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As hospital and medical provider networks have expanded, employment arrangements have changed. A need for staff doesn’t always equal the ability to employ all workers under the hospital system. Many providers use outsourced nurses and physicians to provide care as a result. READ MORE >>

Who in a Hospital Needs Medical Malpractice Insurance? In a hospital, the talent base is diverse. From physicians to therapists every employee plays their part. However, when doing their duties, they all pose risks to others. As a result, most professionals within the facility need liability insurance. READ MORE >>

Medical providers must protect their property and equipment. Given that medical devices are not cheap, the insurance for these items needs to be concrete. One of the types of coverage that can benefit these items is inland marine insurance. It covers items under transport or shipment. READ MORE >>

Every medical provider must ensure professionalism within their practice. This means hiring qualified, committed employees. However, it also means treating your employees—past, present and future—with respect. If you don’t, you could face allegations of personnel misconduct. READ MORE >>

The doctor-patient privilege is almost sacred. What your patients tell you, they expect you to confidentially respect. Medical information is personal. If you expose that information, you might open yourself up to legal action. Doctors face malpractice and invasion of privacy claims all the time. READ MORE >>

Physicians who run practices have more than themselves and their patients to look after. They have to supervise a staff, oversee security and also perform business upkeep. With such responsibilities, you likely know it is important to protect the practice. The most secure way to do so is with various types of commercial insurance. READ MORE >>

Substance abuse is an extremely devastating epidemic, and a very hard habit to break. As a result, there is a high demand for professional counselors to help treat these illnesses. Addiction counselors deal with very fragile circumstances. The triggers and harmful situations influencing addicts might change rapidly. READ MORE >>

Most medical practices, in particular large ones, have to keep track of a lot of information. Within each patient is a comprehensive medical history, also known as their record. It gives medical providers—quite literally—up-to-the-minute information on a patient’s condition. READ MORE >>

A medical practice places employees in very high-pressure situations. Even routine caregiving creates an intense working environment. It helps to have a good team in place to manage the day-to-day flow of the business. However, as soon as you start to hire employees, you open the door to personnel risks. READ MORE >>

When you practice medicine, you want to create a welcoming office environment. This might mean periodically changing offices. When you go to a new office, you have to take a lot of important materials with you. Your computer systems might contain very sensitive information like patient records. READ MORE >>

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