Course: Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Vol. VII
Author: Rosemary Gafner and James Schutte
AMA PRA Category 1 credits: 6
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 5.50
Estimated Minutes to Complete Test: 30
Course Release Date: 8/1/2019
Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Three topics of current interest in the practice of orthopaedics


NOTE: If you reached this page through your insurer’s website, this course is already approved by your insurer.

Risk Management Rounds
Orthopaedics Plus, Vol. VII


Part of the job of the Risk Management Department of your professional indemnity carrier is to work with the company’s claims reviewers to identify current trends in the allegations made by plaintiffs against their insured doctors, identify “hot spots” of excessive or unusual claims activity, then address them with educational tools designed to inform doctors of the emerging liability issues and what they should be doing to avoid becoming targets of such allegations. themselves. Three liability topics of current concern are: negligent violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule; liability risks created by using electronic health records, and sexual harassment and professional boundaries in the #MeToo era.



Upon completion of this course, a physician should be able to:

1.  Explain common errors that lead to negligent HIPAA violations and steps you can take to avoid them .
2.  Discuss the legal implications of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
3.  Discuss the liability risks created by electronic health records and how to avoid them.

Target Audience


This course is appropriate for all orthopaedists.



This is a self-study course consisting of text and CME test.  Physicians should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring.  Those who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.


This course was developed by Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. and James E. Schutte, Ph.D.  Their CVs are available at

CME Information

Medical Risk Management, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.  Medical Risk Management, Inc. designates this  enduring material  for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is valid for release August 1, 2019 and expires on December 31, 2021.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 6 hours.

Commercial Support

This activity was developed solely by Medical Risk Management, Inc. without any commercial support.


Neither Dr. Gafner nor Dr. Schutte have anything to disclose.

Please check with your insurance carrier for approved courses before registering.  Courses not approved by your insurance carrier will not be accepted by them for any discounts they may offer.