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Optimize Your EHR to Manage Risks: Case Studies and Best Practices

November 11, 2020

Although electronic health records (EHRs) have many benefits, studies reveal unexpected patient safety and liability risks associated with their use. The speed at which EHR technology is advancing and the speed with which hospitals and medical practices are implementing these systems can partially explain this increased risk exposure.1 Optimizing an EHR (using it to its full potential) can deflect some of this risk. However, the importance of optimizing an EHR can be overlooked amid the struggle to provide quality patient care while complying with regulations and participating in government incentive programs.2

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Filed under: Digital Health, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records & Documentation, Article, Practice Manager, Physician

The Impact of EHR Burdens on Physician Burnout

September 29, 2020

Physician burnout is associated with two-fold increased odds for unsafe care, unprofessional behaviors, and low patient satisfaction according to one study.1 Another study shows that electronic health records (EHR) contribute to physician burnout due to the increased clerical burden that disrupts the time spent with patients.2 Like many other healthcare issues, preventing physician burnout is cheaper and safer than managing the downstream consequences. In this special report, the risk management experts at NORCAL offer strategies to address stress caused by EHRs.

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Filed under: Special Report, Professional Wellness

Telehealth Policy & Usage in the United States [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 2, 2020

Telemedicine continues to grow at an impressive rate as increasing numbers of providers adopt it in their practices, and the technology continues to improve for connecting with and delivering virtual care to patients.

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Filed under: Digital Health

Reducing Liability Risks in Telemedicine

July 1, 2020

Telemedicine continues to grow in scope and popularity as increasing numbers of providers adopt it in their practices, and the technology continues to improve for connecting with and delivering virtual care to patients. Telemedicine offers a number of advantages to providers and patients—including convenience and speedier and improved access to care—leading to increased patient satisfaction. It also offers increased opportunities for providers to broaden their practices and patient base as well as greater flexibility in how they provide care to patients.1

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Filed under: Digital Health

Telemedicine Offers Advantages for Practices, But Liability Risks Remain

July 1, 2020

Telemedicine continues to grow at an impressive rate as increasing numbers of providers adopt it in their practices, and the technology continues to improve for connecting with and delivering virtual care to patients. But along with the advantages that telemedicine offers both providers and patients, there are also liability risks to consider.1

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Filed under: Digital Health
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