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Past Webinars and Brown Bag Teleconferences

April 25, 2018 - "Litigation v. Arbitration v. Mediation: Which is Better, When?"

Counsel assisting healthcare organizations and providers may often wonder how best to address disputes. When is it best to arbitrate, and when is it preferable to head for the courtroom? And where does mediation serve one's client best, whether as a preliminary effort at early dispute resolution, or as the main focus of one's efforts? In this BrownBag conference, three attorneys with wide experience as in-house counsel, as litigators, as arbitrators and as mediators share their experiences and insights. Members of the audience add their own considerable experience and questions. David Ellenbogen, Esq., is General Counsel for Scott and White Health Plan and is in the Legal department of Baylor Scott & White Health; David Cook, Esq., is a trial lawyer specializing in medical and legal malpractice defense, licensed in 1977 and an ADR specialist since 1997; Tony DiLeo, Esq., is a Life Member of the American Law Institute who has arbitrated or mediated hundreds of cases throughout the U.S. for international, national and local parties, with aggregate claims of over $2 billion.

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October 25, 2017 - When Things Hit the Fan: Honesty after Adverse Events in Healthcare

In May 2016, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) rolled out a national toolkit to help hospital and health system leaders and clinicians communicate with patients and families transparently and justly after they were injured by their healthcare: CANDOR (Communication AND Optimal Resolution). The impetus for the program was to create an alternative to medical malpractice litigation that would also enhance the quality of healthcare. In this brown bag discussion, learn the CANDOR fundamentals, understand the business and patient safety case for implementing the program and ask your questions about the challenges to operating CANDOR and supporting participating clinicians. Our discussion leaders will be Sarah Armstrong, RN, JD, (CANDOR implementation expert and Change and Transition Strategist), and Linda Kenney (Executive Director of Medically Induced Trauma Support.

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February 21, 2017 - Use Mediation to Take Some of The Fight Out of Peer Review Battles

This program consists of a moderator who is a health lawyer and mediator, a health lawyer who is a seasoned peer review hearing officer and mediator, and a health lawyer with significant experience representing physician clients in peer review proceedings. From the presentation and roundtable discussion among the panelists, audience participants will learn ways to access and use mediation in peer review, why, and will hear candid discussion of practical concerns (pros and cons) about using it from different practice perspectives. Benefits and risks which go to the question of when and why to use mediation are part of the conversation. This program presumes that audience members have some familiarity with medical staff peer review issues, processes, and legal/regulatory frameworks that impact such processes. Therefore time will not be spent to explain such legal background.

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