Tech Talk

How to Navigate Tech Project Implementation and Avoid Burnout

This article is the second part of a four-part series around the people behind new technology implementations and explores the reasons for burnout and how to help your coworkers, employees, and yourself with burnout.

By Mat Winter and Dr. Brittney Murray


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JUNE 2024
INT'L PERSPECTIVE

When and How to Terminate a Patient Relationship Due to Lack of Cooperation

Sometimes situations arise and healthcare professionals are tempted to terminate the provider-patient relationship. However, because there is a duty of care for patient, clinicians need to carefully consider all options before making the decision to terminate the patient relationship.

By Shirin Slabbers


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JUNE 2024
FEATURE

2023 Financial Results

According to a look at the 2023 financial results for the MPL sector from Milliman, frequency continues to hold severity in check…for now. The authors say that, in many ways, the trajectory of 2023 was similar to 2022 for the medical professional liability industry.

By Eric J. Wunder and Zachary A. Fischer


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MAY 2024
FEATURE

What’s Happening in the Courtroom?

With megaverdicts rising, the MPL landscape continues to shift: Increasing social inflation, a changing jury pool, the rising influence of generative AI, and the coming retirement wave of experienced MPL defense attorneys may all play a role in increasing severity.

By Amy Buttell


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MAY 2024
FEATURE

Will the Increase in Advance Practice Providers Impact MPL Risk Management?

Recent increases in the number of Advance Practice Providers have accelerated a trend that isn’t likely to end anytime soon, and this change is occurring not just in the US, but in a variety of jurisdictions around the world. APPs occupy a variety of roles that are stretching to provide needed care for aging and sick populations.

By Amy Buttell


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MAY 2024
DATA SHARING PROJECT

2013-2022 Indemnity Payments By Resolution Type

The MPL Association Data Sharing Project looks at MPL claims that were closed with or without an indemnity payment and the average indemnity paid through early offers, settlements, arbitration, and verdicts for the plaintiff based on the nature of the specialty, allegation, severity of injury, outcome, and patient age.


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MAY 2024
ASSET SIDE

Evaluating the Case for US High Yield for Insurance Companies

High yield serves an important role in income generation for insurance portfolios, providing diversified income streams versus traditional core fixed income. Learn more in this article from DWS.

By Jason Chen, Bernie Ryan, and Katherine Klein


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APRIL 2024
CASE AND COMMENT

Impact of Sebble v. St. Luke's #2 on Medical Malpractice Litigation in Louisiana

A recent decision from the Louisiana Supreme Court offers guidance for certain MPL cases in the wake of the pandemic, as well as for future litigation involving the issue of immunity of healthcare providers for malpractice occurring during a declared state of public emergency. Learn more in this new Case and Comment.

By Bruce Cranner and Magdalena Majka


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APRIL 2024
INT'L PERSPECTIVE

Treating Family, Friends, and Colleagues: Why and How to Say 'No'

Practicing physicians often question whether it is appropriate for them to treat family, friends, or colleagues. It can be challenging when people with whom you have a close personal relationship seek informal, out-of-hours medical advice or request prescriptions. Learn more in the latest International Perspective from Australian member MIGA.

By Carlee Smyth


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APRIL 2024
TECH TALK

Psychology of Successful Project Implementation

This is part one of a four-part series about the people behind new technology implementations. This article explores intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, how to avoid traps such as groupthink and social loafing, and how to provide the essentials necessary to establish the project dream team.

By Mat Winter and Dr. Brittney Murray


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APRIL 2024
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

MPL Association’s National Advocacy Initiative in Full Swing

The MPL Association is shifting its focus toward state policy makers with a new program—the National Advocacy Initiative. This comes at an important time for the MPL community as the deteriorating policy environment in the states is resulting in increasing attacks on established reforms. Learn more!

By Michael C. Stinson


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APRIL 2024
FEATURE

What US Healthcare Will Look Like in 2033

American healthcare faces persistent issues with consolidation, workforce shortages, integration of new technologies, and unrelenting economic pressure. TDC Group looks ahead to trends over the next decade, focusing on challenges, key lessons, and emerging risks.

By TDC Group


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MARCH 2024
FEATURE

Inform Safer Medical Oncology Practice with Lessons from Medical Malpractice Claims

An examination of research of medical oncology malpractice case analysis with the primary goal to identify the association between safety incidents in medical oncology practice and systems failures to inform potential redesign solutions rather than individual provider remediation.

By James Doolin, MD, MHQS, and Hannah Tremont, MPH


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MARCH 2024
FEATURE

Are Mega-Verdicts the New Normal?

Learn how addressing the rise in medical malpractice claims severity by removing variabilities in handoff communication can avert risk and impact judicial outcomes.

By Robert Hanscom


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MARCH 2024