Medical Malpractice News

4Feb, 2015

Clinical Decision Support Systems and Malpractice Risk

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Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) comprise one of the fastest growing and most widely discussed areas of Health Information Technology (HIT) in existence today. CDSSs have been defined as “Active knowledge systems which use two or more items of patient data to generate case specific advice,” (Wyatt J, Spiegelhalter D, 1991); or there’s this from Robert Hayward of the Center for Health Evidence, “Clinical Decision Support Systems link health observations with health knowledge to influence health choices by clinicians for improved health care.”
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6Oct, 2014

Top Ten Online Tools for Doctors

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Today we live in a world where an online presence isn’t just recommended, it’s a given. If you have any kind of business, practice, or other public presence you already have an online presence as well. Profiles are automatically generated by review sites, online yellow pages, and even Google. So the question is not whether you will have an online presence, but whether you are leveraging the presence you already have. We’re looking at the top ten online tools for developing your practice and managing your online reputation. Some of […]
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15Sep, 2014

TEDMED 2014

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As I’m typing this, TEDMED 2014 is wrapping up. Most of us are familiar with TED, if nothing else via the occasional TED Talk that goes viral on social media. But building on TED’s tagline, “ideas worth spreading,” TEDMED describes itself as “a global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow…for a healthier, more vibrant humanity.” And while TEDMED exists year round as an online community, the annual conference is what they […]
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17Feb, 2013

What’s Next on the Affordable Care Act Timeline?

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Your opinion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) probably depends on what role you play in the U.S. healthcare system. Physicians and other healthcare providers seem to fear each and every new provision as it’s unveiled and are anxious about how to implement the requirements placed upon them. Hospitals are trying to stay ahead of the game (and their competitors) by forming Integrated Health Systems and Accountable Care Organizations, and purchasing physicians’ private practices. Consumers are attempting to navigate the system to take advantage of improved health insurance coverage or […]
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15Dec, 2011

Considering the Opportunity of Employment?

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As an independent broker and advocate for the interests of the physicians I serve, the growing trend of hospital and health system employment is concerning and sad.  With well over 20 years of being in the medical malpractice insurance business, I have witnessed this cycle repeat itself probably three times or more, usually with the same outcome. After years of sacrifice, living hand to mouth and coming out of medical school with a lot of debt, the hope is that the autonomy and potential for a fair income and will […]
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