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What’s My Risk Library
By Lisa D. Ellis, Jock Hoffman

What’s My Risk Library

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Opening the Door to Safe Virtual Visits
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

While COVID-19 closed many doors across health care, it did push the door to virtual visits wide open.

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Opening Your Notes: Patient Care Recommendations

Keep these methods of notes documentation in mind when recording your patient encounter. See the list of tips and specific examples.

 

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Cures Act Overview

Eight categories of clinical notes created must be immediately available to patients through a secure online portal. Providers may not block, or delay patients’ access to, any eligible information entered and stored in their EHR. Learn more about this 2021 ruling.

 

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Cures Act: Perspectives from Claims and Patient Safety

Looking at the Cures Act and more open notes from both a patient safety and malpractice claims perspective.

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Help For Optimizing Care and Preventing Risk With Virtual Visits
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new guide called Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit: Managing Risk in a New Care Setting is available free online. It was produced by the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization, and covers a range of issues from the first decision to engage in a virtual visit with a patient, to the follow-up needed to close important loops, and even quality improvement measures. Dr. Philip Ciampa, task force member, walks through some of the key points.

 

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At the End of Information Blocking, an Opening for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Opening your notes offers the potential to enhance patient safety by linking clinicians and patients between visits–times when ambulatory vulnerabilities often compound.

 

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6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety, Virtual Care Guidelines, Care Disparities Podcast, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights February 2021. 6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety, Virtual Care Guidelines, Care Disparities Podcast, and More

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More Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Queries about malpractice and patient safety.

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Hospital Fights to Head off Care Disparities During Pandemic
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

For vulnerable and under-served communities, patient safety and quality care were at added risk from the COVID-19 pandemic. At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an established team for care equity and diversity knew early on in the pandemic that they had a lot of work to do.

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