Healthcare News & Insights

How communication problems put patients, hospitals in jeopardy

Communication is important in providing top quality patient care. Any breakdowns in communication can lead to serious problems, such as patient complications or deaths. A new report shows just how much poor communication impacts hospital care. 

Malpractice suits: Lower your risk with honest and open communication

Do you know what patients report as the most important decision-making factor when they’re contemplating filing a lawsuit?

Study: Malpractice claims dropped after EHR adoption

Despite the benefits of electronic health records (EHRs), many doctors fear they may increase some risks — including the risk of being hit by malpractice claims.

How to lower your hospital’s risk of malpractice lawsuits

Do you know what patients report as the most important decision-making factor when they’re contemplating filing a lawsuit?

3 legal risks of EHRs – and how to avoid them

Electronic health records can help providers improve care and operate more efficiently. But they can also create new legal risks for organizations that aren’t prepared. 

Why do bad doctors go unpunished?

What kind of discipline do doctors face when they commit serious violations of patient safety? In many cases, nothing at all.

Report: EHRs could increase malpractice lawsuit risk

While electronic health records (EHRs) have many benefits for patients and healthcare providers, if they aren’t used properly, they could open up new liability risks for organizations.

Report: Docs should count on being sued at some point

It’s a virtual guarantee that physicians in the U.S. will be sued for malpractice at some point in their careers. How often they lose is a different matter.

Report: Most docs’ misdeeds go unpunished by state med boards

More than half of doctors who were sanctioned by their own hospitals weren’t penalized in any way by their state medical boards.

Study: Mediation can reduce malpractice costs, speed resolution

Here’s more proof that mediation can make malpractice cases get resolved faster, and cost health care providers less to defend against.