 2012
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Electronic Medical Records
This interactive guide focuses on risks seen in office practices that use an electronic medical record (EMR).
SEP 01, 2011
Medication safety is a critical component of safe patient care, whether it is general medication knowledge or a provider's awareness of all medications that a patient is taking.
JUL 01, 2011
The Role of the Medical Assistant in Your Office Practice
A medical assistant (MA) can be a valuable addition to an office practice, but MAs should not perform tasks outside their scope of practice.
FEB 01, 2009
Patient Safety Information for Closing a Practice
Follow these guidelines for emergent or nonemergent practice closures.