What will be the major issues for healthcare risk managers in the US in 2016? HRMR asked seven industry experts for their view of the future.
Despite their ability to manage pain, opioids come with a major downside: they lead to addiction. Nancy Lamo of Lockton explores the history of opioid use and suggests steps to help providers find the right balance in prescribing opioids today.
President of the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Risk Management Melissa Updike has had a long career in risk management, including six years leading a captive insurance company. She told HRMR why a proactive approach has been vital to the captive’s success.
A unanimous 100 percent of readers surveyed by Healthcare Risk Management Review say that the risk management issues around treating patients with behavioral health (BH) issues are a growing problem in their organizations.
Treating patients who come to the ER with behavioural health issues brings its own set of risks. HRMR investigates.
In the event of an active shooter incident healthcare facilities may find themselves legally liable for negligence because they failed to implement a security plan, provide training, or take appropriate actions. Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, explains what can be done.
Many medical facilities and healthcare providers are ill-prepared to deal with a potential onslaught of media during or following a crisis, says Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group.
For Ann Lambrecht, clinical risk management consultant for Coverys, risk management is about learning, evolving and providing creative solutions. She spoke to HRMR about the hot issues facing her clients today.
Awareness of potential problems and a strategy aimed at helping patients cope will assist in reducing the risk of self-harm, as Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, describes.
What’s it like to be a risk manager at a hospital where Ebola patients are being treated? HRMR spoke to Dave Poppert, risk manager at Nebraska Medicine, about the center’s specialized approach.