The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2018
Innovations in Patient Safety
Leveraging Cardiology Data to Improve Care
Our video series highlights how doctors nationwide are using the data-driven insights from our closed claims studies to improve patient safety in their practices or hospitals. Our vast database of claims gives us an unparalleled understanding of the most common patient allegations and factors contributing to injury, and our specialty-specific studies help shine a light on risks others don’t see.
This quarter, we feature Sandeep S. Mangalmurti, MD, JD, a cardiologist at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York, who made changes to his practice to improve patient safety based on the data in The Doctors Company’s Cardiology Closed Claims Study.
The study outlined the liability pitfalls of certain medications, particularly cardiovascular medications, which have inherent risks even when used correctly. As a result, Dr. Mangalmurti put processes in place to manage anticoagulants more carefully and to be clear about who has responsibility for their administration. In addition, Dr. Mangalmurti worked to develop a collaborative approach with patients, making sure they are aware of all potential complications.
Watch this important video for strategies for safe management of high-risk medications in cardiology.
Read our Cardiology Closed Claims Study at thedoctors.com/cardiologystudy.
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