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Dec 01, 2022
The Patient Safety Risks of Burnout—and the Path to Professional Fulfillment
Christine Sinsky, MD, Vice President, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association
While burnout manifests in individuals, it originates in systems. Guest author Christine Sinsky, MD, highlights resources that can help clinicians improve practice efficiencies and ease administrative burdens.
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Professional Education
Preventing Diagnostic Error in Primary Care: Strategies for Advanced Practice Clinicians
Diagnostic errors occur often in primary care settings and can impact over 12 million outpatients annually. This is a top patient safety concern and a global burden among advanced practice clinicians (APCs). Significant patient harm can occur due to treatment delay, testing, or misdiagnosis. This course is an opportunity to promote awareness and visibility by identifying where these errors occur most often in the diagnostic process of care framework. Examples of some best practices for the diagnostic process involves a timely and accurate diagnosis, patient engagement, effective system processes, active follow up, and communication. The information in this course will focus heavily on prevention strategies related to the primary care setting.

Mar 11, 2020
Member-Exclusive Program for Practice Managers
Our new program for practice managers provides essential knowledge and tools.
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Dec 12, 2019
Making Further Advancements in Anesthesia Care Safety
Susan K. Palmer, MD; Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management; and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
We analyzed 459 claims for new trends in anesthesia care.
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Scott Ruthstrom
Scott Ruthstrom is COO of FDA Services in Tallahassee, Florida. He has served the insurance needs of Florida's dentists for 19 years.

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.
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Mar 16, 2017
San Diego Death Diaries
Roneet Lev, MD
Dr. Roneet Lev provides insights into the prescription opioid abuse epidemic.
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Jan 01, 2000
Institute of Medicine Report: A Response
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP

Dec 15, 2021
Telephone Communication for Healthcare Providers: Safety Strategies
Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
When casually or carelessly conducted, telephone communications can lead to diagnostic errors and misunderstandings that can culminate in professional malpractice claims

Jun 09, 2021
Telehealth Tune-Up: Preparing for Care After COVID-19
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
The pandemic prompted many practices to add telehealth services overnight. If your practice did, now is a good time to review the components of that implementation with these strategies for evaluating five key elements.
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