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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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The Standard of Care

The Standard of Care is a legal concept in the law of negligence. It is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as: “that degree of care which a reasonably prudent person should exercise in same or similar circumstances.”. In professional malpractice, you would exchange prudent person to prudent practitioner of like specialty [...]

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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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Recording Negative Findings

A topic that comes up many times is the subject of recording negative findings in one’s medical records. I would like a nickel for every time a client states that they only record positive findings. Say a patient denies an allergy to penicillin but it is not recorded. The patient is [...]

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Handwriting

I review medical charts on a regular basis as part of my job. Many private offices still use handwritten charts. It is totally acceptable. However, what is not acceptable is illegible handwriting. A recent study showed more than 15% of all words written were illegible. This can result in mistakes in [...]

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Reopening Template

To all medical providers who are now opened or are about to open, many states, including New York, require a written safety plan. Federally, a plan is required, but nothing is said about it being written or not. For your own protection, I suggest your plan be written. It need not [...]

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Written Reopening Safety Plan Requirement

In New York, a written reopening safety plan is required. The CDC for the rest of the country refers to a “plan”. Best that it is written. It does not have to be submitted anywhere for approval. New York actually has a Safe Plan Template that is available for your free [...]

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Webinar Playback – Legal Issues and Guidelines Associated with Reopening Practices in New York Post COVID-19

Legal Issues and Guidelines Associated with Reopening Practices Post COVID-19 A Complimentary Event Friday, June 19, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 PM ~Playback now available~ Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) and boutique law firm Frier Levitt are offering a complimentary webinar open to all physicians, dentists, and facility managers. Whether you have already [...]

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Reopening Your Office

Do not forget OSHA requirements as to safety and cleanliness. Have staff go through all medications and samples to make sure usefulness date not expired. Have staff go through the dates of any sterilized instruments or garb. Re-sterilize and date as necessary. Check date on fire extinguisher. Check all dates on [...]

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COVID-19 Reopening

Now that many of you will be reopening your offices, here are a few reminders of best practices to protect both you and your patients: Make sure your charts include any and all telephone encounters with your patients during your physical closure. Make sure you have hand sanitizer readily available to [...]

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Physicians As Team Leaders

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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