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    Audits of EHR Incentive Programs

    According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), any health care provider attesting to receive an Electronic Health Record...

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    Reducing the Risk of Failure to Rescue

    Understanding where risks occur in patient assessment is essential for successful outcomes...

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    Informed Consent: What Patients Need to Know

    The allegation of lack of informed consent is common in medical liability claims. Typical to these types of claims is a dispute over who said what....

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    Steep Rise in Childbirth Complications

    A December 2012 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article highlighted increased risks associated with childbirth and actions being taken to improve patient...

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    Risk Management for Telephone Encounters

    Miscommunication is often at the core of situations that lead to adverse events and possible medical liability claims. One of the key areas where...

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    Surgical Provider Preventable Conditions

    For more than ten years, considerable attention and effort has been devoted to reducing the number of surgical Provider Preventable Conditions (PPCs).

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    Emergency 24/7 Physician Hotline

    The MagMutual Patient Safety Institute is pleased to offer its physician and hospital PolicyOwners access to our Emergency 24/7 Physician Hotline.

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    Lack of informed consent

    A 16 year old female underwent a surgical plantar wart removal from the side of her left heel in her podiatrist’s office. Read more.

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