Caring for patients with behavioral health issues in the emergency department remains a hot topic in US healthcare. Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, explores how to reduce the risks to both patients and staff.
When calamity strikes, despite excellence in diligence and attention to detail, what do you do? Dan Cohen, chief medical officer for Datix, offers his advice.
Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise. A June 2016 Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a nearly 300 percent increase in reported cases since 2000 in the US and Canada. Mike Egan of Lockton Companies reports.
There are ways to boost risk management effectiveness to meet the demands of today’s fast-changing healthcare market. Terry Puchley, risk assurance health industries leader at PwC, reports.
Healthcare employees are growing more critical of top management post-reform, but there are opportunities for improvement, says Patrick Kulesa, global director of employee survey research at Willis Towers Watson.
Dan Cohen, chief medical officer of Datix, throws down the gauntlet for healthcare risk managers: improve the quality of investigations so that real opportunities for learning can be identified and actionable improvement strategies can be developed, put in place and sustained.
Administrators should take measures, including regular training sessions and internal and environmental assessments, to ensure staff members and patients are equipped to handle an active shooter situation, as Solveig Dittmann, senior risk specialist at Coverys explains.
Patient suicide is a rising issue in US healthcare. HRMR explores what can be done to reduce the risk and to ensure patients receive the help they need to survive such a crisis.
Why is cyber security in US healthcare in such a poor state? HRMR explores the causes, the consequences —and the best solutions.
Risk managers are often spread thin and wear multiple hats—so, after the professional liability policy is bound, everyone forgets about it and moves on to the next thing. Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, suggests a better approach.