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The Sentinel: November 2021


Risk Matters: What to Keep Out of the Medical Record

Risk Matters  |  Jeffrey A. Woods, JD

At SVMIC, we stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation and for good reason – in the event of a claim or lawsuit, the medical record will be the most important piece of physical evidence.  But, just as important as what to include in the medical record is what not to include. Only ...

Exciting New Risk Education Options for 2022

Company News  |  Shelly Weatherly, JD

SVMIC is pleased to announce that beginning in January 2022, we are offering e-learning courses that provide 5% premium credit and 1 hour of CME (in addition to our traditional 10% premium credit/2-hour CME courses, which will still be offered).  These easy-to-digest courses, being offered in response to...

Obligations of Medical Practices in Responding to Data Security Incidents (Not Just Data Breaches)

Cybersecurity  |  Justin Joy, JD, CIPP

Physician offices, hospitals, banks and even pipeline companies; nearly every day, there is a story somewhere about a data breach impacting these types of organizations.  What is not as well publicized, however, are the much more frequent security incidents that impact any organization that has an inform...

A Cautionary Tale

Closed Claim Review  |  Jeff Williams, JD

Smart phones and other handheld devices are ubiquitous in our society. They are used in the medical community for professional and personal purposes continuously throughout the day. With the increasing use of these devices to communicate about patients, the line can be crossed not only as to liability concern...

Malpractice Litigation Stress: You Will Survive

Risk Topics  |  Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM

A wise attorney once told me, “The road to serenity is not paved with litigation.” How true that is. Unfortunately, litigation is a familiar experience for those of us who practice medicine -- most of us will find our serenity traumatized by a lawsuit during our career. The stress can be overwhelm...

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