Course: Risk Management Focus: Current Topics in Podiatric Risk Management 2018
Author: Rosemary Gafner and James Schutte
credit(s) CE: 3
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 2.75
Estimated Minutes to Complete Test: 15
Course Release Date: 10/1/2017
Course Expiration Date: 9/30/2019
Electronic medicine and what to do if you are sued

Risk Management Focus: Current Topics in Podiatric 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.



Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

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).

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for all podiatric physicians.

Risk Management Premium Discount

The purchase of this home study and the passing of the post-test entitles you to a 10% premium renewal discount in accordance with PICA policy. You will be notified by PICA that your discount has been applied once you have achieved a passing grade (a score of 80% or higher) on the post test. If you have questions about your policy, the renewal process or an invoice, please contact PICA at 1-800-251-5727, option 3, option 2.

Continuing Education Contact Hours

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 three (3) continuing education contact hour.

Once you have achieved a passing grade on the post test, you will be immediately provided with a certificate of completion. If you have questions about continuing education, please contact PICA at 800-251-5727, ext. 2107.

Commercial Support

This CME activity was developed without support from any commercial interest.

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Standards, Requirements and Guidelines for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships of a faculty member with commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants.

No one in a position to influence course content has anything to disclose.

Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. – Author

James E. Schutte, Ph.D. - Author

Barbara Bellione, RN, ARM, CPHRM - Review Committee

Robert Goldstucker, Esq. – Review Committee

Carly Robbins, DPM – Review Committee

Leslie Campbell, DPM – Review Committee