January 27, 2022

What To Do When Disaster Strikes Your Dental Office

One of the most challenging times to be a dental practice owner is right after disaster strikes. Whether the emergency is related to weather, theft, cybersecurity breaches or something else, the owner must lead the office out of the crisis while mitigating the damage as much as possible. Recovering from a disaster at your dental office is possible, especially if the owner and other office leaders are familiar with emergency response protocol ahead of time. Here are eight important steps to take after disaster strikes your dental office.

December 20, 2021

Dental Record Protocol: Before and After Disaster Strikes

It is challenging to handle dental record protocol in the event that paper or electronic records have been damaged or destroyed by floods, other types of storms or by a ransomware attack. When dental records have been damaged or lost by accident, natural disaster or criminal computer compromise, prompt and appropriate action must be taken to mitigate the damage and/or loss. Immediate remedial measures must be undertaken for the benefit of patients as well as the dentist and the practice, as these losses may involve records from many years of treatment.

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.

November 5, 2020

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on Hospital Related Issues

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to hospital related issues, including addendums to the medical record and use of nurse practitioners.

August 5, 2020

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on Retention and Release of Medical Records

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to retention and release of medical records, including timeframes and authorizations.