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Risk Management and Patient Safety

Recent Articles

AUG 15, 2017
Objective Review of Potential Risks in a Medical Practice Can Be Beneficial
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner, Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner of Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners discusses his experience with an assessment service offered by The Doctors Company which provided his practice with a comprehensive checkup of key areas and customized action plan.

JUL 24, 2017
Plastic Surgeons Make Changes in Light of Malpractice Claims Study
David. B. Troxel, MD
An analysis of plastic surgery malpractice claims is leading plastic surgeons to adopt policies and procedures that help them focus on caring for patients instead of defending their practices in court.

JUN 26, 2017
Referral and Negligent Referral in a Dental Practice
Kim Hathaway, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager
General dentists should be aware of potential liability issues involving patient referrals.

JUN 14, 2017
Take Note: How Medical Scribes Are Trained—And Used—Varies Widely
Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Simulation, Oregon Health and Science University
Though it is the fastest growing medical field, there is little regulation or standardization for training scribes. In this article, Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, of Oregon Health and Science University discusses the risks of using scribes based on a national survey of The Doctors Company's members.

JUN 12, 2017
Cyberattacks Threaten Patient Safety
When it comes to cybersecurity, more than money and IT security are at risk—patient safety is also compromised by a cyberattack.

JUN 12, 2017
Cybersecurity Must Be Part of Every Healthcare Professional’s Job
Recent cyberattacks have been devastating. They’ve cost billions of dollars, angered and potentially endangered patients, eroded the reputation of healthcare organizations, and left institutions and individual physicians exposed to HIPAA violations. Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT issue. Every employee and every organization needs do their part.

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