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.”

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.

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.

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.

Jul 28, 2022
Defensible Medical and Dental Records
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patient records, which serve a critical function in healthcare delivery and routine clinical operations, can provide key evidence in the event of a professional liability action.

Aug 30, 2021
Telehealth: Frequently Asked Questions
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
As the evolution of telehealth continues, we address questions asked by medical and dental practices.

Dec 02, 2020
The Role of Pretest Probability in the Evaluation of Suspected Venous Thromboembolism
Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
The presenting signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism are often vague and nonspecific, and early diagnosis—often crucial to the patient’s outcome—may be challenging.
From The Doctor’s Advocate