How transfer centers protect referring and accepting providers from liability
Patient transfers are among healthcare’s riskiest events, with potential for complications stemming from misunderstandings around multiple factors, such as the patient’s true medical state, medications the patient may be on or previously was prescribed, and questions about where one provider’s responsibility begins and another’s ends. For patients, handoffs that go poorly can lead to serious medical consequences, and, unfortunately, even death. For providers, they can create significant personal stress, legal liability, reputational harm, and financial loss.
In a recent article for DOTmed HealthCare Business News, Dr. Darin Vercillo, Chief Medical Officer at ABOUT, discusses how transfer centers use purpose-built technology platforms to accelerate tasks and act as an impartial third-party in the middle of the transfer process. This helps to ensure that everything the referring and accepting providers discussed, promised, and agreed to gets done, thereby reducing liability for all.
Read the full article at DOTmed HealthCare Business News