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  • Failure to diagnose fracture

    Failure to diagnose fracture

    An eight-year-old boy came with his mother to a local ED with pain in his lower left leg from a fall earlier that day.

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  • Failure to diagnose a foreign body and to follow up

    Failure to diagnose a foreign body and to follow up

    An eight-year-old girl was brought to the ED with a groin injury from a bicycle accident.

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  • Fees for PMP-EHR integration begin September 1

    Fees for PMP-EHR integration begin September 1

    Physicians will be charged a fee of $50 for access to the prescription monitoring program through their EHR. Online access through PMP AWARxE will continue free of charge.

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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 respond to radiology report

    Failure to respond to radiology report

    The radiologist interpreted the study and noted an area of slightly hazy density in the left lung with nearby fibrotic changes.

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  • Delay in diagnosing colon cancer

    Delay in diagnosing colon cancer

    The patient claimed that the physician told him that the rectal bleeding was due to his diverticulosis and was not life threatening.

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  • Failure to diagnose postpartum stroke

    Failure to diagnose postpartum stroke

    The first documented assessment of the patient in the ED revealed a temperature of 97.9 degrees; pulse 53; respirations 20; blood pressure 147/77 mm Hg; oxygen saturation 97%.

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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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  • Failure to timely diagnose femur fracture

    Failure to timely diagnose femur fracture

    A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The EMS records reflect that the patient’s chief complaint at the scene was leg pain.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat complications

    Failure to diagnose and treat complications

    A 16-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department after sustaining a leg injury while playing soccer. X-rays revealed a right bimalleolar ankle fracture dislocation.

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  • Failure to diagnose mandible fracture

    Failure to diagnose mandible fracture

    On June 1, a 35-year-old woman fell while stepping off a boat, injuring her chin, jaw, wrist, and hand. She went to an urgent-care clinic for treatment.

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  • Delay in diagnosis of hip fracture

    Delay in diagnosis of hip fracture

    A 90-year-old woman fell at the assisted living facility where she resided. Following the fall, she began to report severe right hip pain.

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  • Corvus Scans begin as policyholders renew with TMLT and LSA

    Corvus Scans begin as policyholders renew with TMLT and LSA

    Corvus Scans assess your practice’s online presence, looking for any cyber vulnerabilities

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  • OSHA issues new COVID-19 rules for health care settings

    OSHA issues new COVID-19 rules for health care settings

    OSHA releases regulations on protecting health care workers from the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat fungal infection

    Failure to diagnose and treat fungal infection

    The patient sought treatment from a dermatologist for a scaly plaque on his scalp

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  • Clarification: Masks in health care facilities

    Clarification: Masks in health care facilities

    Governor's latest order likely does not affect a private practice's ability to continue requiring masks

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  • Managing difficult patients

    Managing difficult patients

    Tips for managing challenging patient relationships

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  • Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case studies about violations of HIPAA privacy rules.

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  • Case briefs — Ransomware

    Case briefs — Ransomware

    Case studies about ransomware incidents and the investigations that follow.

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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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