February 2020

Communication Is Everything

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 in General.

In the CRICO’s Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures Benchmarking Report, poor communication is cited as a major factor in malpractice cases (30%).  This includes communication between healthcare providers, as well as providers and patients. Lack of documentation is common between providers, due to insufficient, inaccurate, illegible or delayed recording of clinical findings. Information is the  … Read more

Patient Health Information and the Cloud

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, February 17th, 2020 in General.

Do you know what the cloud is? Are you wondering if this online storage solution can help store your patients health information? Traditionally, health information has been stored on a doctor’s local hard drive or in a paper file. But times have changed. At Tego Insurance (providers of Medical Indemnity Insurance and Medical Practice Insurance),  … Read more

What You Need to Know About Consent for Minors

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 in General.

As an Australian medical indemnity insurance provider, we want you to know when you need consent from a parent when treating children. It can be a bit tricky and is definitely an important legal issue to be aware of. In Australia, generally, a minor (less than 18 years) requires consent from a parent or guardian  … Read more

New Treatments for Epilepsy

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in General.

What you need to know In Australia, children who suffer from severe epileptic seizures now have access to a more effective treatment. The results of testing thus far could mean that the number of patients that are being seen in intensive care is about to halve.  As medical indemnity insurance experts, we want you to  … Read more