The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2018

New CME Courses Address Distracted Practice Concerns

The functionality built into personal electronic devices makes it difficult to set them aside, even when providing patient care. However, the distractions they cause can injure patients—and the risk is avoidable.

Our new CME courses, How Healthcare Leaders Can Reduce Risks of Distracted Practice in Their Organization and What Clinicians Need to Know to Reduce Risks from Distracted Practice, address addiction to personal electronic devices and provide strategies that individuals and organizations can use to minimize the patient safety risks associated with distractions from these devices.

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Third Quarter 2018

From the Chairman
Advocates for the Medical Profession in a Time of Upheaval

An Ounce of Prevention
Medical Office Assessments Uncover Hidden Liability Risks

Government Relations Report
New Limits on Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

New CME Courses Address Distracted Practice Concerns

Innovations in Patient Safety
Influencing Patient Behaviors in Orthopedic Practice

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