NEWSLETTERS: The Physicians Report and The Broker Essentials

The Physicians Report and The Broker Essentials newsletters are each published quarterly and features news relevant to our members and our brokers, such as industry innovations, challenges, developing dynamics, trial results, and more.

Emerging Trends, Rising Risks

Broker Focus - Summer 2022
A PUBLICATION FOR OUR BROKER PARTNERS Emerging trends, such as widespread staffing shortages, may give rise to increased risk. Patient care may be impacted by staff who aren’t fully qualified and/or trained, imposing liability on organizations for negligent hiring and credentialing. Short-staffed offices may also skip best practices such as the use of chaperones for sensitive exams. Our two feature articles discuss these issues in detail and provide risk management resources to help you and your clients stay on top of these trends.

Mitigating Risk to Avoid Claims and Litigation

Summer 2022
Claim trends may ebb and flow, but one constant is that many claims result from a lack of proper communication or documentation. We are committed to providing our members with resources and tools to help support them in the delivery of care that help mitigate their chances of risk. In this newest issue, read more about the best practices around closing the loop on testing for diagnosis, and the elements of a recent trial that lead to success for our member and defense team. 

Navigating Telemedicine in a Hybrid World

Fall 2021
When demand for telemedicine skyrocketed during the first few months of COVID - 19, healthcare leaders scrambled for solutions. Organizations that hadn't seriously considered telemedicine before were suddenly making it a priority. It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that telemedicine is here to stay, but does your organization have what it needs to survive and thrive as you weather the challenges ahead? In this issue we explore strategies, best practices, and lessons learned to make sense of it all.

What Is Equity? And Why You Should Care

Summer 2021
The importance of equity in our culture today is emphasized in headlines everyday. Organizations are working to understand how their products and services fit into the equity picture, and how their human resource efforts are organized for it. Read this issue to learn more about the considerations around equity for your patients, your leadership, your medical team, and your staff. Includes information on training for building culturally competent organizations. 

Closing the Loop on Diagnosis Errors

Spring 2021
Diagnosis errors are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of all medical errors. Diagnostic errors are the top cause of malpractice claims and add billions in unnecessary costs to the healthcare system each year. In this issue of The Physicians Report we'll take a closer look at this and explore some promising solutions and leader best practices to make a difference in diagnostic quality and patient safety. 

Impact of COVID-19

Fall 2020
COVID-19 quickly became a reality in the U.S. in early 2020. Since then, our members have risen to the threat of the global pandemic, with a focus on being nimble, ensuring access to care, and holding up science as a guide. Read more about adaptability, new protocols and tools like telehealth, managing teams, and the economic impacts. 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT ARE TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

Summer 2020
Over the past decades, clinical science and medicine have brought an explosion of knowledge, unprecedented ability to diagnose and predict certain diseases, improved management of previously fatal conditions, and groundbreaking innovation in precision therapies. As research and development continues, it will be critical to foster collaboration between stakeholders so physicians and health systems will be supportive of the solutions and so we can build a healthcare system that works for everyone.

FOCUS ON EMERGING SOCIETAL ISSUES IMPACTING HEALTHCARE

Spring 2020
Due to emerging societal trends that impact healthcare, providers increasingly find themselves in difficult predicaments, pitting their personal and professional duty to their patients against broader legal obligations to the community. 

THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS: INTEGRATION WITH PRIMARY CARE

Fall 2019
As we mature in our efforts to improve healthcare in America, one of the lessons learned is to focus more on people and less on diseases. New approaches to care integration can serve that end goal.