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.
Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) began as a partnership with the goal of improving the quality of care delivered to children in Ohio and reducing overall healthcare costs, as Nick Lashutka, SPS president explains.
Great progress has been made towards improving patient safety but further work, including applying lessons learned from other high-risk disciplines, will continue to improve the quality of care and decrease the potential for serious medical errors such as wrong-site surgery, says Amanda Budak, vice president of clinical operations, OmniSure Consulting Group.
Good post-discharge follow-up and personalized care will both help to increase satisfaction and reduce damaging lawsuits, says Kathleen Schmelka of Elmhurst Emergency Medical Services.
When used effectively, involving family members in the consent process can help avoid challenges in treating patients with chronic ailments or multiple health issues, as Fay A. Rozovsky, president of The Rozovsky Group, explains.
Legalized medical marijuana should not be ignored, say Robert Hoban and Daphne Hamilton of law firm Hoban & Feola. Here they explain why an understanding of the risks and researched benefits is increasingly necessary within healthcare.
Dr Ronald Wyatt is a leader in the world of patient safety and in his new role as patient safety officer for The Joint Commission he aims to help leaders within healthcare organizations drive progress towards high reliability. He outlined his mission to HRMR.
A small number of doctors are linked to large numbers of malpractice claims, according to a new study—but what are the implications of these findings, and how do we view them in perspective? HRMR reports.
A new CRICO Strategies CBS report identifies malpractice risks in communication failures, which are a factor in 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims. What can we learn from this? HRMR investigates.
Tracy Melina’s role at Coverys entails not just helping risk managers deal with existing challenges, but also giving them the knowledge to stay ahead of the game, as she explained to HRMR.