What Every Physician Needs to Know

TMLT's risk management presentation series, available for download.

  • TMB pain management rules

    TMB pain management rules

    This presentation describes regulations around the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program and rules for physicians to comply with pain management legislation passed in 2019.

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  • Cultural Competency

    Cultural Competency

    This presentation introduces the concepts of cultural competency and health disparities and biases that may arise when treating patients of different backgrounds.

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  • COVID-19 Re-opening Your Practice

    COVID-19 Re-opening Your Practice

    A short presentation outlining risk management resources and recommendations for physicians as they continue to practice medicine during COVID-19. Topics include encouraging social distancing and scre

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  • Texas COVID-19 regulatory changes

    Texas COVID-19 regulatory changes

    This presentation summarizes the executive orders enacted by Governor Greg Abbott and enforced by the Texas Medical Board for physicians and medical practices in Texas as of April 16, 2020.

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  • Responding to online patient complaints

    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.

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  • "Webside" Manner

    "Webside" Manner

    The rise of telemedicine and it's use of video conferencing presents a new meaning for "good" bedside manner. Read this presentation to learn special considerations for this new form of patient intera

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  • Strategies to Improve Patient Follow Up

    Strategies to Improve Patient Follow Up

    Failure to follow up on test results is one of the most frequent issues identified in lawsuits brought against physicians and health care organizations. Read this presentation for guidance on how to c

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  • Telemedicine and Telehealth

    Telemedicine and Telehealth

    This presentation is an introduction to telemedicine and telehealth. It explains common terminology and the different types of technology used. It concludes with findings from the American Medical Ass

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  • Combating Physician Stress and Burnout

    Combating Physician Stress and Burnout

    A recent Mayo Clinic survey found that more than half of U.S physicians are experiencing professional burnout. This presentation explains the differences between stress and burnout, while also offerin

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  • Communicating with Patients After Adverse Outcomes

    Communicating with Patients After Adverse Outcomes

    Health care professionals often struggle with how to communicate with patients after adverse outcomes. This presentation offers tips on expressing empathy and compassion while helping patients underst

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  • Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship, Part 1

    Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship, Part 1

    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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  • 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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  • What Every Physician Needs to Know About Their Malpractice Insurance Policy

    What Every Physician Needs to Know About Their Malpractice Insurance Policy

    Whether you are purchasing malpractice insurance for your own practice or joining a group that provides your insurance, pay attention to the details of your policy. This presentation provides importa

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  • What every physician needs to know about preventing lawsuits

    What every physician needs to know about preventing lawsuits

    Malpractice lawsuits are too often the result of faulty communication or improper documentation. Learn how to avoid making the most common mistakes in these areas and prevent unnecessary lawsuits.

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  • 10 Things That Compromise Patient Data

    10 Things That Compromise Patient Data

    This presentation describes 10 reasons physician practices and healthcare organizations are vulnerable to cyber attacks. How is your practice addressing these risks? Are you doing all that you can to

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  • Top 10 Risk Management Recommendations

    Top 10 Risk Management Recommendations

    TMLT risk management staff conduct on-site practice reviews to help physicians determine and address their medical liability risks. In 2016, risk managers reviewed more than 2,000 physician practices,

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  • Addressing transgender health care disparities

    Addressing transgender health care disparities

    This presentation brings awareness to transgender health care disparities and examines how practicing cultural competency can improve patient-physician relationships.

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  • Human Trafficking, Part 1

    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

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  • Human Trafficking, Part 2

    Human Trafficking, Part 2

    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

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  • Ransomware attacks

    Ransomware attacks

    The case studies in this presentation are real life examples of ransomware attacks on health care organizations, and are intended to help physicians respond appropriately for when this type of cyber c

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