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By: Joan Kassel, MLIS, Professional Risk Associates “The most terrifying words in the English language are; ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” – Ronald Reagan As an insurance agent for a company with a focus on medical/dental professional liability, Mr. Reagan’s words could not be truer. Nearly every day someone in our office […]
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus This quote was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted onto the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in […]
by Professional Risk Associates, Inc. on July 15, 2015 in Electronic Medical Records, Government Regulatory Issues, HIPAA, Hospital Related, Patient Health Information, Patient Privacy, Practice Related, Professional Risk Associates, technology
Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in development and research on “super groups” within healthcare. If you aren’t familiar with the term, super groups are a group of practices that have come together as a network. They may have networked due to their shared territory and/or shared specialty. Many physicians join super groups for […]
Metadata: What’s The Risk? Electronic medical records have data and metadata. What is metadata and how can it be subpoenaed and presented as evidence in a malpractice trial? The ProAssurance Assistant Vice President of Web and Digital Marketing, Steve Dapkus, explains how metadata is recorded and used in electronic medical records. The following two-minute video from ProAssurance […]
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 […]