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The nation’s largest provider of physician and surgeon medical malpractice insurance. Relentlessly defends, protects, and rewards the practice of good medicine.
The nation’s largest provider of physician and surgeon medical malpractice insurance. Relentlessly defends, protects, and rewards the practice of good medicine.

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MACRA Tip: Medical practices should monitor performance data on a weekly or biweekly basis—rather than waiting until the end of the reporting period. There may not be time or ability to correct it later. Read this article for more MACRA best practices: https://hubs.ly/H0d7f6Q0

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“We created REI Protect to meet the risk management needs of the rapidly developing field of infertility medicine,” said Steven L Katz, MD, REI Protect program founder, and reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialist (REI). Read about our partnership with the risk management group REI Protect to provide services specifically designed for REIs: https://hubs.ly/H0d82Lr0
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Scribes are the fastest growing medical field. In spite of this rapid growth, there is little standardization in training scribes or defining their appropriate function with the EHR. 44% of scribes have no prior medical experience and only 22% have any form of certification. Learn more about potential liability risks: https://hubs.ly/H0d7dz00
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“The biggest adopters of healthcare technology are now those 60 years old and older. The days of using the excuse that older patients don’t want to use or don’t know how to use technology have passed,” says David Chou, Vice President/Chief Information & Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Read more from our Practice Manager Viewpoint Series: https://hubs.ly/H0d56330
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How can Communication and Resolution Programs (CRPs) enhance patient safety? When CRPs are used, transparency may reduce a patient’s anger and the possibility of a medical liability claim. And greater transparency may mitigate risk on a larger scale as well: When analyses of adverse events leading to claims are made available to physicians, this often reduces their future occurrence (i.e., it reduces the risk of specific missed diagnoses), thus improving patient safety and reducing physician liability risks. Read more about the benefits of CRPs. https://hubs.ly/H0d562-0

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Failure to act when presented with fetal heart rate tracings predictive of metabolic acidemia identified as malpractice risk in our study. Hear how Dr. Marcus Tower, Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, made changes to address this risk: https://hubs.ly/H0d55qf0

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Are you prepared if your practice is served with a sexual harassment lawsuit? The number of reported incidents of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace are growing. Accusers may be employees, patients, third-party vendors or visitors. Individuals alleged to have acted inappropriately may include co-workers, both supervisors and subordinates, professional staff—and even patients. Find tips on how to protect your practice: https://hubs.ly/H0d0p0_0
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Mammography is an important medical screening test that accounts for more than $8 billion in annual healthcare expenditures in the United States. Statistics show breast cancer is more common as women age. However, screening guidelines issued by national organizations and medical specialties have inconsistent recommendations about screening ages and intervals, which can cause delayed or missed diagnoses. These tips may help reduce risks and enhance patient safety: https://hubs.ly/H0d0nJC0
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How can doctors adapt to the massive changes in digital medicine that are transforming the entire healthcare system? New technologies like mobile apps and wearables bring both benefits and risks: patient access to healthcare is evolving; EHRs have created new patient safety risks; and artificial intelligence is evolving to play a role in future patient care.

Robert M. Wachter, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller The Digital Doctor, shares insights into how these changes will play out for physicians and patients and what future improvements and advancements are on the horizon. Learn more here: https://hubs.ly/H0d0nJx0

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49-55% of physicians report burnout in surveys by Merritt Hawkins and Mayo Clinic Proceedings. That level of prevalence does not bode well for the delivery of healthcare—particularly primary care. Howard Marcus, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician who practices in Austin, Texas, looks into defining the problem and revealing the solutions to physician burnout. https://hubs.ly/H0d0nJs0
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