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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OMIC session during the ASORN program at the AAO Meeting, October 17, 2014 @ McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join OMIC at a session presented by the American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses (ASORN) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois during the AAO Annual Meeting at McCormick Place. Date: Friday, October 17, 2014[...]
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OMIC session at Pediatric Subspecialty Day, AAO Meeting, October 18, 2014 @ McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join OMIC at the Pediatric Subspecialty Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, during the AAO Annual Meeting. The OMIC segment is part of the PED 07, Section VI. Date: Saturday, October 18,[...]


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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Improving the Accuracy of Electronic Health Records

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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