Risky Practices: Hidden Liabilities Identified by Medical Office Assessments - Keeping patients from falling through the cracks [The Doctor's Advocate CME]

Program Description

Office practices assessments by The Doctors Company’s patient safety risk managers uncover hidden liability risks, often exposing areas where patients can “fall through the cracks” and leave the practice vulnerable to a malpractice claim. Our Practice Risk INSIGHT, an assessment tool customized by specialty, zeroes in on problematic areas. The assessments have been completed across a range of practice environments around the country — from small offices to practices that are part of large integrated delivery systems. In this course, we analyze the results of the Practice Risk INSIGHTs assessments, highlight problem-prone areas, and offer strategies to minimize liability.

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Assess my practice’s tracking systems, processes, and documentation for vulnerabilities that increase risk and liability when patients “fall through the cracks.”
  • Educate others in my practice about how system and human failures impact patient safety and increase liability.
  • Determine what resources and tools can contribute to improvements in patient safety. 

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity. 

Course Developers

Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Susan Shepard, MSN, MA, RN, CPHRM, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Debbie Hill, MBA, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one hour for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 18014.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 09/26/2018
Expiration Date for This Activity: 09/26/2021

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Resources

Click HERE to download a PDF with resources related to this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368, extension 1243.