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Interview with Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal on Why it is Important to Include Families in Patient Care

  "They’re the key to healing the person, not in the thirty minutes that we spend with them in the day, but the 23 hours and thirty minutes that they’re home together without us." Gurpreet Dhaliwal, M.D., is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. [...]

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Interview with Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal on Supervising other Health Care Providers

"When you don't teach, you wind up having that same conversation again and again. When you teach, the next conversation is at a higher level, and the next conversation is at a higher level." Gurpreet Dhaliwal, M.D., is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. [...]

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EmPRO COVID-19 Update: Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice

EmPRO COVID-19 Update Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice EmPRO would like to update our insured doctors and facility managers regarding evolving malpractice issues associated with COVID-19. As restrictions begin to lift and practices look to transition to a higher percentage of in-person care, providers should be aware of associated risks. [...]

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PRI Offers Weekly Virtual Peer Support to Sustain Medical Professionals During Pandemic Response

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), an admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced the expansion of its peer support program for the medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. PRI is hosting weekly virtual group sessions with a focus on self-care and stress management during the [...]

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Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced its 2019 financial results showing that the dramatic financial turnaround that began in 2017 is continuing without interruption. The impressive performance in 2019—including a $108 million improvement to surplus and net income of [...]

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Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and situations that may influence our interactions with them and therefore can impact the clinical decisions we make. The influence of affective sources of error on decision making has been widely underestimated. Visceral arousal may put us at risk for making [...]

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EmPRO Alert Update on COVID-19

This information has been updated. Please visit the EmPRO COVID-19 Information and Resource Center for more up-to-date information.              

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EmPRO Alert – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This information has been updated. Please visit the EmPRO COVID-19 Information and Resource Center for more up-to-date information.

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The Corporate Turnaround of Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers at 2 Years

To turn around an insurance company —especially one with liabilities exceeding its assets by more than $300 million, large underwriting losses and deteriorating levels of premium — requires a plan. Executives at PRIMMA LLC, the current attorney-in-fact for Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), began implementing that plan two years ago when they [...]

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The Electronic Medical Record – A Patient Safety Tool

The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has been challenging and has added complexity to the delivery of healthcare. Despite the challenges, there are benefits that many EHRs bring to the support of clinical decision making. In a national survey of doctors who use EHRs, 88% report that their systems produce clinical [...]

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