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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all-day Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ McCormick & Schmick at Tyson's Corner
Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ McCormick & Schmick at Tyson's Corner
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The Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology (NVAO) features an OMIC speaker on the evening of Monday, Novevmber 10 , 2014. Register with the NVAO and attend the evening event to earn a 5% discount on[...]
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all-day Cataract Surgery: Telling It Lik... @ Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
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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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