Life as a CFO can be challenging—especially in the current environment of healthcare reform. Patrick Gerveler, CFO of Blessing Health System in Illinois, tells HRMR how he is helping his system remain competitive and viable, and why clear communication with the risk management department is vital to success.
Robert Martin, president of the Association of Healthcare Risk Management of New York, has a unique perspective on healthcare risk management based on 25 years as a defense attorney specializing in medical malpractice and other forms of negligence. He told HRMR why good communication is often the key to successful risk management.
Co-president of Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management Dorinda Sattler combines a career in academia with a healthcare risk management consultancy. She tells HRMR why good relationships and clear policies and procedures are the cornerstones of good risk management.
ASHRM president Ellen Grady Venditti combines decades of experience in the healthcare arena with a clear vision for the future of healthcare risk management. She told HRMR why risk managers must play a proactive role in moving their organizations forward—and why she is so honored by her current role.
Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety is a massive collaborative effort among children’s hospitals to transform pediatric patient safety by eliminating serious harm. President Nick Lashutka told HRMR what the network has achieved so far.
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.
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.
In 25 years as a member of Michigan Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Dean Etsios has seen risk management move from being an afterthought for many organizations to a driving force for quality and safety. He told HRMR why risk managers now play such an important—and multifaceted—role in healthcare.
With the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in a growing number of states, there is clearly a need for risk management professionals who specialize in this uncharted territory, says Michelle Foster Earle, president, OmniSure Consulting Group.
There is a limit to what a risk manager can achieve alone. Vicki Haddock, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, tells HRMR why teamwork has reaped dividends for Vidant Health.