April 18, 2022

Medication Error Conviction to Have “Chilling Effect” on Patient Safety Culture

The American Hospital Association says the guilty verdict for a nurse who made a medication error “discourages health caregivers from coming forward with their mistakes.” The trial raises important questions about electronic device management, alert overrides and provider burnout.

April 18, 2022

Technology Interoperability in Dentistry: How to Ensure Tech Works for You

While patient safety continues to be a primary focus across the healthcare continuum, increased efficiencies in the delivery of healthcare are also necessary to maintain financial stability and continuously improve the patient experience. Technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, robotics, remote monitoring and nanotechnology seem to be constantly implemented or updated. Employing such technologies, and ensuring efficient and safe technology interoperability in dentistry, creates additional risk management considerations for dentists.

November 10, 2021

Online Research vs. Physician Guidance: Are Patients Turning to the Internet Even More?

In addition to researching symptoms and health concerns ahead of seeking care, patients are also turning to Google following medical appointments or instead of disclosing information to their doctors altogether.

September 13, 2021

Risk Management Checklists for Dentists: Medication Management

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on medication management, specifically, handling prescription medication to maximize patient safety. Be sure to view or download the checklist for use in your dental practice.