Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. has become the latest carrier to adopt online education programs designed to help emergency medical professionals reduce their liability claims.
ISMIE, an Illinois medical liability insurer, will provide its more than 12,000 insured physicians with access to web-based risk and patient safety education courses developed by Oakbrook Terrace, IL-based The Sullivan Group. The courses provide physicians with access to TSG’s failure to diagnose curriculum, which helps medical professionals catch diagnoses they might otherwise miss.
A major advantage of the on-line program is that the education courses are continuously updated by medical professionals with the most recently published medical literature made available to ensure that all information is relevant and up-to-date.
Significant evidence suggests that such online education may help improve profitability of liability insurance. TSG’s patient safety and risk management system combines web-based risk and safety education programs, intelligent medical records for physicians and nurses, and an online clinical audit tool to improve medical outcomes.