Terminating the patient-physician relationship (2-hour CME); Managing opioids: PIAA claims analysis; Addressing transgender health care disparities; TMLT 2017 scholarship winning essay
CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced guidelines for prescribing opioids...
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Reporter Quarter 3 2018
CME - Human Trafficking; Communicating with millennials; Wernicke's encephalopathy: Failure to monitor thiamine levels; Failure to obtain consent for esophageal dilation; TMLT Board Election 2019
Policyholders to save $12.7 million from dividends
TMLT policyholders will receive a 10 percent dividend when they renew their policies in 2019.
Human Trafficking, Part 1
With an estimated 66-88% of human trafficking victims coming into contact with the health care system, health care professionals are in a unique position to identify and help these individuals. This p
Governor issues proclamation recognizing medical liability reform
Texas Governor issues proclamation marking the 15th anniversary of Texas medical liability reforms
New schedule II prescription forms required starting January 1
Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning January 1, 2019.
Responding to Online Patient Complaints
The posting of patient complaints and reviews online is unavoidable. Here are some tips on how to manage and respond to negative online comments.
How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data
Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s
Can physicians use their own mobile devices at work?
Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, discusses the pros and cons of "BYOD," or "Bring Your Own Device."
What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?
John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes cyber extortion threats, like ransomware, and what to do if you receive this kind of threat.
How can I prevent a cyber breach?
Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, provides five steps to help health care entities prevent a cyber breach.
Reporter Quarter 2 2018
Risk management trends analysis; Preparing for office based medical emergencies (CME); How to prepare for a cyber breach; Failure to treat myocardial infarction; Failure to supervise APP
What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?
John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes the costs - both direct and indirect - of a cyber data breach.
Suicide awareness and prevention
Recent events and reports offer a reminder that effective suicide prevention resources are available to the public and to health care providers for sharing with their patients.
Risk alert: FDA relabels intragastric balloon systems due to possible related deaths
The FDA has approved new labeling for the Orbera and ReShape balloon systems.
Risk Management Trends
TMLT's Risk Management team regularly conducts on-site practice reviews to help physicians address their medical liability risks. This presentation summarizes the top 10 most frequent recommendations
TMLT Annual Report 2017
2017 Annual Report - a year of embracing change
TMLT's 2017 Video Annual Report
Get a glimpse inside TMLT and hear from employees in our 2017 annual report video.
Risk alert: Birth control pills recalled
Allergan recalls sample packs of Taytulla birth control pills
Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”
For this year’s spring CME seminars, attorney Brett B. Rowe presented “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” in Austin and Houston. Here’s a brief recap with five risk management takeaways for physicians.
Reporter Quarter 1 2018