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Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records

The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.

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When Things Go Wrong for Residents
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

 Learning from mistakes is more challenging for residents.

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How Simulators Help OR Teams Really Act Like Teams
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Surgeons, nurses, doctors, technicians and others gather in simulators at Harvard to learn teamwork. Participants say it saves lives, money, and grief. Even skeptics say it’s worth the time and it should be done everywhere.

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Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Read this study about whether or not EHR use has unintended consequences that detract from the safety of health care.

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Preparing for a Deposition

Step-by-step guide to preparing the deposition.

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Deposition: Expectations and Tips

Depositions: What to expect, typical preliminary deposition topics, and tips so you will be better prepared to answer deposition questions appropriately.

 

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Coping with Stress

A malpractice suit can be draining and you still have to worry about your current patients’ care. Make sure you are coping with the stress surrounding this unfortunate event as well as you possibly can.

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Being a defendant, tips from a judge, medication errors, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

May 2017 Insights newsletter. See Judge Zobel’s key rules for being deposed...

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What to Expect as a Defendant

Understand phrases such as personal financial exposure, burden of proof, pleadings and tribunal.

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What is the “Standard of Care”?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO, Tom Augello, CRICO

Learn how medical care is measured in legal cases.

 

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