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.

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Apr 24, 2023
Childhood Obesity: Communication Strategies for Healthcare Practitioners
Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
Conversations about weight between healthcare professionals and pediatric patients and their parents can have profound, long-term effects on a child or adolescent.

Jun 04, 2020
Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19
Todd Zeiter, Senior Vice President, National Underwriting
We’ve heard from physicians that they are concerned about the risks involved in reopening their practices, resuming elective procedures, or otherwise resuming something closer to their usual patient interactions.