Welcome to the WPS Learning Center

The Learning Center is designed to serve as a valuable online resource center for you. Our partner organizations have stepped up and offered to provide valuable education and practice management resources at NO Cost to WPS members. These resources can support your efforts to deliver quality care to your patients and develop and manage your practice.  We hope you find the content useful and we encourage you to reach out to the providers if you have questions or would like more information and support.  


Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.® PRMS is pleased to offer risk management articles and “Case of the Quarter” columns, which are sample case studies that highlight best practices in actual scenarios encountered through PRMS’ extensive experience in litigation and claims management.

PRMS specializes in medical professional liability insurance for individual healthcare providers and group practices. To learn more about the insurance program and comprehensive services offered by PRMS, click here.

Practical Pointers While on Vacation or Away From Your Practice
Brush up on tips you should follow when vacationing or planning to be away from the office.

YouTube Suicide Risk for Kids
Did you know that in children’s videos, a man can appear on the screen and give instructions on how to commit suicide? Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD, PRMS Vice President of Risk Management, shares an update on hidden videos promoting suicide on the YouTube Kids platform.

Dealing with “Disservice” Animals
Ann McNary, JD, PRMS Senior Risk Manager, suggests questions you may ask when a patient brings a service animal to the appointment.

Three Things to Know About Telepsychiatry
Are you practicing or considering telepsychiatry? Learn quick but vital pointers from the PRMS “Three Things to Know About” series.

Case of the Quarter: Fields v. General Hospital and Joshua Cash, MD
The plaintiff alleges that Defendant was negligent in his failure to adequately assess the patient during the ER to psychiatric unit consult and was negligent in prescribing medication.

Case of the Quarter: United States v. Smith
Department of Justice alleged that Defendant, in violation of Federal laws, submitted claims for services that were not provided.   

Physician Burnout
PRMS Vice President of Risk Management Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD shares vital information on the increasingly common topic of Physician Burnout in a LinkedIn post - read more on the statistics, causes, and what you can do to avoid it. Don’t forget to follow PRMS on social media for more resources and important updates: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn.