- Build Your EHR Knowledge Base with Tools from ISMIE
- Reap Tangible Benefits with Online Premium Payments
- Keep Pace with New Shared Limit Corporation Coverage
- CDC: Have a Plan to Curb Heat-Related Illnesses
Build Your EHR Knowledge Base with Tools from ISMIE
If you're among the one in five docs poised to switch to an electronic health records system (EHR) in 2013 or want to explore a vendor change, sign up for the EHR Conference and Exhibit on June 14 in Oak Brook.
This live, all-day event will look at issues related to EHRs, such as patient portals, the Illinois Health Information Exchange, medical record audits and cyber liability. A highlight of this year's conference will be an examination of a professional medical liability lawsuit and the impact the EHR had on the case.
Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with EHR exhibitors. If you stop by each exhibit, you can enter a raffle to win an iPad mini. Sign up today!
Registration is free of charge for ISMIE policyholders and staff. All others must pay a registration fee of $250 per person.
*The conference will be co-hosted with the Illinois State Medical Society
Reap Tangible Benefits with Online Premium Payments
Imagine the money you could save by eliminating the cost of checks, envelopes and postage from your premium payments. Imagine not having to worry about a late payment or it getting lost in the mail. Imagine your balance is updated, accepted and applied to your account in just a few clicks - with no added fee.
Stop imagining. The value of online premium payments is undisputed!
Complete the whole process in three easy steps:
- Log on to www.ismie.com.
- Click on "Pay Your Premium" on the right side of the screen.
- Follow the ensuing directions.
Join hundreds of physicians already enjoying the convenience of online payments. Please direct questions about online payments to the Underwriting Division at 800-782-4767 ext. 3350 or by email.
Keep Staff in the Loop on Latest Liability Risks
Devote a day to learning; multiple dates/locations available!
ISMIE recognizes the critical role that office staff play in assessing and dealing with risk issues every day. Our Practice Management Day, designed for policyholders and staff, will take on several of these issues, including changes in HIPAA; providing tools to improve employee performance and deal with disruptive employees; and exploring how to conduct and use patient satisfaction surveys.
There is no cost for ISMIE policyholders and staff. Sign up for a date below.
For more on the HIPAA changes, see ISMIE's updated policies now online
Due to recent revisions in the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules and the federal Health Information Technology for Clinic Health Act, ISMIE has updated its online HIPAA resources.
The latest changes are available to policyholders in both the up-to-date document and in a "redlined" version, which highlights all of the modifications that occurred from 2003 up to today.
CDC: Have a Plan to Curb Heat-Related Illnesses
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 650 preventable heat-related deaths occur each year. Patients most at risk are the elderly, children and those with pre-existing conditions.
With the dog days quickly approaching, make sure these at-risk patients have a "heat response plan" in force should an extreme heat event occur.
For elderly patients, having a plan to move them to a cool location in case of a power outage or severe temperatures is crucial. To help thwart heat-related illnesses for all other patients, remind them to take steps to stay cool and hydrated, and to stay informed of weather conditions.
See more CDC tips to combat heat-related illnesses.