Risk Management

  • Let's Talk Risk Assessments

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

    Let's Talk Risk Assessments
    In a recent Medscape report on malpractice claims, more than 4,000 physicians were asked whether they have had or would consider a risk assessment. Sixty-seven percent said either they had not had a risk assessment in the past or didn't plan to in the future. The question that wasn't asked was, "why not?"

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  • Informed Consent Is More Than Just a Form

    posted by Veronica Brattstrom on Thursday, December 06th, 2018

    Informed Consent Is More Than Just a Form
    Informed consent is more than asking the patient to sign a form. The foundation of a good informed consent process begins with a discussion between the provider and the patient.

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  • Human Resources Tips for the Office

    posted by Veronica Brattstrom on Monday, December 03rd, 2018

    Human Resources Tips for the Office
    When conducting Personalized Risk Assessments (PRAs), I'm frequently asked by practice managers and providers what type of human resources processes and policies they should have in place.

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  • Suicide and Self Harm in a MD Office

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Friday, November 30th, 2018

    Suicide and Self Harm in a MD Office
    You and your practice can be instrumental in recognizing the signs of suicide or self-harm in patients and providing them with needed resources. It can be beneficial to have a policy that identifies the steps you and your staff should take when such a situation presents itself.

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  • Ways to Recognize and Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Monday, November 26th, 2018

    Ways to Recognize and Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse
    With all the media attention on the opioid crisis, now is a good time to recognize and avoid prescription drug abuse in your practice. Along with adhering to your state's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and your state's administrative code, below are four steps you can take now in your office to do your part.

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  • Communication and Referral Considerations

    posted by Veronica Brattstrom on Thursday, November 01st, 2018

    Communication and Referral Considerations
    It is both important that you avoid allegations of a delay in diagnosis and help your patients avoid unnecessary testing. It can be a balancing act!

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