Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Social Media Tips for Medical Practices: A How-To Guide

The benefits of using social media in a medical practice are becoming increasingly recognized, which makes the pressure to get involved even greater. As medical practices become more and more sophisticated at using social media for knowledge sharing, marketing, and other forms of communication, those who fail to participate will fall behind. These social media tips for medical practices can help you get started.


Strategies for Increasing Patient Safety with Opioids


Despite overall prescribing rates of opioids being at a ten-year low in 2016, the deaths from opioid overdose are increasing. Furthermore, due to the increased scrutiny by law enforcement and regulatory agencies and the risk of dependency and overdose there are increased liability risks for physicians related to opioid prescribing. NORCAL and it's risk management experts have created a special report to offer recommendations supporting sound pain management principles for mitigating these risks and increasing patient safety with opioids. Click the image below or click here to view the few article and download the report on NORCAL's website

Concerns
  • While overall prescribing rates declined to a ten-year low in 2016, deaths from opioid overdoses are increasing.
Challenges
  • Careful prescribing and monitoring practices are essential to safely manage patients’ pain and increase defensibility in the event of a claim.
Best Practices
  • Sound pain management and prescribing principles to help increase patient safety.


Recognizing the Signs of Physician Burnout

Physicians May Be Prone to Burnout: Recognize the Warning Signs

More than half of U.S. physicians report symptoms of burnout — a 25% increase from 2013 to 2017.¹ This is a serious concern, because physician burnout can lead to patients suffering adverse events² or leave physicians unable to express empathy and compassion with their patients.³

In this special report, the Risk Management Specialists at NORCAL help you identify the signs of physician burnout so you can address it before it harms your practice.

Concerns

  • Learn why physician burnout is a serious problem.

Challenges

  • Recognize warning signs of physician burnout.

Best Practices

  • Know the specialties with the highest rates of physician burnout.

 

Diagnosing Physician Burnout - Special Report

 


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