Studies have shown that patients who undergo surgery on weekends tend to experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates and readmissions. A new study has highlighted five things hospitals can do to improve the situation. HRMR reports.
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.
Challenging situations can arise when a minor presents with a request for treatment of certain types of ailments or non life-threatening injuries. Who is authorized to consent to treatment in such circumstances? asks Fay Rozovsky, president of the Rozovsky Group.
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.
What are the most enduring and important health industry trends and how will they affect risk management? PwC’s Mitch Harris and Peter Claude explain why risk managers can now expect to take a more strategic role in moving their organizations forward.
The volumes and complexities of patients under discussion daily, both substantially impede communication accuracy despite efforts to standardize procedures, as Dan Cohen describes.
President of the North Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management Kristian Poitier believes that clear communication is the key to effective risk management. She explains her view to HRMR.
Except in the rare instance of criminal negligence or intention, responsibility for harm is not likely to be a black and white issue, and asking whether another person would have done the same thing can shed useful light on the situation, says Dan Cohen of Datix.
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.