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Healthcare Strategy 2017 — Back to the Basics: 12 Key Thoughts

October 16, 2016, by by Scott Becker

As one looks at the next couple of years and thinks about strategy, there are many different thoughts as to what is the right strategy. Increasingly, a number of these thoughts are untested and put forth by professors and consultants. The strategies resonate less and less with what is going on...
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finally happy
finally happy
Ready for a change
Ready for a change

The Critical Expert witness

October 09, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Administration

Whether your client is a plaintiff or a defendant in a case related to the complex field of medicine, the testimony of an experienced expert witness is absolutely necessary. A medical expert witness must be able to examine the material facts of the case (such as medical records and lay...
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The professional primer
The professional primer
Research is critical
Research is critical

Finding Fault With Emergency Medicine

October 02, 2016, by Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA

No one doubts that emergency medicine physicians have a tough job: Every day, they have to treat patients they typically don't know, deal with a range of clinical problems, and function under, well, emergency conditions.

These factors create certain vulnerabilities in the practice of emergency medicine that can lead to claims of...
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A perscription for errors
A perscription for errors
Needing help
Needing help

Surprising Legal Dangers of 'Safe' Social Media

September 24, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Admin HCMP

Social Media Pitfalls

Social media has become an ever-present facet of daily life. But actions that you consider innocent could end up causing you legal trouble. Following a few simple rules can help medical practices avoid real liability in the cyber world. Here are four situations to watch out for, and recommendations...
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The internet of everything
The internet of everything
Broadcasting to the world
Broadcasting to the world

Experts as “Mouthpieces” Are Not Experts at All

September 18, 2016, by Laura Pfeiffenberger, MBA. MSA,

The Importance of Being Truly Independent

The rise of Daubert challenges to valuation experts has resulted in more than just the exclusions of valuation experts. When an expert is excluded for “subjective belief” and “unsupported speculation” by the court, a closer examination into such commentary made by courts reveals the increasingly...
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Healthcare in the USA - a breeding ground of errors.

September 11, 2016, by Administration

Most common medical mistakes:

Misdiagnosis – failure to work up and make an accurate diagnosis.
Mistakes during treatment errors of omission, care should have been provided but wasn’t, or wasn’t done correctly. The condition is not treated correctly. There are also errors of commission in which the error caused harm.

Medication errors as...
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A frequent mistake
A frequent mistake
Tragic outcomes
Tragic outcomes
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