Medical Malpractice News

1Aug, 2014

Can “Meaningful Use” Improve the Quality of Healthcare?

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It’s no secret that Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other developed nation in the world.  But does spending more money equate to higher quality healthcare?  According to a recent publication by the Commonwealth Fund, it does not.  In fact the report, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, ranks the U.S. dead last, number 11 out of 11 countries studied, including Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.  The criteria included the cost, safety, and quality of healthcare as well […]
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8Nov, 2013

What’s so great about Shakespeare? What’s so great about eQuoteMD?

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Before getting into medical malpractice insurance, I was a high school English teacher. In my 10th grade British Lit class, I had the privilege of teaching some of Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays every year. I say it was a privilege because I love Shakespeare and enjoyed teaching a variety of his works: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and, of course, Romeo and Juliet. Each year when I introduced Shakespeare, I heard the redundant whines: “What’s so great about Shakespeare?” After years of dragging students through the literature, I […]
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31Jul, 2013

Medical Malpractice 101 – Who Needs Medical Professional Liability Insurance?

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In this post, we’ll take a brief look at who needs medical professional liability insurance, and how both individual and group policies are important tools for the medical professional. Medical malpractice lawsuits are becoming increasingly common. The ease with which they can be brought, combined with the lack of serious consequences for those who bring them frivolously, can make liability a constant concern for medical professionals who do not have the peace of mind that comes from partnering with experts who can help them manage those risks and allow doctors […]
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17Jun, 2011

Video – What is better for my medical practice? Claims-made or occurrence?

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“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” Today Tim discusses what is type of medical malpractice insurance policy is better for a physicians practice. Claims-made coverage or occurrence based coverage? Both types of coverage policies are deeply analyzed with examples and comparisons to help physicians understand how these policies differ from each other and help as well as allowing the physician to correctly choose what works better for their practice.
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