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Risk Services

Promoting safety for patients and physicians

EPIX believes keeping patients' safe keeps our insured providers safe. Our exclusive risk management program of risk assessment, medical-record audits and continuing medical education (CME) assists our insured independent groups in creating a safer practice, higher patient satisfaction, and fewer claims.

Proprietary approach used to reduce risk

  • Highly specialized risk management experts work with groups to identify and resolve opportunities for improvement
  • Comprehensive risk assessments measure compliance to evidence-based indicators
  • Self-assessment tool for urgent care practices
  • Clinical audits improve the quality of documentation and meet the American Board of Emergency Medicine recertification requirements
  • Email alerts on topical risk management issues and noteworthy claims
  • Resources and tools are shared with insured groups and providers
  • Individual and annual meetings with group leaders provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and developing new solutions

Education

EPIX provides ACEP Category I and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the completion of online CME courses on high-risk topics each year. EPIX courses are available to all insured providers at no cost:

  • Sepsis
  • The Emergent Airway
  • Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
  • Difficult Stroke Diagnoses
  • ACS – The Basics
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
  • Injured Patients on Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents

EPIX EMAIL ALERT

What's New in Stroke Part 2 – Lytics and Thrombectomy

 

By Dr. Stephen Colucciello

 

In What's New in Stroke Part 1 we looked at relatively non-controversial topics regarding system issues and supportive care surrounding the ED management of stroke. Now it is time to "bite the bullet" and address the contentious issues surrounding tPA. Since the original National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) study was published in 1995, the lytic controversy has roiled emergency medicine for almost a quarter century.

 

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THE EPIX DIFFERENCE

Patrick Kelly"Since becoming insured with EPIX in 2008 our group has benefited from a partnership that provides us with much more than malpractice insurance. As emergency physicians with a primary focus on patient safety our group appreciates the value of EPIX's risk management program on a daily basis." Read More

Patrick Kelly, MD, FACEP
Roper Emergency Physicians
Charleston, SC