Hot Topics in Medical Professional Liability
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
The medical professional liability (MPL) trends impacting healthcare professionals have shifted since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Mike O’Neill, Assistant Vice President of Risk Management Operations, and Terese Souders, Assistant Vice President Claims, from ISMIE to discuss Hot Topics in Medical Professional Liability, the latest trends in medical liability and how to recognize vulnerabilities and mitigate risk.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify current MPL trends impacting healthcare professionals
- Recognize potential vulnerabilities in practice by examining case examples
- Describe strategies to mitigate risk and reduce the likelihood of being named in a lawsuit
ISMS members and their staffs
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The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Michael H. O’Neill, CPHRM
Michael H. O’Neill, CPHRM, has been employed by ISMIE since 2002, serving as the Assistant Vice President of Risk Management Operations. In this position, he oversees the coordination of risk management activities, as well as the risk assessment program. Daily, O’Neill works with physicians, practice administrators, physician staff members, chief executives, and brokers in helping them address various risk management concerns and questions. Mr. O'Neill is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management through the American Hospital Association and completed his Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) certification through ASHRM.
Terese M. Souders, AIC
Terese M. Souders, AIC, is ISMIE’s Assistant Vice President Claims. Her team guides policyholders through the claims and litigation process, which can at times be stressful and complex. With more than 28 years of experience in the medical professional liability field, Ms. Souders counsels physicians and other healthcare professionals through every step of litigation, often reminding them that successful outcomes require active participation and collaboration. Ms. Souders is a champion of ISMIE’s proven claims management process, which provides strategic analysis in close coordination with the defense team throughout the duration of the claim.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit