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Proofreading Tips for Business Professionals to Prevent Harmful Typos

February 2, 2018

Typographical errors are not just a concern for fastidious grammar geeks and English teachers. They can have a real impact on your business and your reputation. They can suggest a carelessness that might reduce your credibility, and could result in factual errors that could have practical implications. Understanding a bit about how the brain processes written words—coupled with some simple proofreading tips for business professionals—can help prevent these problems.

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Filed under: Article, Practice Manager, Physician, Practice Communication, Public Relations & Communication

Crisis Communication Strategies to Protect Your Reputation After a Data Breach

November 3, 2017

When a major crisis happens at your practice, how you respond can go a long way toward saving or sinking your reputation among your patients and the public.3 A data breach, in particular, is a difficult crisis to manage since it involves technical (and often legal) aspects that you may have little formal knowledge of. The 2017 Equifax data breach and the company’s widely-criticized response is just one example. The potential for devastating, complex crises like this make knowing how to respond after a data breach even more critical.

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Filed under: Digital Practice, Cybersecurity, Article, Practice Manager, Practice Communication, Public Relations & Communication

Reducing Risks with Radiology Interpretation and Communication: Case Studies and Best Practices

June 22, 2017

A radiologist is an inevitable defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a radiology “miss,” but any physician who fails to communicate or act on a critical radiological finding is also a potential defendant.

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Filed under: Diagnosis & Testing, Radiology, Oncology, Article, Practice Manager, Physician, Practice Communication

Decrease Radiology Liability Risks with a Quality Improvement Program (QIP)

June 22, 2017

Many radiology claims involve fragmented care and lack of reliable information with which to support clinical decisions, which leads to patient injury. Quality improvement programs (QIP) can increase patient safety, decrease liability risk and increase practice revenue.1

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Filed under: Diagnosis & Testing, Practice Management, Radiology, Article, Practice Manager, Practice Communication

Responding to the Discovery of Discrepancies in Imaging Interpretation

June 21, 2017

With many radiology cases, it is only in hindsight — with the knowledge that there is, in fact, an abnormality — that the abnormality can then be identified by comparison.1 Consider how the outcome of this case might have been different if the second radiologist had more thoughtfully reported the discrepancies in imaging interpretation.

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Filed under: Diagnosis & Testing, Radiology, Oncology, Case Study, Physician, Practice Communication, Medical Errors & Apology
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