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Michelle Swift, RN, JD, CPHRM

Michelle Swift, RN, JD, CPHRM
Ms. Swift earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her Juris Doctor Degree at Thomas Jefferson School of Law with a focus in healthcare law and is licensed by the Utah Bar Association. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Ms. Swift worked as a medical malpractice case advisor, a pre-litigation chairman, and a medical record review consultant. Ms. Swift has 32 years of experience in a variety of settings, from hospital medical-surgical nursing to pain management and psychiatric inpatient care. As a past president of the Utah Nurses Association and a state lobbyist for more than five years, she advocates for healthcare providers.
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The Impact of Poor Communication on Medical Errors

Communication failures are a contributing factor in 27% of medical malpractice claims. Eliminating them could reduce medical errors and patient injury.