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A safe environment

US12-10-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Dealing with an institutional crisis

US12-10-2016Medical malpractice, Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Planning for life-long care

US26-09-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Getting ahead

US26-09-2016Medical malpractice, Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Avoiding the three “Ws”

US26-09-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Saving lives by working together

US26-09-2016Data Analytics, Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

High alert: preparing hospital staff for an active shooter

US26-09-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

A key player for alternative risk solutions

US26-09-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Learning from patient safety incident investigations

US26-09-2016Medical malpractice, Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

Leadership in crisis

US26-09-2016Patient-Generated Health Data

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.

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