How safe is your patients’ PHI once it gets into the hands of business associates? It may not be enough to know that they are HIPAA-compliant. Here, experts discuss why it is important to dig deep when examining what happens to healthcare data.
Like a growing number of healthcare systems, Cape Fear Valley Health covers its professional and general liability risks with a captive. CEO Mike Nagowski spoke to HRMR about the challenges and benefits of this solution.
Healthcare reform will undoubtedly change the risk profile of healthcare organizations, especially hospitals, but will it reverse the medical professional liability industry’s long trend for profitability? Paul Greve from Willis Health Care Practice gives his perspective.
A 2011 report by Willis outlined attitudes to risk management and warned that companies should understand which approach is most applicable to them, or risk the consequences of ‘natural selection’.
From cloud computing to bring your own device, everyone in healthcare is talking about data security. But, spurred on by the HIPAA/HITECH omnibus final rule, government incentives and widespread technological advances, healthcare organisations must get better at data protection, says HRMR.
In the ever-changing world of healthcare IT, it can be hard to ensure that sensitive data remains adequately protected. HRMR asks what risk managers need to do to mitigate the ever-present threat of data breaches—and what to do when, despite your best efforts, a breach occurs.
A tragic shooting, murder and suicide forced risk manager Jeff Natterman to take a long hard look at his hospital’s approach to workplace violence. He told HRMR what he learnt.
Workplace violence is a major problem in healthcare, with staff in many institutions feeling it is an inevitable part of the job. HRMR asks what can be done to change this culture of acceptance.
From making everyone a risk manager to offering educational programs to aid risk managers’ development as leaders, Andrew Oppenberg has a busy year ahead as president of ASHRM. He told HRMR about the goals and challenges of the role.
The Risk and Insurance Management Society’s new president, John Phelps, brings an emphasis on training, thinking globally, and nurturing the next generation of risk managers. He told HRMR about his aims for 2013.