Falls Resource Team

Focusing Our Priorities:
The Real Lesson from the Michigan Model

The Michigan Model has been widely reported in major media for years as a pioneering approach to the problem of medical malpractice litigation. Though it has been proven to save on malpractice costs (financial and emotional), in reality its goals are much larger than that: to build accountability in modern medicine for avoidable patient injuries that occur as a result of unreasonable clinical care. This talk will introduce the listener to the Michigan Model, but explore the larger benefits of this approach and ultimately, focus on the deeper lessons only this model unlocks.

Learning Objectives:

  Understand the complexities of “open disclosure and communication” models of medical malpractice claims management.
  Understand the connection between the manner in which a health care practitioner/institution chooses to respond to medical injury and the efficacy of its efforts at clinical quality improvement, meaningful peer review, and specifically, why the traditional “deny and defend” response to patient injury is counterproductive to patient safety.

Posey is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider #15902, and for each session you will receive 1.0 Contact hour. This is a free course and requires no cancellation in the event of non-attendance.

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