2018; Issue 2
A growing number of patients are presenting to medical appointments with their dogs in tow and while many people enjoy the company of their pets, not everyone feels this way.
Announcing Our New Cyber Liability Portal - Available 24/7 and Free-of-Charge For Our Members
2017 issue 3
In the age of electronic medical records, cyber security is a substantial concern. Security breaches by employees, ransomware and data security basics are of common concern in the medical office practice.
Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Are You Prepared?
2017; Issue 2
Vigilance and meticulous preparation are critical, both in providing high quality anesthesia care with the best possible outcomes, and in enabling the practicing anesthesiologist to avoid medico-legal complications.
Vaccine Errors and How to Prevent Them
2017; Issue 1
Effective management and control of vaccinations in an office based practice is essential.
The Importance of Tracking and Following in the Medical Practice
2016; Issue 4
Allegations of a failure to diagnosis and/or a delay in diagnosis are the leading causes of medical malpractice claims. Many of these failures and delays in diagnosis are directly related to the failure to receive and review diagnostic testing.
Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes
2016; Issue 3
Despite the best efforts to provide safe, quality care, sometimes things go wrong and patients might experience harm. When patients are harmed, a disclosure to the patient and/or family is warranted.
Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Patient Complaints
2015; Issue 1
In spite of our best efforts, we will not be able to please all patients all of the time. All patients have the potential to complain. When we work collaboratively toward managing or exceeding patient expectations, a substantial number of patient complaints can be averted.
Patients with Limited English Proficiency
2014; Issue 3
Limited English proficiency is a growing concern for healthcare providers in the United States. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act obligates medical-care givers to provide interpretation and translation services so patients with limited English proficiency can receive the same level of care that English-speaking patients receive.