September 22, 2021

Addressing Low Health Literacy Inside and Outside the Exam Room

Most physicians and other healthcare providers encounter patients with limited health literacy every day. Increasing awareness and facilitating patient education can mitigate the impact of health literacy on health outcomes and patient safety – and reduce liability risk.

November 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Communicating and Following-Up Critical Test Results

The communication of test results is an important part of providing care and may involve various healthcare professionals. Test results may be over-looked, lost, or scanned into the wrong record. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

October 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Promoting Communication Between Referring and Consulting Physicians

Lack of communication between providers may result in poor coordination of care. This may include a delay in diagnosis or treatment, the failure to order diagnostic testing or act upon abnormal test results, or the failure to prescribe appropriate medications. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

August 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Effective Communication with Patients

Effective communication is the cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship. Patients’ perceptions of physician communication skills may impact the potential for allegations of malpractice. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

August 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Management and Documentation of After-hours Telephone Calls from Patients

The failure to properly handle and document after-hours telephone calls can adversely affect patient care and lead to potential liability exposure for the physician. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

June 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Follow-up of Missed or Cancelled Appointments

A well-defined process for following up on missed or cancelled appointment will help ensure continuity of care and enhance patient safety. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

June 28, 2018

MLMIC and HANYS Offer Webinar on Hospitalist’s Role in Coordination of Care

Enrollment is currently open for the next MLMIC-HANYS webinar, “The Hospitalist’s Role in Effective Coordination of Care,” on July 18. This 60-minute complimentary webinar will describe how a well-designed and implemented hospitalist program helps physicians and facilities provide optimum patient care and reduce potential liability risk.