Coverys Risk Essentials

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Coverys is inspired to find new ways to help the healthcare community improve patient safety and outcomes. In our Coverys Risk Essentials playlist on YouTube, we are pleased to provide you with the whiteboard animated style videos below.

     

These videos were produced as part of our alliance with Osmosis, an innovative medical and health education technology company. 

 

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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 »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Informed Consent Is a Non-delegable Duty

Blog - 8/30/2017
Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion could significantly change the way physicians and surgeons address informed consent. 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 »

Telemedicine: Reducing the Risks

Article - 6/6/2017
An overview of the opportunities and risks of telemedicine for physicians and healthcare providers. 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 »

Welcome to the Coverys Insights Blog

Blog - 2/8/2017
Coverys' experts provide insight on patient safety, medical malpractice claims, medical professional liability insurance, and more. 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 »

Legal Concerns Regarding Medical Record Alteration

Article - 12/19/2016
An actual case study is used to illustrate how altering electronic medical records after the fact can damage the defensibility of a malpractice lawsuit. Read More »

Shared Decision-Making & Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
An overview of why patient engagement and shared decision-making is essential to successful patient-centered care. Read More »

Seven Tips to Increase Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers improve care through patient engagement. Read More »

Language to Encourage Patient Engagement

Blog - 12/15/2016
Insight into how the language you use when communicating with patients can help or hinder patient engagement. Read More »

Medical Assistant Scope of Practice

Article - 12/5/2016
To help ensure medical assistants are used safely and effectively in your office or organization you must clearly define their scope of practice. This article provides tips on how to do so. Read More »

Pros and Cons of Dispensing Medication Samples

Article - 11/21/2016
Outlines the pros and cons of dispensing medication samples and steps you can take to help ensure patient safety. Read More »

Tips for Responding to Negative Online Reviews

Blog - 11/15/2016
Tips to help you develop and implement a response plan to negative online reviews. Read More »

Preventing Healthcare Worker Fatigue

Article - 11/7/2016
Extended work hours bring up concerns of worker fatigue and its effects on patient safety. Learn strategies to help prevent worker fatigue and mitigate risk. 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 »

How to Recognize and Respond to Zika

Blog - 9/2/2016
Tips to help physicians and healthcare providers recognize and respond to the Zika virus. Read More »

Communicating With Patients About Zika

Blog - 9/2/2016
How and what to communicate to patients regarding the Zika virus. Read More »

Reducing Zika Risk for Healthcare Providers

Blog - 9/2/2016
Identify and reduce risks to physicians and healthcare workers who treat patients with the Zika virus. Read More »

Addressing Patient Non-Compliance

Article - 8/18/2016
This article evaluates an actual non-compliance case study to illustrate why patients fail to follow treatment plans and how physicians and healthcare providers can work to promote compliance, improve patient safety, and reduce malpractice risk. Read More »

Exploring the Benefits of Root-Cause Analysis of Medical Professional Liability Claims

Article - 8/18/2016
The analysis of medical professional liability (MPL) data can offer a unique lens into a number of perspectives that are important to physicians and health systems. Most notably, it can provide intelligence to make the delivery of healthcare safer and ultimately reduce malpractice exposure for physicians and hospitals. Read More »