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KevinMD.com: Following evidence-based guidelines won’t protect you from malpractice

75% of physicians in low-risk specialties such as pediatrics, and 99% of physicians in high-risk surgical specialties will face a malpractice claim by the age of 65 according to a 2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Karen S. Sibert, MD published an article on KevinMD.com evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and their roles […]

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90% of Healthcare Providers Hit by Breaches since 2013

  No healthcare provider is immune from risks associated with data security. Typically, the large breaches (Anthem, Premera, Target, Sony) are the stories we see reported in the media. The Ponemon Institute released a study in May 2015 showing “nearly 90 percent of healthcare providers were hit by breaches in the past two years, half of them criminal in […]

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It’s Time To Renew! Five Questions Every Practice Should Consider

  Does your medical malpractice insurance policy renew soon? Leading up to the renewal is always a good time to review your policy and coverage for accuracy, as well as examine any potential new exposures to your practice. The following is not a complete list of items to review with your agent, but these five suggestions will […]

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Risk Management: EHR-Related Claims Study

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a growing risk in medical liability claims. A study by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, of 97 closed malpractice claims in which EHRs were a contributing factor revealed the most common patient allegations and the top causes of patient injuries in these claims. To view the […]

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