What does US healthcare reform mean for the medical professional liability market? HRMR gets an expert view from rating agency AM Best.
Smartphones are here to stay. They have already revolutionised the way many healthcare workers carry out their jobs—but are hospitals keeping pace with the attendant risks? HRMR investigates.
Tens, possibly hundreds of patients were murdered by nurse Charles Cullen in the course of his 16-year career. Following the publication of The Good Nurse, a new book about Cullen’s murders and capture, HRMR asked author Charles Graeber what risk managers can learn from this nightmare scenario.
Do your nurses feel secure about speaking out when they spot errors or malpractice? HRMR asks what can be done to create a culture of moral courage.
The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management has long been a champion of transparency and disclosure in healthcare. Geri Amori, a past ASHRM president and vice president, academic affairs for HCPEducation, explains why these issues are so important.
For president of the Illinois Society for Healthcare Risk Management Kelly Van Fleet, risk management is all about making a difference. She told HRMR about the highs—and lows—of her job.
The massive tornado that hit Joplin in May 2011 tested the emergency operations plans of the area’s hospitals to their limits. Leslie Porth, author of a report on the lessons learned from Joplin, gave HRMR an overview of her findings.
Black River Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin has dramatically improved error reporting by promoting a non-punitive approach among its managers. Its award-winning risk manager Sue Pearson told HRMR how this was achieved.
Risk registers in healthcare organizations are far more than just data collection and reporting tools. An enterprise-wide approach to risk and incident management can make a difference to patient safety and save lives, writes Dr Dan Cohen, international medical director of Datix.
The treatment of bariatric patients brings with it a unique set of risks. HRMR asks how these can be successfully addressed.