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  • September 18, 2018

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  • Seven Leading Patient Safety Experts Covering Top Health Care Risk Management Trends, All in One Day - Don’t Miss the Nov. 2 Event in Oak Brook

    Speaker at a Risk Management eventYour team has just a few days left to save on the premier patient safety and practice risk management conference of the year.

    Oct. 1 is the last day for early-bird registration for the Nov. 2 ISMIE Risk Management Symposium, “Thriving in Change.” The event at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Overnight guests can book a room here

    Seven leading health care experts will discuss the latest topics redefining the patient setting – telemedicine, genetic testing, precision medicine, polypharmacy, diagnostic accuracy and burnout and resilience. 

    Find all the information on speakers, schedule and early-bird registration here

    Here’s what you need to know about pricing: 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).

    The ISMIE Symposium has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 



  • Maternal Care is in the News: Register Today for ISMIE’s Sept. 27 Seminar in Rosemont Focusing on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the U.S.

    Physician speaking to preganant coupleA recent USA Today investigation on hospital care for expectant mothers has drawn attention to patient care risks during delivery.

    On the evening of Sept. 27, you can take a closer look at this important patient safety issue at ISMIE's new seminar, Levels of Maternal Care in the United States: What Does This Mean for You? This event will cover current statistics on maternal morbidity and mortality, define levels of maternal care and describe key components of a critical care obstetrics (CCOB) program.

    The session will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont.

    Register here.

    ISMIE has a busy schedule of fall events coming up – both seminars and webinars. Don’t miss:

    Oct. 12, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Webinar
    Demystifying the Litigation Process

    Oct. 17, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Hoffman Estates
    Informed Consent: Getting on the Same Page with Your Patients

    Oct. 25, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Webinar
    Special Considerations for Physicians Who Treat Patients with Hereditary Predispositions to Cancer

    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

    Nov. 30, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Rosemont
    Stress Management and Burnout Prevention for Health Care Professionals



  • By the Way, Did You Miss One of Our Recent Webinars? Many ISMIE Live Events Become Valuable Managing Risk Courses - Check These Additions

    Physician watching a webinarIf you couldn’t attend our recent July webinar Enterprise Risk Management and Your Practice: Strategies for Success, it’s now part of ISMIE’s extensive online course archive. Here are some other recent archived sessions that can make your practice safer and help you earn premium discounts:

    ISMIE education is always expanding, and there are other risk management activities you can complete to help you earn a discount of up to 15% in 2018. Check your discount totals today!



  • Safe Prescription Disposal Helps Prevent Opioid Abuse - Tell Your Patients about the Upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 27

    Person looking at their prescription medicationISMIE supports safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The now twice-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events are a great way to educate your patients on the best ways to dispose of medications that put their friends, family members and pets at risk.

    The next one is Oct. 27. Here’s why Take Back Day has become so important:

    • It’s created nationwide awareness of the problem of keeping leftover opioids and other potentially harmful medications at home – in 2015 alone, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs.
    • The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – which launched this event in 2010 – has been able to build an expanding nationwide database of controlled substance public disposal locations where your patients can go online for a licensed drop-off point close to home.
    • The event allows you and your patients to have an even broader discussion about safe use of prescription medication so leftover medicines will become less of a problem in the future.

    The latest federal statistics show that more than half of people who misused pain relievers in 2016 reported getting them directly from a friend or relative.

    Stop by the Illinois State Medical Society’s public resource page on safe prescription disposal resources for promotional material for the Oct. 27 event and other useful information.



  • Considering Taking a Break from Practice or Going Part-Time? ISMIE’s There for You

    physician profile imageISMIE understands the need for flexibility in the careers of today’s physicians. That’s why we continue to adapt our Custom Coverage Solutions to the needs of today’s medical professionals.

    Whether you’re considering a leave, part-time work or retired physician coverage, ISMIE has a solution to fit where you are. We’re also working with quality staffing agencies in all 50 states to provide ISMIE coverage if you’re considering locum tenens assignments.

    Thinking about a change in your practice? Contact ISMIE’s underwriting team at 800-782-4767 or by email