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Jun 17, 2022
Practice Protection for Administrative and Regulatory Actions
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Our legal and patient safety experts describe the types of complaints against healthcare professionals that trigger agency investigations and advise how to respond to notifications.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jul 09, 2021
Requests to Amend a Medical or Dental Record
Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, and Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patients have the right to request amendments to their medical or dental records, but providers have the right to determine if the changes will be made. Following the guidelines presented here can help ensure clear communication and documentation.

Risk Management Lessons Offered to Medical and Dental Practice Managers
To help practices prevent injuries, claims, or financial penalties for noncompliance, The Doctors Company offers a unique training program, “Risk Management Fundamentals for the Practice Manager.”

Jun 22, 2022
Patient Safety in Dentistry Series
The articles in this three-part series provide strategies to help dental professionals enhance communication and documentation skills and manage adverse events in a practice setting.

Dec 02, 2021
Dental Case Studies
The case studies presented here provide insights into closed claim scenarios that can help dental professionals enhance their practices as they mitigate risks.

Professional Education
Prescribing Opioids Safely
Faced with an opioid-related epidemic that continues to bring addiction and deaths, it is important to define the role of opioids for both acute and chronic pain management. This activity spotlights the epidemic and presents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, regulations, studies, and emerging solutions to address the epidemic and allow for effective and appropriate use of these drugs.

Nov 19, 2021
Oversedation and Failure to Resuscitate in Dentistry
This case discussion covers risk management issues involving sedation and provides strategies to help practices keep patients safe.

Apr 09, 2020
Exclusively for Member Practices: Risk Management Fundamentals for the Practice Manager
Our complimentary program is exclusive to all member practice managers, both clinical and nonclinical, who are new to the role or seek further education regarding the application of risk management and patient safety measures (or principles) in an office-based medical or dental practice.

Sep 27, 2018
Medical Office Assessments Uncover Hidden Liability Risks
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
Findings from more than 400 physician office practice assessments.
From The Doctor’s Advocate