Aug 26, 2022
Dispensing Sample Medications: Risk Management Strategies
Debra Kane Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
If not carefully managed, sample medications can create issues that place patients and the practice at risk.

Sep 19, 2022
Mitigating the Legal Risks of Urinary Tract Injury Following Gynecologic Surgery
Pamela Willis, BSN, JD, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
A recent review of gynecologic surgery claims involving urinary tract fistulas reveals the importance of expanding the scope of the informed consent conversation prior to surgery.
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Nov 16, 2018
Opioid Addiction in Pregnant Women and Moms: How to Make a Difference
Hannah Snyder, MD, and Christine Pecci, MD
Treating pregnant women and mothers with opioid addiction calls for a well-informed approach to patient safety.

Sep 01, 2023
AI Can Lift Administrative Burdens and Restore Joy in Practice
Aaron Neinstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Notable
Aaron Neinstein, MD, explores artificial intelligence technologies that can streamline mundane administrative tasks and give clinicians more time to focus on patients.
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Dec 07, 2020
Convincing Patients Not to Delay Necessary In-Person Care During COVID-19: Top 5 Tips
Chad Anguilm, MBA, Vice President, In-Practice Technology Services, Medical Advantage, Part of the TDC Group of Companies
As patients’ fears intensify with the current surge in COVID-19 cases, many practices are presented with a three-fold problem: Patients not getting the care they need, a decline in revenue from in-person appointments, and potential liability risks presented by patients who experience adverse events because of a delayed diagnosis—the number one cause of medical malpractice suits.

Jul 14, 2021
Open Notes: Healthcare Providers Should Prepare Now for 2023 and the Cures Act
Chad Anguilm, MBA; Richard F. Cahill, JD; and Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN
The 21st Century Cures Act is a multiphase, multidomain piece of legislation whose requirements for healthcare providers are in effect now, and increase over time. Between pushing for electronic health record (EHR) interoperability and funding vast, ambitious research and data-collection initiatives, the act attempts to harness our collective data-gathering power for medical good.

Aug 30, 2021
Preparing for Genomic Medicine: Implications for Medical Practice and Public Policy
Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations, The Doctors Company; Robert Nussbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chantelle Schenning, PhD, MHA, Head of Public Policy, and Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA, Head of Pharmacogenomics, Invitae Corporation
As genomic medicine becomes part of standard clinical care, we learn more about its far-reaching implications on the medical profession, public policy, and the legal system.
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Jun 22, 2022
Patient Safety in Dentistry: Managing Adverse Events in the Practice Setting
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, DFASHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company, and Jon Pellett, Attorney, Pennington, PA
When an adverse event occurs in a dental practice, providers and staff must be prepared to respond appropriately. A well-managed response includes caring for the patient, investigating the event, taking necessary action, and reporting the event appropriately as required.

Nov 27, 2023
Medical Malpractice and the Volunteer Team Physician
Michael C. Koester, MD, Slocum Center for Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Community physicians have long served as local high school team physicians. Michael C. Koester, MD, discusses the potential liability risks.
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Nov 23, 2020
Ransomware Attacks Against Healthcare Providers Are on the Rise
By Kevin Casey, JD, CIPP/US, Assistant Vice President Claims, TDC Specialty Underwriters
The proliferation of simple-to-use “ransomware-as-a-service” kits is partially to blame for the rise in attacks. Less technically skilled attackers are provided with free and easy-to-use tools and agree to share a portion of the ransom payment with the ransomware developer. These trends are of particular concern to the healthcare industry, as it is one of the most targeted sectors by cybercriminals. Small to midsized healthcare entities are inviting targets, because they often lack the cybersecurity sophistication to respond to attacks and are known to store, transmit, and process monetizable data.