Oct 15, 2020 9:19:00 AM

Breast Care Management Algorithm for Clinicians

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer1 which is why breast care management is integral to women’s health. Unfortunately, systems and processes can contribute to missed or delayed diagnosis.

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Oct 8, 2020 10:22:00 AM

Antum Risk Benchmarking Reports

Each year, at Antum Risk, we look forward to reading the annual CRICO Strategies CBS Report. It provides a new lens on risks and vulnerabilities in health care which we can use to inform our business. As soon as we get the report, we begin to make notes about data points and graphs that we can reproduce using member data for a more customized report.

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Oct 1, 2020 9:11:00 AM

Community In the Time of COVID

In 1996, the Harvard Business Review published an article entitled “The Real Value of On-Line Communities”. In it, the author stated, “By creating strong on-line communities, businesses will be able to build customer loyalty to a degree that today’s marketers can only dream of and, in turn, generate strong economic returns.”

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Sep 24, 2020 9:19:00 AM

Medical Malpractice Data Propels Clinical Change

The National Academies of Science (formerly IOM) published the Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, in which it highlighted the value of data from medical malpractice insurers and what can be learned from such datasets. 

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Sep 17, 2020 9:23:16 AM

World Patient Safety Day 2020

Today is World Patient Safety Day, a global campaign launched by the World Health Organization to shine a light on patient safety in order to increase public awareness and spur engagement.

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Sep 10, 2020 9:42:00 AM

Clinical Guidelines to Mitigate Risk

Missteps in a clinician’s patient assessment process are frequently at the root of high-impact adverse events that result in medical malpractice claims that have a  higher than average likelihood of closing with an indemnity payment. These cases are most commonly diagnosis related (40%)—especially missed cancers. More than half of these cases result in a high-severity injury (27%) or the patient’s death (29%). Read More
Sep 2, 2020 9:47:00 AM

Malpractice Cases with Breakdowns Related to Policy and Protocol

As a hospital or health care leader, are you aware of what your organization’s specific policy or protocol vulnerabilities are? Do you have gaps in your policies, or are they not being followed?

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Aug 26, 2020 9:23:00 AM

Malpractice Cases Involving Inadequate Patient Assessment

The recent CRICO Strategies Report, The Power to Predict, analyzed national medical malpractice data to gain insights on which factors make malpractice claims more likely to pay. The analysis found that the odds of a medical professional liability (MPL) cases closing with an indemnity payment increase 85% when a patient assessment failure occurred.

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Aug 20, 2020 9:32:00 AM

Significant CBS Taxonomy Changes Reflect Significant Changes in Health Care

Climate emergency, Permaculture and Hellacious were added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in January 2020 to ensure that popular and meaningful words, terms and even slang are officially recognized in the evolution of the English language.

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Aug 13, 2020 3:34:09 PM

Medical Malpractice Implications of Expanded Practice for NPs and PAs

In recent years, some states have broadened nurse practitioners’ (NPs) and physician assistants’ (PAs) scope of practice. With this change, as well as the increased use and role expansion of NPs and PAs during the COVID-19 crisis, there is a growing interest in what the implications might be on clinical practice—or patient safety—as well as medical malpractice, specifically underwriting and claims management.

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