Are Your Serum Lead Level Results Reliable?

9/5/2017
Serum blood tests run on a Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare® analyzer may result in falsely low readings. Read More »

Copy, Paste, and EHRs: A New Twist

Article - 7/17/2017
This article discusses the challenges brought on by copying and pasting in electronic medical records and the expanding capabilities of EHR audit functions. Read More »

Telemedicine: Reducing the Risks

Article - 6/6/2017
An overview of the opportunities and risks of telemedicine for physicians and healthcare providers. Read More »

Surgical Claims Data: Inpatient/Outpatient Comparison

Blog - 5/26/2017
Key insights into the risks of inpatient vs. outpatient surgery from Coverys claims data. Read More »

Mitigating Surgical Risks in the Outpatient Setting

Blog - 5/26/2017
Tips to mitigate surgical risks in the outpatient setting, based on Coverys claims data. Read More »

Psychiatric Boarding in the ED

Article - 5/22/2017
Psychiatric boarding is common in emergency departments. This article provides strategies to reduce the risks of psychiatric and improve care for psychiatric patients in the emergency department. Read More »

Preventing Infection in the Outpatient Setting

Article - 5/22/2017
Many services traditionally provided in acute care and inpatient settings have moved to outpatient settings, such as surgery centers and physician offices. This article provides insight into what healthcare providers can do to prevent infection and improve patient safety in the outpatient setting. Read More »

Cybercrimes Continue to Threaten Healthcare Industry

Article - 5/22/2017
For the sixth consecutive year, data breaches in the healthcare industry have increased. Learn about current data breach risks and what you can do to combat them. Read More »

Healthcare Industry Increases Spending to Combat Cyber Liability

Blog - 5/18/2017
Ninety percent of healthcare organizations consider themselves vulnerable to cyber threats and a recent report predicts cyber insurance will be as important as malpractice insurance over the next five years. Learn more about how the healthcare industry is combating cyber liability in this article. Read More »

Tips to Reduce Communication-Related Errors in Healthcare

Blog - 5/15/2017
Communication failures in healthcare―particularly in large hospitals or medical centers―are often inadequately addressed. This article outlines five things you can do to reduce communication-related errors. Read More »

Preparing for a Potential Active Shooter

Article - 4/20/2017
It seems that no public place is safe from the threat of an active shooter. If your healthcare facility faced such a threat, would you be prepared? Here are steps you can take to help keep your patients and staff safe. Read More »

Responding to an Active Shooter

Article - 4/18/2017
Recommendations for responding to an active shooter in a healthcare facility. Read More »

Patient Portals: Manage Risk & Protect Privacy

Article - 4/18/2017
Healthcare facilities and office practices that have successfully adopted patient portals have seen many benefits; however, there are also risks. This article provides recommendations to address and mitigate risks associated with patient portals. Read More »

Pediatric Lead Testing

Article - 4/4/2017
Tips to help healthcare providers enhance their pediatric lead screening and testing protocols. Read More »

Testing & Screening Tips for Pediatric Lead Poisoning

Blog - 4/4/2017
Lead toxicity among children in the United States has been a public health issue for decades and statistics show the problem is widespread. This article provides tips top help healthcare providers improve their lead screening and testing protocols. Read More »

​Caring for Gender-Expansive Youth

Article - 3/30/2017
Gender-expansive youth face many challenges in their lives. This article provides information to help healthcare providers do their best to ensure access to gender-affirming healthcare is not one of those challenges. Read More »

Caring for Transgender Patients

Article - 3/28/2017
Transgender individuals face many barriers when seeking healthcare. This article identifies common barriers and provides tips for healthcare providers to improve the care they provide to transgender patients. Read More »

Tips to Improve the Healthcare Experience for LGBTQ Patients

Blog - 3/27/2017
LGBTQ patients frequently experience healthcare disparities. This article provides tips to help physicians and healthcare providers change the narrative: to reduce fear, exceed expectations, improve patient satisfaction, and change lives for the better. Read More »

Making Patient-Centered Decisions

Blog - 3/9/2017
Tips to help healthcare providers understand biases, increase engagement, and develop a patient-centered approach. Read More »

