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Fall 2017 issue of MLMIC’s Dateline® newsletter

Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:46 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

Fall 2017 issue of MLMIC’s Dateline® newsletter


Published twice a year (spring and fall), Dateline® focuses on risk management issues and improving patient safety, as well as keeping MLMIC policyholders apprised of changes in underwriting procedures, legal matters, legislative affairs, and many other matters of interest to physicians and healthcare facilities.

 

Some of the highlights of the Fall 2017 Dateline® are:

 

Use of Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Physician’s Office
A significant number of physicians inappropriately use medical assistants or other unlicensed staff to assist in treating their patients in clinical settings and private offices and are unaware of the dangers of doing so.  

Case Study: Dermatologist Sued for Employee’s Negligent Laser Treatment
Vicariously liable for the acts of his employees, it was determined that settlement on behalf of the insured dermatologist was in order.  

Social Media: Responding to Unflattering Online Reviews
Used for social networking, professional networking, media sharing, blogging, and research and information gathering, the number of patients and healthcare professionals using social media has exploded in recent years.  

Risk Management Tip #22
The Proper Use of Patient Portals. 

Published twice a year (spring and fall), Dateline® focuses on risk management issues and improving patient safety, as well as keeping MLMIC policyholders apprised of changes in underwriting procedures, legal matters, legislative affairs, and many other matters of interest to physicians and healthcare facilities.

Some of the highlights of the Fall 2017 Dateline® are:

Use of Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Physician’s Office
A significant number of physicians inappropriately use medical assistants or other unlicensed staff to assist in treating their patients in clinical settings and private offices and are unaware of the dangers of doing so.  

Case Study: Dermatologist Sued for Employee’s Negligent Laser Treatment
Vicariously liable for the acts of his employees, it was determined that settlement on behalf of the insured dermatologist was in order.  

Social Media: Responding to Unflattering Online Reviews
Used for social networking, professional networking, media sharing, blogging, and research and information gathering, the number of patients and healthcare professionals using social media has exploded in recent years.  

Risk Management Tip #22
The Proper Use of Patient Portals

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