Risk Management

Resources and recommendations to help you address medical liability risk and improve patient safety.

  • 5 Things That Get Physicians Sued

    5 Things That Get Physicians Sued

    A guide to preventing claims and promoting patient safety

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  • Case briefs — Online patient privacy

    Case briefs — Online patient privacy

    Case studies about violations of patient privacy on social media and the web.

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  • Discover the 5 things that get physicians sued

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  • Managing difficult patients

    Managing difficult patients

    Tips for managing challenging patient relationships

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  • Contact a Risk Management Expert

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  • Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Factors to consider when using remote patient monitoring.

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  • TrendsMD podcast: Cyber Security Month Podcast, Part two: Reactive cyber risk management

    TrendsMD podcast: Cyber Security Month Podcast, Part two: Reactive cyber risk management

    In part two, a discussion of the importance of incident response planning and the “one thing” to consider for cyber security.

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  • TrendsMD podcast: Cyber Security Month Podcast, Part one: Proactive cyber risk management

    TrendsMD podcast: Cyber Security Month Podcast, Part one: Proactive cyber risk management

    Join Lauren Winchester and Joel Fuhrman of Corvus Insurance, to discuss how to approach cyber risk management.

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  • TrendsMD podcast: Case closed — EHR issues

    TrendsMD podcast: Case closed — EHR issues

    A discussion of two medical malpractice claims involving issues with EHRs

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  • Failure to communicate MRI results

    Failure to communicate MRI results

    A pain management specialist ordered an MRI of the thoracic spine. In addition to some spinal pathology, the radiologist noted a “possible 9 mm right lung nodule.”

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  • Failure to monitor patient exhibiting signs of stroke

    Failure to monitor patient exhibiting signs of stroke

    A 58-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol arrived in the ED by ambulance. She reported numbness and blurred vision.

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  • TrendsMD podcast: A host's perspective

    TrendsMD podcast: A host's perspective

    Get to know our podcast host, Tony Passalacqua, and learn how his unique career path led him to TMLT's Risk Management Department.

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  • An interview with TMLT risk management experts48:24

    An interview with TMLT risk management experts

    Get to know Cathy Bryant and Kassie Toerner, webinar hosts and risk management professionals.

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  • Lessons learned from OCR Resolution Agreements in 202042:49

    Lessons learned from OCR Resolution Agreements in 2020

    In 2020, the OCR finalized and settled 14 investigations of HIPAA breaches or complaints. TMLT risk management experts summarize the OCR findings and lessons learned.

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  • Tech, Telemedicine, Tomorrow: Answers for health care’s digital trends

    Tech, Telemedicine, Tomorrow: Answers for health care’s digital trends

    A discussion of issues in health care technology from a medical malpractice perspective. Hosted by TMLT Risk Management Representative Anthony Passalacqua.

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  • Risk Management Trends

    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

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  • 10 medical liability myths

    10 medical liability myths

    A list of common and prevailing myths about medical liability, each dispelled by TMLT claim and risk management experts.

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  • Case Closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

    Case Closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

    This presentation is a case study based on alleged violations of HIPAA privacy rules. The study describes how actions by physicians or their employees led to the allegations, and how risk management t

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  • Wernicke's Encephalopathy After Bariatric Surgery

    Wernicke's Encephalopathy After Bariatric Surgery

    The TMLT claims and risk management departments have seen an alarming increase in the number of claims filed related to Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) following bariatric surgery. Physicians who round

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  • Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 15:11

    Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 1

    In part 1 of this 2-part series, Lesley Viner, VP of Risk Management at TMLT, describes guidelines and processes to help physicians dismiss patients appropriately and avoid allegations of abandonment.

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  • Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 24:57

    Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 2

    In part 2 of this series, Tanya Babitch, a manager in TMLT's Risk Management Department, provides further instruction for appropriately dismissing patients to avoid allegations of abandonment.

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  • 10 Medical Professional Liability Myths, Part 1

    10 Medical Professional Liability Myths, Part 1

    Understanding how medicine and the law intersect is complicated. It can be tedious. Yet, a thorough understanding of medical liability can help keep you out of the courtroom and may even help you prac

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