Risk Management


2022 Digest (Vol 32 No 1)

Allegations of failure to diagnose are common in medical malpractice lawsuits against ophthalmologists, and diagnostic error is an issue of ongoing concern in the healthcare community. In fact, one of the “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns” listed in an ECRI (formerly the Emergency Care Research Institute) and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) 2022 special report is “Cognitive Biases and Diagnostic Error.” We examine solutions.  Read more... ...
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all-day New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Hotel Commonwealth
New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Hotel Commonwealth
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New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) Fall 2022, in Boston, MA @ Hotel Commonwealth | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
Join OMIC in the fall at the meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) in Boston, Massachusetts. Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 Time: TBA Topic:  Lessons Learned from Cataract Surgery Speaker:  Laura C. Fine,[...]
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all-day New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
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New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) 2023 in New Orleans, February 9, 2023 @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join OMIC for a risk management presentation at the annual meeting of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) in New Orleans, February 9, 2023 Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans,[...]
Dec
9
Fri
all-day New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Hotel Commonwealth
New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Hotel Commonwealth
Dec 9 all-day
New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) Fall 2022, in Boston, MA @ Hotel Commonwealth | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
Join OMIC in the fall at the meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) in Boston, Massachusetts. Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 Time: TBA Topic:  Lessons Learned from Cataract Surgery Speaker:  Laura C. Fine,[...]
Feb
9
Thu
all-day New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Feb 9 all-day
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) 2023 in New Orleans, February 9, 2023 @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join OMIC for a risk management presentation at the annual meeting of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) in New Orleans, February 9, 2023 Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans,[...]


CASE STUDY:

Failure to diagnose Giant Cell Arteritis results in settlement

OMIC has seen several sizeable settlements resulting from failure to diagnose giant cell arteritis cases in the past few years. In 2020, alone, there were two large settlements, this one for $475K and another case for $600K. The settlements are large because GCA, if diagnosis does not occur or is delayed, often leads to...

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Think about how you employ heuristics in working up patients. Heuristic thinking is based on past experience, and uses mental shortcuts, intuition, and “rule of thumb” to solve problems and make judgments quickly and efficiently. It’s generally used when physicians see a patient with a familiar set of symptoms that fit a recognizable diagnosis. Read more in the 2022 Digest Vol 32 N0 1 ...





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