Caring for patients with behavioral health issues in the emergency department remains a hot topic in US healthcare. Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, explores how to reduce the risks to both patients and staff.
When calamity strikes, despite excellence in diligence and attention to detail, what do you do? Dan Cohen, chief medical officer for Datix, offers his advice.
Informed consent, advanced care planning, and shared decision-making are all ways of managing risks, improving communication, and enhancing patient satisfaction. Barbara Youngberg of Beecher Carlson reports.
ASHRM’s new president, Mike Midgley, has a long career in the field of healthcare risk management behind him—and ASHRM membership has helped him every step of the way. He told HRMR how he will take the organisation forward into 2017.
Great progress has been made towards improving patient safety but further work, including applying lessons learned from other high-risk disciplines, will continue to improve the quality of care and decrease the potential for serious medical errors such as wrong-site surgery, says Amanda Budak, vice president of clinical operations, OmniSure Consulting Group.
Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) began as a partnership with the goal of improving the quality of care delivered to children in Ohio and reducing overall healthcare costs, as Nick Lashutka, SPS president explains.
Administrators should take measures, including regular training sessions and internal and environmental assessments, to ensure staff members and patients are equipped to handle an active shooter situation, as Solveig Dittmann, senior risk specialist at Coverys explains.
Legislation will continue to evolve to meet the needs of captive owners and keep the British Virgin Islands as a prime domicile for healthcare risk managers, says Alicia Green of BVI Finance.
Dan Cohen, chief medical officer of Datix, throws down the gauntlet for healthcare risk managers: improve the quality of investigations so that real opportunities for learning can be identified and actionable improvement strategies can be developed, put in place and sustained.
Healthcare employees are growing more critical of top management post-reform, but there are opportunities for improvement, says Patrick Kulesa, global director of employee survey research at Willis Towers Watson.