New HHS figures have shown that hospital-acquired conditions fell by 1.3 million in 2010 to 2013. What has driven these improvements and what more needs to be done? HRMR investigates.
In early February US health insurer Anthem announced that it has been the victim of a huge hacking attack, with possibly millions of people’s personal information compromised. What lessons can healthcare risk managers take from this breach? HRMR investigates.
How will healthcare risk management develop in 2015 and which key initiatives are driving it forward? David Allison, president of Oregon Society for Healthcare Risk Management, gave HRMR a view from the coalface.
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.
May a healthcare professional say no to treating Ebola? It’s a thorny issue that has preoccupied many healthcare professionals in recent months. Daniel Meier, an associate with law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, gives his professional opinion.
In a changing healthcare landscape, risk managers need to prove their value to protect the role for the future, Gregg Timmons, president of the California Society for Healthcare Risk Management tells HRMR.
As healthcare reform places an increasing focus on population health, HRMR asks how this will affect the risk profile of healthcare providers and what its implications will be for patients.
Tasked with managing regulatory risk, chief compliance officers often have to fight for a place at the table when key financial and operational decisions are to be made. HRMR considers the findings of PwC’s latest brief.
Medical providers have invested time and money to ensure they are compliant with the evolving billing regulations, but increasing audits make E&O claims more likely. Gareth Tungatt of Ascent Underwriting has some solutions.
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.