Fragmented Intelligence Breeds Fragmented Care

News - 3/1/2017
Article highlights the importance of data analytics in uncovering the root causes of medical malpractice claims. Read More »

Celebrating Patient Safety Month With Patient and Family Advisory Council Video Series

Blog - 2/28/2017
Learn how Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PACFs) are changing lives and improving care. Read More »

Medication Errors: The Risks We Must Reduce

Blog - 2/14/2017
A root-cause analysis of 11,000 medication-related claims reveals top areas of concern. Read More »

Welcome to the Coverys Insights Blog

Blog - 2/8/2017
Coverys' experts provide insight on patient safety, medical malpractice claims, medical professional liability insurance, and more. Read More »

Captive Insurance Companies Benefit From Collaboration

Blog - 1/24/2017
Collaborating with an experienced MPL company benefits captive insurance companies. Read More »

Using Malpractice Claims Data to Improve Patient Safety

Blog - 1/17/2017
Evaluating national malpractice claim trends can help you identify risk and improve patient and financial outcomes. Read More »

Patient Engagement: Challenges & Strategies

Article - 1/5/2017
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers understand the challenges of patient engagement and strategies to improve engagement. Read More »

Vicarious Liability

Article - 1/3/2017
What is vicarious liability and how does it apply? Read More »

Legal Concerns Regarding Medical Record Alteration

Article - 12/19/2016
An actual case study is used to illustrate how altering electronic medical records after the fact can damage the defensibility of a malpractice lawsuit. Read More »

Shared Decision-Making & Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
An overview of why patient engagement and shared decision-making is essential to successful patient-centered care. Read More »

Seven Tips to Increase Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers improve care through patient engagement. Read More »

Language to Encourage Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
Insight into how the language you use when communicating with patients can help or hinder patient engagement. Read More »

Medical Assistant Scope of Practice

Article - 12/5/2016
To help ensure medical assistants are used safely and effectively in your office or organization you must clearly define their scope of practice. This article provides tips on how to do so. Read More »

Pros and Cons of Dispensing Medication Samples

Article - 11/21/2016
Outlines the pros and cons of dispensing medication samples and steps you can take to help ensure patient safety. Read More »

Tips for Responding to Negative Online Reviews

Blog - 11/15/2016
Tips to help you develop and implement a response plan to negative online reviews. Read More »

Preventing Healthcare Worker Fatigue

Article - 11/7/2016
Extended work hours bring up concerns of worker fatigue and its effects on patient safety. Learn strategies to help prevent worker fatigue and mitigate risk. Read More »

Alternatives to Manually Lifting Patients

Article - 10/24/2016
An actual case study is used to address the dilemma of whether to manually lift a patient or opt for an “immobilizing” full lift. Read More »

Is Your MPL Insurer Financially Strong?

Blog - 10/11/2016
Evaluating the financial health of your insurer will help you determine if they are likely to be there to support you through a malpractice claim. Read More »

Employee Engagement Improves Safety

Article - 10/10/2016
Recent studies confirm engaged employees are five times less likely to have a safety incident and seven times less likely to have a lost time incident. Learn more about these findings and the importance of employee engagement. Read More »

Safe Patient Mobility in Outpatient Care

Article - 9/26/2016
Overexertion from repeated lifting and assisting patients can result in costly and lasting injuries for healthcare workers. Find out how to prevent injuries in ambulatory care and other outpatient settings. Read More »

How to Recognize and Respond to Zika

Blog - 9/2/2016
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers recognize and respond to the Zika virus. Read More »

Communicating With Patients About Zika

Blog - 9/2/2016
How and what to communicate to patients regarding the Zika virus. Read More »

Reducing Zika Risk for Healthcare Providers

Blog - 9/2/2016
Identify and reduce risks to physicians and healthcare workers who treat patients with the Zika virus. Read More »

Addressing Patient Non-Compliance

Article - 8/18/2016
This article evaluates an actual non-compliance case study to illustrate why patients fail to follow treatment plans and how physicians and healthcare providers can work to promote compliance, improve patient safety, and reduce malpractice risk. Read More »