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  • June 26, 2018

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  • Early-Bird Registration Open Now for ‘Thriving in Change’ - Telemedicine, Diagnostic Accuracy Lead Agenda

    Speaker presenting to policyholdersSince 2016, the ISMIE Risk Management Symposium has provided physicians, clinicians and staff a first look at emerging patient safety issues.

    The 2018 Symposium will be no exception. From 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. November 2 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, seven leading experts will discuss up-to-the-minute topics including telemedicine, genetic testing, precision medicine, polypharmacy, diagnostic accuracy and burnout and resilience.

    It’s a valuable single-day investment in protecting your practice you won’t want to miss. Find all the information on speakers, schedule and early-bird registration here. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    The event is free to all ISMIE-insured physicians and clinicians, as well as ISMIE Business Associates — producers or reinsurers who partner with ISMIE. A $99 early-bird rate ($199 after October 1) is available to employed staff of ISMIE policyholders. Early registration for all other physicians, clinicians, practice administrators and risk managers is $399 ($499 after October 1).

    A limited number of rooms are available at a conference rate starting at $119 through October 12. Click here to book a room.

    For more information on the Symposium, contact the ISMIE risk management department at 800-782-4767, ext. 3300 or by email.

    Register here.

  • ISMIE Indemnity Now Offers Medical Liability Protection in All 50 States

    U_S_ map with ISMIE logoWe’re nationwide!

    Wherever you want to grow in the future, ISMIE is here to grow with you. Now available to write coverage in all 50 states, our ISMIE Indemnity unit can help your practice expand with innovative and price-competitive medical liability coverage that can take you around the state or across the country.

    ISMIE Mutual – the parent of ISMIE Indemnity – is also continuing to expand nationwide, offering medical liability products on an admitted basis in 10 states and the District of Columbia.

    Practice models are changing every day and for all health professionals, flexibility is the name of the game. At ISMIE, it’s all about where you and your patients need to be. Click here for more information. 

  • Effective Health Care Risk Management Goes Well Beyond Clinical Safety. ISMIE’s July 31 Enterprise Risk Management Webinar Defines ERM and How Your Team Can Benefit

    Birds eye view of physicians togetherEnterprise Risk Management (ERM) got its start in the corporate arena.

    Generally defined as an ongoing business strategy that identifies, assesses and addresses all physical and reputational risks within an operation, ERM is just beginning to gain steam within health care.

    Time to get in on the ground floor.

    Register today for Enterprise Risk Management and Your Practice: Strategies for Success from noon to 1 p.m. This session explains key strategies for creating and sustaining a successful ERM program in a health care environment, embracing such common challenges as leadership engagement, resources, communication, organizational changes, and quantifying results.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Register here.

    And don’t forget to review these other upcoming ISMIE live events for your training calendar:

    LAST CHANCE - REGISTER TODAY! | June 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Seminar | Chicago
    Professional Liability Litigation: Finding the Support You Need

    Sept. 14, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Lisle
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    Oct. 10, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Springfield
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians

    Nov. 7, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Schaumburg
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    Nov. 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Naperville
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians

  • How’s Your Practice Handling Online Communications and Social Media? Review Your Policies and Procedures with ISMIE Risk Management Coursework and Resources

    Physician on his phoneConsidering using social media in your practice or reviewing your online presence so far?

    Do’s and Don’ts of E-communication and Social Media is ISMIE Managing Risk coursework that focuses on avoiding potential risks with all online communications. Social Media Guidance for Physicians and Their Practices, made available as a courtesy to ISMIE policyholders from our partners at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), provides detailed policy language and scenarios you can use to evaluate your use of social media.

  • Make It a Safe Fourth!

    Table of foodJuly 4th is getting closer, which means it’s a good time to share safety tips with patients on fireworks, food safety and outdoor cooking.

    The latest numbers from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show that an average of 250 people head to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries during the month around the July 4th holiday. Also, the Centers for Disease Control reminds us that food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures help foodborne germs spread quicker.

    Here are some holiday safety resources to share with patients during office visits or in your practice communications:

    And as summer moves into full swing, here’s another reminder. ISMIE offers a Suspended Coverage option covering leaves of absence from your practice ranging from a month to a full year at a discounted premium. To learn more, email ISMIE’s underwriting department or call 800-782-4767.