"8 Tips for Improving Patient Satisfaction" is part two of a three part video series on improving physician/patient interactions. Part two features TMLT Risk Management manager Tanya Babitch as she offers helpful risk management considerations and easy to implement tips for improving patient satisfaction with a physician practice or office.
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A compilation of medical malpractice claim data from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015, submitted by member companies of the Medical Professional Liability Association (MPL Association).
Another January deadline . . . new Texas vital statistics registry
Texas physicians will be required to use a new system to submit death certificates beginning January 1, 2019.
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.
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.
Guidelines for the release of medical records
It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.
Safe water use during prolonged boil water advisory
During the current "boil water advisory," Austin residents are encouraged to boil water before drinking or cooking. Daily routines, such as hand washing and bathing, require a little planning.
TMLT names Elliott Moss as 2018 scholarship recipient
The TMLT Scholarship was established to recognize Texas medical students who are interested in finding creative and effective ways to enhance patient safety.
Anthem pays $16 million HIPAA penalty
Anthem will pay $16 million after cyber attacks exposed the ePHI of 79 million people
Policyholders to save $12.7 million from dividends
TMLT policyholders will receive a 10 percent dividend when they renew their policies in 2019.
Communicating with millennial patients
Millennials are now the largest segment of our population, and they bring a different set of expectations and needs to health care than previous generations.
Human trafficking: Raising awareness and identifying trafficked persons in health care settings
According to the FBI, human trafficking is the third-largest criminal activity in the world. (1) A form of human slavery, human trafficking is an estimated $32 billion a year industry.
Governor issues proclamation recognizing medical liability reform
Texas Governor issues proclamation marking the 15th anniversary of Texas medical liability reforms
How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data
Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s
A flight to Austin, a sketch, and the birth of TMLT
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What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty
MD Anderson Cancer Center was recently fined for HIPAA violations. Let's go behind the headlines and take a look at the case.
Suicide awareness and prevention
Recent events and reports offer a reminder that effective suicide prevention resources are available to the public and to health care providers for sharing with their patients.
Risk alert: FDA relabels intragastric balloon systems due to possible related deaths
The FDA has approved new labeling for the Orbera and ReShape balloon systems.
Risk alert: Birth control pills recalled
Allergan recalls sample packs of Taytulla birth control pills
Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”
For this year’s spring CME seminars, attorney Brett B. Rowe presented “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” in Austin and Houston. Here’s a brief recap with five risk management takeaways for physicians.
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