Risk Management

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

  • 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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  • Managing difficult patients

    Managing difficult patients

    Tips for managing challenging patient relationships

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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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  • Contact a Risk Management Expert

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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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  • 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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  • What every physician should know about Business Associate Agreements

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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

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

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  • 10 medical professional liability myths, Part 2

    10 medical professional liability myths, Part 2

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

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  • Good documentation never goes out of style

    Good documentation never goes out of style

    Times change, but the advice stays the same

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  • Case study circa 1986

    Case study circa 1986

    A closed claim study from 1986

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  • Informed consent waivers for COVID-19

    Informed consent waivers for COVID-19

    Adopting COVID-19 to your informed consent process.

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  • Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    If you experienced an IT system failure or other damage from the winter storms, read about recovering damaged medical records.

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  • Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Updated May 11 — Issues include encouraging social distancing and screening patients for symptoms.

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  • Risk Alert and Closed Claim Study — Wernicke's Encephalopathy after Bariatric Surgery

    Risk Alert and Closed Claim Study — 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.

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  • Risk Alert: Wernicke's Encephalopathy

    Risk Alert: Wernicke's Encephalopathy

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

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  • COVID-19 Re-opening Your Practice

    COVID-19 Re-opening Your Practice

    A discussion of risk management recommendations for physicians as they continue to practice during COVID-19. Topics include encouraging social distancing and screening patients.

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  • New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

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  • Terminating the physician-patient relationship, Part 1

    Terminating the physician-patient relationship, Part 1

    Guidelines and processes to follow when ending the physician-patient relationship.

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  • Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship, Part 2

    Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship, Part 2

    When dealing with difficult patients, physicians are sometimes left with no other viable alternative than to terminate the physician-patient relationship. Coming to that conclusion is not easy and may

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  • How to psychologically evaluate patients before selection for surgery

    How to psychologically evaluate patients before selection for surgery

    Evaluating a patient’s mental health is an essential risk management consideration for plastic surgeons.

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