Managing Behavioral Health Risks in the Emergency Department

Blog - 10/15/2018
Psychiatric admissions in EDs have reached an all-time high as the number of beds available for psychiatric inpatient services has dwindled due to changes in reimbursement for these services and other funding cutbacks. Learn how EDs can maximize safety and minimize exposures. Read More »

Seven Common Electronic Health Record Mistakes

Article - 1/10/2018
Improper use of electronic medical records may create a challenge in defending a healthcare provider’s treatment due to a perceived carelessness in documentation. Learn about seven common mistakes and how to avoid them. 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 »

Reduce Diagnostic Errors With Clinical Decision Support Systems

Blog - 6/19/2017
An overview of how clinical decision support systems can aid in diagnosis and tips to effectively implement and use a clinical decision support system. 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 »

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 »

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 »

​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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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