Category: General

Cyber Security in Healthcare: a Time to Act

Cyber Security in Healthcare: a Time to Act September 2015/ Fidelis Cybersecurity Why healthcare is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, and how it can protect data and mitigate risk At a time of well-publicized incidents of cybersecurity breaches across all industries and government agencies, the healthcare industry—both providers and payers—are especially at risk. According to the U.S. Department […]

Defensible Medicine Slashes Malpractice Premiums

Defensible Medicine Slashes Malpractice Premiums January 29, 2015 | Physicians Practice By James Doulgeris Defensive medicine makes it more likely that you will be sued. Defensible medicine? Now, that puts you on malpractice insurers’ “A” lists. Here’s how. Just the possibility of being sued for malpractice is so powerful that billions in malpractice premiums are […]

The Current Malpractice Insurance Market: Coverage Red Flags for Docs

By Jeffrey D. Brunken There is both promise and peril in today’s insurance marketplace. Promise, because intensified competition drives lower cost, innovation, and new product development. But it’s also perilous as intense competition can lead to substandard products, reduced service, and even careless underwriting. These can quickly lead to insurer financial trouble and ultimately, risk […]

Medical Malpractice – Don’t Give in to the Gadget: Distracted doctoring is the new legal minefield

William Landess IMPULSE CONTROL Electronic devices in the OR aren’t the problem. The problem is our inability to control how we use them. The term “distracted doctoring” is being heard more and more frequently, but the phenomenon isn’t limited to physicians. Anyone and everyone — nurses, PAs, NPs, CRNAs, OR staff, even administrators — can […]

Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize?

Fixing a system built on blame and revenge will require bold ways of analyzing mistakes and a radical embrace of openness. By Dr. Darshak Sanghavi DANIELLE BELLEROSE WENT THROUGH HELL for two years trying to conceive, undergoing nine rounds of fertility treatments before she finally got pregnant with twins in late 2003. Shortly thereafter, the […]