The Doctors Company, UCSF Launch Novel Collaboration to Advance Patient Safety in the Digital Era

May 7, 2019 by matray

The Doctors Company and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a top-ranked health system and medical school, today launched a new partnership at the intersection of digital medicine and patient safety. The Doctors Company’s commitment to advancing the practice of good medicine will be expanded through a $1 million… Continue reading...

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Coverys’ Lisa Simm Awarded FASHRM Designation by American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

May 22, 2018 by matray

Coverys recently announced that Lisa Simm, manager, risk management for the Boston-headquartered insurer of medical liability is a recent recipient of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management's Fellowship Award (FASHRM). This award recognizes outstanding individual achievement and professional excellence in healthcare risk management. To be eligible for FASHRM, fellows… Continue reading...

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Cooperative of American Physicians to Present at 2018 Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management Conference

May 2, 2018 by matray

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) recently announced that vice president for practice optimization, Carole Lambert, MPA, RN, will speak at the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM) 38th Annual Educational Conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Thursday, May 3 at 10:05 a.m. PDT. According to the company,… Continue reading...

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Cooperative of American Physicians to Share Insights on Practice Risk Management at 2018 Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers (ADAM) Conference

February 6, 2018 by matray

With the myriad issues that face the ever-evolving medical care sector, medical practices are likewise facing multiple legislative and regulatory headwinds in approaches to office risk management. To help bring these issues into clearer focus for practice managers, the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) will be represented on a… Continue reading...

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ISMIE Risk Management Symposium to Examine Emerging Risks in Patient Safety, Medical Professional Liability

September 19, 2017 by matray

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. announced its 2nd Annual Risk Management Symposium: Emerging Risks. This daylong conference will be held November 17 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., and is open to all interested healthcare professionals and administrators. This year’s symposium will feature keynotes and individual breakout sessions focusing on… Continue reading...

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2014 PLUS Medical PL Symposium Focuses on Emerging Risks Associated with Affordable Care Act, Clinical Integration, New Technology

May 5, 2014 by matray

With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act headlong into its implementation, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) focused its 2014 Medical PL Symposium on addressing the new and emerging risks resulting from the healthcare delivery system’s move toward a clinically integrated and accountable care approach. This year’s symposium took place… Continue reading...

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ACI: Obstetric Malpractice Claims – Agenda Highlights Announced

May 5, 2014 by matray

American Conference Institute, organizers of the 13th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Claims Conference taking place June 25-26, 2014, at the Union League in Philadelphia, today announced key highlights from this year’s program agenda: NEW THIS YEAR! Obtain insight as to the perspectives from the Bench - Learn from EIGHT JUDGES. They… Continue reading...

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Laser Spine Surgery Marketing through Google Sees Malpractice Complaints

May 5, 2011 by matray

side note: This is an interesting article on a new phenomena -- physicians and surgeons marketing their services online. How hard -- and in what manner -- should physicians market their services? Why are we moving away from the traditional model of medicine where physicians refer their patients to specialists?… Continue reading...

Posted in Florida, Healthcare Reform, Internet, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, Outpatient Clinics, Patient Safety, Risk Management | 2 Comments
Hospital Groups Acquiring Physicians’ Private Practices, How It Affects Liability

April 20, 2011 by matray

side note: Is a hospital-focused healthcare system the future of American Medicine? And if so, what are the liability implications? This is a great look at what looks to be the future of healthcare delivery in the United States. Physician-owned and operated medical practices appear to be going the way… Continue reading...

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Malpractice Immunity & Evidence-Based Medicine

March 29, 2011 by matray

side note: Here is an article that shows the conflict of interest that is inherent in our current system of medical liability, and outlines a reform idea worth closer inspection. While sovereign immunity is doubtful, it is an academic argument worth exploring. It's been a year since health care reform… Continue reading...

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