What will it take to turn electronic health records data into valuable insights? Mark Scott, CMO of Apixio, gives his view.
A proactive and well-designed communication and consent process will help lessen the chance of litigation should a patient experience an adverse outcome during or following an overlapping surgery, says Aaron Fink, professor emeritus of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.
Consumer credit risks present a growing dilemma for US healthcare practitioners, writes Ron Calhoun, managing director, Global Strategy for Aon.
Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) are playing an essential in the battle to drive down patient harm. Rory Jaffe, executing director of California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO), and Claire Manneh, director of programs, CHPSO and Hospital Quality Institute, explain how a PSO can help providers learn vital lessons.
How can you best manage the complex risks that accompany healthcare construction projects? HRMR reports on a new advisory from ACE Group that has plenty of answers.
How does a healthcare organization pursuing high reliability respond to a sentinel event? Mark Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, shared his insights with HRMR.
Wrong-site, wrong-patient and wrong-procedure events remain a perennial problem in US healthcare. Fay Rozovsky, president of the Rozovsky Group, outlines an enterprise risk management response plan.
Will you know Zika when you see it? Debra Cooper, senior risk specialist for Coverys, outlines how to prepare for patient safety.
How does a large physician group prepare for a crisis such as Ebola? Tatum K O'Sullivan, director of ambulatory risk and patient safety at North Shore Physicians Group in Peabody, Massachusetts, gives a personal account of the experience that helped her continue to develop and grow as a risk manager.
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.