Medical Malpractice News

23Nov, 2016

Will Practicing Population Health Management Reduce Medical Malpractice Risk?

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Medical malpractice insurance companies are enthusiastic about practices that improve healthcare and patient safety. Sometimes that enthusiasm results in lower medical malpractice insurance premiums for physicians, but sometimes companies’ rates are slower to respond to new innovations than healthcare providers would like. With the current push toward a goal of improving quality of care while reducing costs, Population Health Management (PHM) is presented as one way to reach that goal. While providers are eager to see lower premiums, most medical malpractice insurance companies are taking a wait-and-see approach. The insurance […]
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11Nov, 2016

Are Your Text Messages HIPAA Compliant?

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One of the most convenient ways to communicate is through text messaging. However, in the world of medicine and privacy laws, it is not so easy. The problem with SMS text messaging is that it is not compliant with the requirements under the HIPAA privacy rule. There are not secure data banks where the information is stored and there is no secure way to ensure the intended party received the text. Regular SMS texting is not a safe or legal option and can cost as much as $50,000.00 per unsecured […]
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3Nov, 2016

Halloween & Healthcare – Talking Diabetes

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What do you usually think about when you hear the word Halloween? Trick or treating, costumes and candy! Sugar, Sugar, Sugar! It is a fun night for children to get dressed up, grab a bag, run around the neighborhood ,and collect lots of yummy, sugary, candy! We’ve all done it and, needless to say, it was always a good time. So, eQuoteMD thought this would be a good time to discuss a disease which deals directly with sugar.  
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10Oct, 2016

5 Ways Physicians Can Avoid a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Every year malpractice claims cost the health care industry billions of dollars. Many physicians may already know some of the more obvious ways to avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit, however we thought we’d give you a few tips you may not have considered that can help reduce your chances of a malpractice claim.
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4Oct, 2016

5 Things to Know About Medical Malpractice Today

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When it comes to Medical Malpractice, perceptions are almost always wrong. Myths and misconceptions promoted by trial lawyers hoping to gain new cases against physicians have given the general public the idea that there is some sort of medical malpractice crisis in the U.S., and that is simply not true.   Most people believe that medical malpractice premiums are skyrocketing and doctors are getting sued every time they walk in to see a patient. While this was once the case, the climate has changed, and there are 5 basic facts that […]
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