Physician Practice Risk Management

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Physician Practice Risk Management (PPRM) gives you access to evidence-based reviews of patient safety and risk management issues, self-assessment tools, standards and guidelines, and e-newsletters covering current topics in patient safety and risk management.

Physician Practice Risk Management provides essential information on:

  • Office administration
  • Legal principles affecting the physician practice
  • System and administrative factors that contribute to malpractice claims
  • Physician quality initiatives
  • Culture of safety and proactive risk management assessment
  • Medication safety, infection control, and office emergencies
  • Electronic health records

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Learn how Physician Practice Risk Management can help you and your organization meet your goals. Call: (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or e-mail:

 Quickly Find the Tools You Need Every Day

​This membership gives you immediate access to the tools every physician office needs.

  • Information Packed Guidance Articles—Get actionable recommendations on risk mitigation strategies, standards, guidelines, and best practices
  • Sample Policies and Tools—Can be tailored to fit your needs
  • Self-Assessment Questionnaires—Identify gaps in and opportunities for performance improvement
  • Education and Training Programs—Keep your staff knowledgeable about the latest topics with training and education resources including PowerPoint slide presentations
  • Bi-weekly Newsletter, Physician Practice E-News—ECRI Institute patient safety and risk management analysts scan the literature and provide concise abstracts covering legal and regulatory concerns, standards and guidelines, device hazards and recalls, and patient safety and risk management literature. Information and links or downloads of publically available risk management resources from a wide variety sources in the public and private sector are included in each edition. Sources include AHRQ, VA, ISMP, ASHRM, medical specialty societies, Joint Commission, standards-issuing organizations, medical malpractice insurance companies, and more.

 This membership

Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Also known as: Physician Practice Risk Management (PPRM)
Physician Practice News

 Sample Content



Scope of Practice Laws for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants of Practice Laws for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM ​Nonphysician practitioners’ scope of practice is largely dictated by state laws and regulations and is also impacted by other factors such as employment agreements, practice setting, and billing requirements of Medicare and other payers.
Managing Short-Term Disruptions to Patient Care Short-Term Disruptions to Patient Care12/15/2013 12:00:00 AM This Guidance Article provides information to help physician practices address the three phases of managing short-term disruptions in care preparedness, response, and recovery.