2019 PICA Home Study: Current Topics in Podiatry Risk Management

This course will focus on analyzing two root causes of malpractice claims and present constructive ways of addressing them. Even if you never get sued throughout your entire career, following the suggestions outlined in this course will improve your patients’ satisfaction with your care and, in the process, make you a better doctor.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, a user should be able to:

1. List the essential components of patient education needed to obtain genuinely informed consent.

2. Explain how to document informed consent in a way that will withstand legal challenges.

3. Discuss situations in which a specialty consult should be sought before initiating or continuing treatment.

2018 PICA Home Study: Current Topics in Podiatry Risk Management

Electronic media provide many outstanding advantages over traditional forms of communication and documentation. At the same time, they also create new legal and ethical hazards that can allow practitioners to unwittingly create physician-patient relationships with people they have never even met, incur huge fines for accidental HIPAA violations, destroy their defense in malpractice cases and endanger their professional licenses, to mention only a few of the potential self-inflicted injuries.

Objectives

1. Explain how to enhance your practice by using social media in a professionally responsible manner.

2. Discuss how to deal effectively with online practitioner review sites.

3. Explain how to protect patient data from being stolen or otherwise compromised in violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

4. Explain the special risk factors arising from electronic health records (EHRs).

 

Premium savings subject to state maximum allowed per policy year. Discount subject to taking and passing the 10-question post-test no later than 30 days after your renewal date. Continuing education may be received by taking and passing (80%) the 10-question post-test.

CPME Statement: PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 3 continuing education contact hours.

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If you have any questions or need assistance with your username and password, please send an e-mail to support@medrisk.com. If you have questions about your risk management discount, contact PICA at (800) 251-5727.

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