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Empathetics


“MIEC’s partnership with Empathetics offers policyholders access to evidence-based training designed expressly for physicians to understand and appreciate the neurobiological and physiological components of empathy and its effect on the physician-patient relationship. The courses are self-paced and teaches techniques to identify and manage emotions with empathy and compassion. MIEC has licensed three one-hour interactive courses. Each course is approved for one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit. You will need your MIEC policy number to register. If you do not know your MIEC policy number, you can login to www.miec.com to see it displayed in the top right hand corner. You may also email patientsafetyriskmgmt@miec.com to request your policy number.

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Med-IQ


MIEC has partnered with Med-IQ (former ELM Exchange), to offer risk management continuing education courses. All or a portion of your annual risk management course requirements may be satisfied through the Med-IQ online program. Risk management training is a means of reducing adverse events, mitigating professional liability, and improving patient safety at an individual and system level.

CME in opioid prescribing, opioid addiction, and a Culture of Safety in both the in- and out-patient settings:
From September 2017 to July 2018, MIEC is offering insureds CME coursework that focuses on a culture of safety. The out-patient coursework discusses the role of leadership in engaging staff to overcome practice obstacles, the duty of providers to engage patients in their care, and to support work processes designed to mitigate risks associated with transitions of care, lab and test result management, and safe referral. The in-patient culture of safety course describes a systems-based approach to reducing preventable patient injury. This year MIEC has updated CME courses about opioid prescribing and managing opioid addiction. The classes describe strategies and practices that can improve opioid prescribing practices and the importance of withdrawal symptom management. Each course is worth 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and is free to policyholders.  For more information, please contact the Patient Safety & Risk Management Department at 510/428-9411, or toll free at 800/227-4527.

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Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Clinician’s Guide


Earn up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Clinician’s Guide offers clinicians effective strategies for reducing the risk of addiction, abuse and diversion of opioids that they prescribe for their patients in pain. Written by pain medicine specialist Scott M. Fishman, M.D., this revised and expanded edition translates best-practice guidelines from leading pain medicine societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards into pragmatic steps for risk reduction and improved patient care, including:

  • Patient evaluation, including risk assessment
  • Treatment plans that incorporate functional goals
  • Informed consent and prescribing agreements
  • Periodic review and monitoring of patients
  • Referral and patient management
  • Documentation
  • Compliance with state and federal law
  • Patient education on safe use, storage and disposal of opioid medication
  • Termination strategies for chronic opioid therapy

This publication is available in paperback or as an e-book through the Federation of State Medical Boards for $16.95.

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