Bias in Clinical Practice and Its Effect on Health Outcomes

Recorded on April 27, 2021 for the KAMMCO 2021 Spring Education Series.

Presented by Yolanda Sims, JD, MHA
KAMMCO, Loss Prevention and Risk Management Advisor

The presence of bias among health care professionals and the effect on quality of care is a highly documented cause for concern. The good news is, the more we know about bias, the better equipped we are to combat its ill-effects in health care. This webinar will provide an in-depth understanding of how bias can affect patient care and contribute to health disparities. Ms. Sims will identify common biases that influence decision-making and offer practical strategies clinicians can implement to improve patient care and mitigate harm in their own environment.

This webinar will appeal to clinic and facility administrators, physicians, risk managers, nursing staff, office and support staff, and other interested healthcare professionals.


Yolanda Sims, KAMMCO’s Loss Prevention & Risk Management Advisor, interacts daily with a broad array of healthcare providers and administrators from hospitals, health systems, and physician practices that seek risk advice on various matters such as health information privacy, federal and state regulatory requirements, and policy development. Ms. Sims holds a joint degree, (JD/MHA) from St. Louis University, School of Law and School of Public Health with a certification in Health Law. She is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.