A hidden danger
Recognizing and reducing the risk of sexual abuse in healthcare settings is a challenge, but one that should not be ignored,writes Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group.
Poised for growth
Captive insurance continues to develop its value for healthcare providers. Renee Ford, assurance principal at Decosimo, explains why.
Facing the challenges ahead
Welcome to the annual print edition of Healthcare Risk Management Review, released to coincide with ASHRM’s 2014 conference but designed to look ahead to the issues likely to affect the industry in 2015.
Care and compassion
‘Sharing and caring’ through enterprise risk management (ERM) was chosen as the over-riding theme of the 2014 ASHRM conference. Jacque Mitchell, the organization’s 2014 president, tells HRMR how this can be applied within the wider context of ERM.
Picking up on some of the themes of the 2014 ASHRM conference, RIMS president Carolyn Snow offers her views on risk management today.
A different angle
Partnering with a Patient Safety Organization provides an important way to improve patient safety and drive down liability exposure. Thomas Piotrowski, executive director of Clarity PSO, looks back over the evolution of PSOs and gives his view of their future role.
Getting to zero
Risk managers need practical tools to help them deal with the unexpected. Lee McMullin, president elect of SCAHRM, and senior risk management & patient safety specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians gave his views to HRMR on the route to zero patient harm.
Wearing your health on your sleeve
Chris Brooking and Tom Kennedy, healthcare liability underwriters at Barbican Insurance Group, discuss with HRMR the potential benefits and the risks of embedding wearable technology into healthcare services.
Caring for your caregivers
How does your organisation respond when employees are injured at work? Beth Wood, vice president, claims cost control consultant for Lockton companies, outlines seven best practices for post-injury management in healthcare.
Raising the safety bar
Dr Dan Cohen, International Medical Director, Datix, explains what healthcare can learn from high reliability organizations.