TMLT Blog

Health care, risk management, and medical malpractice industry news and trends

  • What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    A company by any other name is not the same.

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  • Risk Alert: Transvaginal mesh products

    Risk Alert: Transvaginal mesh products

    More on the FDA's announcement to halt sales of transvaginal mesh products

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  • Meet the instructor: Robert Milman, MD

    Meet the instructor: Robert Milman, MD

    Dr. Milman co-teaches TMLT’s 2019 summer CME seminar series in San Antonio and Forth Worth.

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  • What does it mean to be a medical director?

    What does it mean to be a medical director?

    From a legal and liability perspective, a “medical director” is a physician who serves in an administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff

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  • Get help with HR, employment issues

    Get help with HR, employment issues

    Learn about employment and human resources issues through the EPLI Pro website.

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  • Deadline to Report 2018 HIPAA Breaches Approaching

    If you experienced a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals in 2018, the deadline to report that breach to HHS is March 1.

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  • HHS releases voluntary cyber security practices

    HHS released voluntary cyber security practices to the health care industry with the aim of providing practice guidelines to reduce cyber security risks.

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  • Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning June 1, 2019.

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  • Physicians and distracting devices

    As smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices become commonplace in health care, the risk for mistakes increases.

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  • Ransomware is cyber extortion

    Ransomware is cyber extortion

    Ransomware is a form of cyber extortion — and a serious business risk. Also considered "electronic vandalism," ransomware can corrupt or destroy your data.

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  • Trust Rewards balances now on myTMLT

    Trust Rewards balances now on myTMLT

    View your balance on the TMLT member portal

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  • 2019 TMLT scholarship applications now available

    2019 TMLT scholarship applications now available

    TMLT will award one $10,000 scholarship in August 2019 to a Texas medical student.

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  • Case study circa 1986

    Case study circa 1986

    A closed claim study from 1986

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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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  • De-escalation techniques and resources

    De-escalation techniques and resources

    Learn how to de-escalate angry patients or diffuse a tense situation in the office.

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  • Our video empire

    Our video empire

    Would you like that in Beta or VHS?

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  • New vital statistics registry now live

    New vital statistics registry now live

    Texas physicians should be using new vital statistics registry

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  • Texas informed consent lists revised

    Texas informed consent lists revised

    The TMDP has revised the lists of medical and surgical procedures that require the disclosure of specific risks and informed consent.

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  • A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    What happens when a system failure brings down the EMR?

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  • Our Paper Empire

    Our Paper Empire

    When it was all recorded by hand on paper

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