Medical Staff Leaders and Professionals: Protect Your Organization from Negligent Credentialing Legal Action

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

Patient allegations of negligent credentialing are rising in number across the United States. The majority of states allow negligent credentialing claims to be brought to court, even in those states where no statute exists. Healthcare entities and medical staff are accused of failing to protect the patient from harm. Sometimes cases are brought by physicians accusing these same defendants of treating them unfairly. All cases expose an organization to legal, financial, and reputational risk.

This webinar will explain tort requirements, outline landmark cases that have resulted in today’s credentialing processes, and focus on recent legal cases in which speaker Carol Cairns has served as an expert witness in credentialing. The webinar will conclude with specific actions medical staff leaders and medical staff professionals can take to avoid negligent credentialing allegations. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions for the closing Q&A session.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the four requirements of a tort
2. Recognize several landmark cases and the resulting credentialing precedents
3. Evaluate recent legal cases for relevance in their organization
4. Apply credentialing processes to reduce the risk of negligent credentialing allegations for their healthcare entity




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If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register so that you can access the on-demand version.