The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2023

Continuing Education: Essential Risk Management for Healthcare Professionals

Most practicing clinicians will be at risk of a malpractice claim at some point during their careers, yet basic malpractice and risk management concepts are not included in clinical education or training. Our complimentary on-demand course, Risk Management 101 for Healthcare Professionals: Malpractice, Patient Relations, and Documentation, focuses on the legal elements of a malpractice claim. We share ways to enhance patient understanding, compliance, and satisfaction and offer tips to help you demonstrate quality of care and reduce risk through effective documentation and open notes. The activity includes useful examples of EHR and telehealth documentation. This activity offers learners 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Find a complete catalog of our on-demand for-credit activities.

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