Mar 11, 2020 Analysis of Medical Oncology Claims Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management
We analyzed 101 medical oncology claims to examine common injuries, identify strategies for mitigating risk, and learn what drives claims.
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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.
Mar 17, 2021 Virtual Reality for Pain Management: An Alternative to Opioids Miranda Felde, MHA, CPHRM, Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Many physicians are exploring virtual reality (VR) technologies as an alternative to opioid prescriptions. VR addresses both attention paid to pain and the patient’s emotional state: The immersive distraction of VR can help a patient mentally transport to another space, such as an underwater seascape, which may also positively affect the patient’s emotional state.
Mar 01, 2022 Clinician Burnout: From a Crisis to a Movement Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine and Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
The pandemic has intensified a burnout-fueled exodus from healthcare. Dr. Christine K. Cassel provides insights into the national movement to address clinician burnout.
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Dec 12, 2022 Top Seven Tips for Telehealth David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Risk Advisors
Although telehealth demand has declined since the peak of the pandemic, it continues to be an integral part of healthcare delivery. These top recommendations can help minimize risks for practices that provide care via telemedicine.
Apr 02, 2021 Pre-Procedural Screening and Testing During COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, surgeons have faced many challenges in adapting to new situations. Now that facilities have resumed elective surgeries, surgeons are facing additional challenges in evaluating and scheduling patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The strategies highlighted here can help ensure a consistent approach in keeping both patients and providers safe.
May 01, 2023 Dealing With Online Patient Complaints Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Clinicians are understandably concerned about their reputations and the consequences of any negative comments posted about them on social media platforms.