MGIS Partners with Astute Doctor to Offer Physician Risk Management Program

February 6, 2014

The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), the a nationwide insurance provider of products and services designed specifically for physicians, has partnered with Astute Doctor Education Inc., for a new PREVENT education program.

Astute Doctor Education Inc. is an independent provider of skills-development education and resources specifically designed for medical professionals. The partnership with Astute Doctor enhances MGIS’ current risk management services provided through their partner, OmniSure Consulting Group, which help physicians manage risk. Astute Doctor’s customized PREVENT program helps minimize the risk of malpractice litigation through eight CME-Certified web courses focused on improved doctor-patient communication and greater patient engagement. Upon completion, physicians receive CME accreditation made available through joint sponsorship of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Astute Doctor Education, Inc.

“The studies show that the ability of a doctor to communicate and relate to patients is a critical factor in reducing the risk of malpractice litigation. Interestingly, it is often not medical errors, but miscommunication, that leads to litigation,” says Grant Simic, President, Astute Doctor.

The online courses format includes case studies, interactive diagrams, visual models, and audio narrations to assist doctors in learning and retaining these new skills. This unique program helps build the comprehensive communication skill set needed for the delivery of quality care to a diverse population of patients. These activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The MGIS Companies, Inc. provides specialized group disability insurance, medical-professional liability insurance, and practice improvement ancillary products and services to more than 10,000 physician groups, 900,000 group members, and 300,000 physicians nationwide. The MGIS group disability policies are backed by Sun Life Financial. The MGIS medical-professional liability insurance policies are backed by Freedom Specialty Insurance Co., a Nationwide Insurance Co. MGIS works exclusively through local brokers and benefit advisors.

 

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