May 20, 2021

Risk Management Checklists: Technology in Healthcare

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on technology, including guidance on EHR copy/paste, computers in exam rooms, patient portals, protected health information, health IT and online reviews.

May 1, 2021

Risk Management Tip: The Proper Use of Scribes

One way that physicians have chosen to address the growing workload associated with electronic health records is through the use of scribes. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

April 30, 2021

Patient Generated Health Data Requires New Protocols for Use and Documentation

Patient generated health data adds a new dimension to practice management, and it’s important to examine it from a risk management perspective, including the protocols physicians and hospitals will need to utilize the data effectively and safely.

February 5, 2021

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on Documentation in the Medical Record

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to documentation in the medical record.

February 1, 2021

Risk Management Tip: Reducing the Risk of the “Copy and Paste” Function in Electronic Health Records

The “copy and paste” function of electronic health record systems (EHRs) allows users to easily duplicate information such as text, images, and other data within or between documents. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

November 4, 2020

OCR Settlement Underscores Importance of Providing Patients with Timely Access to Medical Records

A recent settlement issued by the Office for Civil Rights highlights the importance of adhering to HIPAA’s Right of Access Initiative, a directive requiring covered entities to provide patients, upon request, with timely access to their protected health information.