Entries by Michelle Perron

Social Media for the Medical Practice

Social Media for the Medical Practice   Recently, members of the New Hampshire Medical Group Management Association (NHMGMA) were treated to an engaging presentation, given by Dan Dunlop of Jennings. This presentation on Social Media for the Medical Practice showed members how it could benefit and improve their own practices. Because the audience enjoyed the […]

Digital Devices and Patient Safety

  Digital Devices and Patient Safety Our blog on Digital Devices and Patient Safety comes from the October 22, 2013 #HCLDR tweet chat.  This tweet chat is held on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. EST.   In an open group, individual healthcare stakeholders from all over the world come together each week to discuss healthcare […]

Consent to Settle Clause

Consent to Settle language within a malpractice insurance policy is important for insureds to understand prior to purchasing coverage.  This is because the language within the clause details the extent to which an insured is responsible for claims payment, and how the claims will be paid. It can provide the insured with superior coverage or […]

Malpractice Insurance Change Can Be Profitable!

Understanding Malpractice Insurance Clauses We love talking to physicians about lowering their malpractice insurance premium and improving their coverage. In many instances, we find additional savings with better coverage through another carrier. The problem is that most clients assume they need to wait until their current policy expires to change carriers, which could be a year […]

Patient Safety #HCLDR 8/27/13 Chat Summary

We were excited and inspired last week as we attended our first #HCLDR chat, held on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 EST via Twitter. What impressed us the most is the involvement and interest of healthcare leaders who gather together each week to discuss healthcare topics that are important to them.

Social Media Guide for Physicians

Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation by Kevin Pho, MD   Why Use Social Media? Through social media, we all have the ability to connect with our friends, family, and business associates – practically whomever we wish, in new ways that few even considered twenty years ago. Social media connects us in real time […]

Statute of Limitations – Proposed Changes

Current Statute of Limitations Law in NY Although this blog relates to the Statute of Limitations in New York, you may find some interesting points to refer back to in your own state’s law. The examples and potential “ramifications” listed below might also serve as advanced-warnings or early indicators of how similar legislation might impact […]

Clinical Guidelines Help Decrease Risk

When we first read the article on Clinical Guidelines below, we were excited to share it with you. This information is invaluable  in reducing your risk, especially as you set up your practices to fit new government requirements. We are delighted to have Susan O. Martin, RN, JD,  Executive Vice President, Litigation Management / Loss Control of […]

Malpractice Insurance Costs Over Time

Physicians often choose malpractice insurance coverage based on attractive up front pricing without understanding the implications of their malpractice insurance costs over time.  In this post, we illustrate and compare current and future costs over time between two competitive markets for the same physician.   Let’s look at malpractice insurance costs from Carrier 1: Here […]