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How I Best Prevent Malpractice Cases
Deborah Winiger, MD, says spending time with patients, taking the time to listen, and building relationships are the best ways to prevent a lawsuit.
Lawsuits against Physicians Not Limited To Medical Care
Actual care delivered is only one of many reasons patients sue doctors. Sometimes, the behavior of one physician can affect others.
The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum in Patient Care
No matter how hard I work or how well I think I'm doing as a family physician, there are still areas where I fail my patients.
Compliance Planning 101
Now that compliance programs are mandatory, your practice needs to develop one. Here's how to get started.
Eight Steps to Conducting a Meaningful Use Risk Analysis
Complying with HIPAA and meeting meaningful use by creating a security risk analysis isn't as costly or time consuming as you think. Here are eight simple steps.
Monitoring Controlled Substance Prescriptions in Your Practice
In light of increased federal surveillance, physicians must examine their controlled substance prescribing protocols.
The Top 10 Things Doctors Should Never Say to Patients
Poor physician communication makes it more likely a patient will file a malpractice lawsuit against you. Here are 10 things to never say to patients.
Making Your Medical Practice Safe for Patients and Staff
Michael O'Connell of Marymount Hospital in Ohio discusses key steps your medical practice can take to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.
ACOs and Liability Risks for Physicians
In this podcast, Jeff Brunken, president of physician insurer MGIS, shares important ACO-related liability issues physicians face.
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