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Physicians Insurance Offers No-Cost Webinar on EMR

May 5, 2012 - Seattle, WA - Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company announces a no-cost, new webinar scheduled for May 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. PST designed to help practitioners best use EMR and minimize medical professional liability risk.
 
Practitioners will learn from real case examples how EMR can both improve documentation and create potential litigation traps for the unwary. We will also explore how electronic discovery in a malpractice lawsuit interacts with the EMR and how awareness of these interactions can help the provider reduce liability exposure.
 
After this webinar, practitioners will be able to:
  1. Describe how EMR is utilized in a malpractice lawsuit, both by plaintiff and by the defense. 
  2. Demonstrate strategies for using EMR to reduce liability risk.
  3. List common EMR pitfalls in the litigation context.
  4. Discuss the way electronic discovery impacts the development of the facts in a malpractice case.

The webinar features Elizabeth Leedom. Liz is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented hospitals, physicians, and other providers in medical malpractice cases for 28 years. She focuses on cases involving obstetrics, neurosurgery, breast cancer, and other areas. Liz has tried over 60 malpractice cases to verdict. She is regularly included on the Super Lawyers list by Washington Law and Politics magazine, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and teaches medical malpractice law at the University of Washington School of Law. More information about Liz Leedom can be found at http://www.bbllaw.com

The webinar is available for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit TM

Register for this webinar now.

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About Physicians Insurance
Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company provides medical professional liability insurance coverage to more than 6,700 physicians, hospitals, and clinics in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in addition to risk management training, continuing medical education, and claims administration services. The company, founded in 1981, has grown to be the largest physician-directed, locally based insurer in the Northwest, and is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information please contact: David Kinard, Marketing and Communications, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company, at david@phyins.com or (206) 343-6618.
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For all media inquiries, please contact:

David Kinard
Marketing and Communications
206-343-6618 or david@phyins.com



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