Welcome to the Coverys Insights Blog

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Have you heard the news? In addition to providing outstanding insurance coverage and support, and delivering best-in-class education to improve patient safety and reduce institutional risk, Coverys now delivers our expert insights through the Coverys Insights Blog. It doesn’t get more convenient than that.
 
We invited some of the best minds in the industry ― Coverys experts with unique and powerful perspectives on patient safety, claims, and medical professional liability ― to tell you what they’ve learned. The result is Coverys Insights.

Through our brief but robust blog posts, we’ll share our thoughts on everything from common vulnerabilities that can lead to malpractice claims, to how to translate claims data into actionable plans for improvement, to what you can do in the face of healthcare innovations, new research, and even epidemics.
 
Whether you’re a clinician or healthcare executive, you’re plenty busy. Coverys Insights makes it easy for you to access information that is:
  • Data-driven ― not based on hunches or biases
  • Timely ― a new article every two weeks, addressing topics impacting healthcare organizations right now
  • Practical ― full of great tips you can turn into action immediately, and
  • Credible ― written by experts whose years of experience allow them to spot trends, identify solutions, and offer fresh insights on the patient safety topics that matter most.
Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, where we’ll provide links to featured blog articles, as well as periodic articles on risk management and workers’ compensation issues.

Start reading, sharing, and responding today at www.Coverys.com/Insights

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How to Effectively Use Social Media as an Emergency Communication Tool

12/20/2018
Social media has changed the way people communicate. Is your emergency plan keeping up? Read More »

The ASC Risk Management Best Practices Checklist

7/25/2018
While ASCs have gained popularity as a convenient and cost-effective alternative to hospital admission, they have seen a gradual increase in medical professional liability claims. Is your organization prepared to identify and mitigate potential risks? Use the checklist to assess your level of preparedness. Read More »

Alternate Payment Methods: A Win-Win for Patients and Providers

9/14/2017
Do alternative payment methods benefit healthcare providers? One possible advantage is that focus on improved quality could reduce liability exposure. Read More »

Seven Ways to Protect Patient Safety During Mergers and Acquisitions

Blog - 6/21/2017
Healthcare services industry mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. Find out how organizations can help protect patient safety during these complex transitions. Read More »

Reduce Diagnostic Errors With Clinical Decision Support Systems

Blog - 6/19/2017
An overview of how clinical decision support systems can aid in diagnosis and tips to effectively implement and use a clinical decision support system. Read More »

Surgical Claims Data: Inpatient/Outpatient Comparison

Blog - 5/26/2017
Key insights into the risks of inpatient vs. outpatient surgery from Coverys claims data. Read More »

Mitigating Surgical Risks in the Outpatient Setting

Blog - 5/26/2017
Tips to mitigate surgical risks in the outpatient setting, based on Coverys claims data. Read More »

Psychiatric Boarding in the ED

Article - 5/22/2017
Psychiatric boarding is common in emergency departments. This article provides strategies to reduce the risks of psychiatric and improve care for psychiatric patients in the emergency department. Read More »

Preventing Infection in the Outpatient Setting

Article - 5/22/2017
Many services traditionally provided in acute care and inpatient settings have moved to outpatient settings, such as surgery centers and physician offices. This article provides insight into what healthcare providers can do to prevent infection and improve patient safety in the outpatient setting. Read More »

Tips to Reduce Communication-Related Errors in Healthcare

Blog - 5/15/2017
Communication failures in healthcare―particularly in large hospitals or medical centers―are often inadequately addressed. This article outlines five things you can do to reduce communication-related errors. Read More »

​Caring for Gender-Expansive Youth

Article - 3/30/2017
Gender-expansive youth face many challenges in their lives. This article provides information to help healthcare providers do their best to ensure access to gender-affirming healthcare is not one of those challenges. Read More »

Caring for Transgender Patients

Article - 3/28/2017
Transgender individuals face many barriers when seeking healthcare. This article identifies common barriers and provides tips for healthcare providers to improve the care they provide to transgender patients. Read More »

Tips to Improve the Healthcare Experience for LGBTQ Patients

Blog - 3/27/2017
LGBTQ patients frequently experience healthcare disparities. This article provides tips to help physicians and healthcare providers change the narrative: to reduce fear, exceed expectations, improve patient satisfaction, and change lives for the better. Read More »

Fragmented Intelligence Breeds Fragmented Care

News - 3/1/2017
Article highlights the importance of data analytics in uncovering the root causes of medical malpractice claims. Read More »

Patient Engagement: Challenges & Strategies

Article - 1/5/2017
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers understand the challenges of patient engagement and strategies to improve engagement. Read More »

Vicarious Liability

Article - 1/3/2017
What is vicarious liability and how does it apply? Read More »

Alternatives to Manually Lifting Patients

Article - 10/24/2016
An actual case study is used to address the dilemma of whether to manually lift a patient or opt for an “immobilizing” full lift. Read More »

Employee Engagement Improves Safety

Article - 10/10/2016
Recent studies confirm engaged employees are five times less likely to have a safety incident and seven times less likely to have a lost time incident. Learn more about these findings and the importance of employee engagement. Read More »

Safe Patient Mobility in Outpatient Care

Article - 9/26/2016
Overexertion from repeated lifting and assisting patients can result in costly and lasting injuries for healthcare workers. Find out how to prevent injuries in ambulatory care and other outpatient settings. Read More »

A Guide to Purchasing MPL Insurance

Guidelines
This guide provides important information about medical professional liability insurance coverage and points to consider when selecting an insurance provider. Read More »