Risk Management


Documentation Issues in Paper & Electronic Records

OMIC Digest-No-2-FINAL-7-14-14 revAnne M. Menke, RN, PhD, OMIC Risk Manager When lawsuits against policyholders are resolved and the claim is closed, OMIC asks insured ophthalmologists about 1) risk management issues that were brought to their attention by the claim and 2) the steps they have since taken to reduce exposure to this type of claim in the future. In our most recent surveys covering the latter half of 2013, fully half of the answers to the first question and a third of the responses to the second were about documentation problems that had impacted the claim. To better understand the precise type of documentation issues that influenced the outcome...
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Join us for the OMIC risk management course at the Southeast Eye Regional Meeting 2014 in Destin, Florida at 7 am on July 25, 2014. This annual gathering is organized by the ophthalmic societies[...]
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all-day American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Four Seasons Hotel
American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Four Seasons Hotel
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American Eye Study Club (AESC), July 22-27, 2014 in Vail, Colorado @ Four Seasons Hotel  | Vail | Colorado | United States
Join us in Vail, Colorado, for the July 22-27, 2014 annual meeting of the members of the American Eye Study Club (AESC). For more information on event activities, go to http://americaneyestudyclub.org/ Location: Four Seasons, Vail,[...]
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Southeast Eye Regional Meeting o... @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center
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Southeast Eye Regional Meeting on July 24-26, 2014 in Destin, Florida @ Grand Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Baytowne Conference Center | Destin | Florida | United States
Join us for the OMIC risk management course at the Southeast Eye Regional Meeting 2014 in Destin, Florida at 7 am on July 25, 2014. This annual gathering is organized by the ophthalmic societies[...]


CASE STUDY:

Surgeon Responsible for Unreported Adverse Event

Ryan Bucsi, OMIC Senior Litigation Analyst

Allegation

Negligent retinal detachment surgery resulting in permanent retinal detachment.

Disposition

Case settled for $190,000.

Case summary

A 49-year-old female patient presented to an OMIC insured on an emergency basis with complaints of a dark semicircle and haziness for five weeks, which she described as a curtain over her left eye. Visual acuity was...

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Anne M. Menke, RN, PhD, OMIC Risk Manager As the discussion of the two closed claims involving EHR in the lead article shows, records can become unreliable if steps are not taken to confirm the accuracy of the information. In a study that evaluated changes in the medical record of an ophthalmology practice when an EHR was adopted, the authors found that the length of the record increased due to copy-and-paste, copy-and-forward, and all-normal functionalities.1 They raised concerns that the increased volume of EHR records would make it difficult...





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