Newsletters

ProAssurance's informative newsletters offer a risk management perspective on topics of interest to physicians, hospitals and healthcare facilities, practice administrators, and office staff.

Medical Risk Resource Advisor

Medical Risk Resource Advisor (MRRA) news for physicians is published twice annually.

Winter 2020 MRRA

Is Your Practice Cyber Secure?

Edition: Winter 2020
Author: Robin Beasley, JD, Senior Market Manager

With the increased use of technology in healthcare comes the growing risk of cyberattacks and cyber liability, as well as regulatory investigations, fines, and penalties. Anything created, stored, or transmitted electronically is at risk of being compromised by an innocent mistake or—worse yet—maliciously stolen by a criminal. When it comes to data breaches, not all industries are on equal ground. Some have traditionally been much bigger targets than others, and this includes healthcare.

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Key Considerations

Key Considerations news for healthcare organizations is published twice annually.

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Is Your Healthcare Organization Cyber Secure?
Edition: Summer 2019
Author: Robin Beasley, JD, Senior Market Manager

With the increased use of technology in healthcare comes the increased risk of cyberattacks and cyber liability, as well as regulatory investigations, fines, and penalties. Anything created, stored, or transmitted electronically is at risk of being compromised by an innocent mistake or—worse yet—maliciously stolen by a criminal. When it comes to data breaches, not all industries are on equal ground. Some have traditionally been much bigger targets than others, and this includes healthcare.

According to a recent compilation of data breach statistics, 1.9 billion data records were stolen or lost in 918 data security incidents worldwide during the first half of 2017. That’s approximately 11 million data records every day, 437,815 data records every hour, 7,297 data records every minute, or 122 data records every second. Of those 918 data security incidents, 808 occurred in the United States, and 228 of them—approximately 25%—were breaches of medical or healthcare information, accounting for over 31 million compromised patient data records.1 

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Vital Signs

Vital Signs newsletter presents actual case histories of malpractice claims to help physicians recognize some of the common causes of malpractice claims. Confidentially published as a service to ProAssurance insureds, Vital Signs is available inside our Secure Services Portal.

Vital Signs case studies are specialty-specific, currently including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Urology

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Comment

Comment newsletter presents state-by-state and regional medical liability news and issues. Confidentially published as a service to ProAssurance insureds, Comment is available inside our Secure Services Portal and on our website.

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