Benchmarking moves upstream
While most healthcare organizations have used benchmarking as a way of assessing its processes and outcomes for many years, its use is now expanding in the sector. Emily Rhinehart of Lexington Insurance assesses the implications.
A deteriorating condition
The risks associated with data breaches for healthcare organizations are becoming greater and ever more complex. Katherine Keefe of Beazley Breach Response Services explores the challenges health bodies face and how to address them.
The lure of captives
As healthcare risk managers ponder the challenges they face as a result of healthcare reforms, it is predicted more will turn to the use of captives and risk pooling schemes. HRMR explores the pros and cons of this and finds 10 reasons the captive solution can work for organizations.
Securing the know-how
The increasing complexity of the risks faced by healthcare providers and ACOs means insurers are investing in securing the right products and expertise to provide solutions, as Michelle Hoppes, senior vice president, global risk management & loss control at Allied World explains to HRMR.
Innovating for opportunities
Many insurers are developing new products and acquiring expertise to meet the needs of the increasingly complex risk landscape for healthcare bodies. One such organisation is IronHealth, a subsidiary of Ironshore.
Challenges to physician practice acquisition and integration
The relationship between physicians and hospitals has not always been an easy one. As the two groups once again look to align their interests and organizations, Johnnye Dennis and Kevin Junod of Lockton look at the challenges and opportunities ahead.
An evolving profession
It is a time of unprecedented change for healthcare risk managers. In the following pages we examine the changes their profession faces and conduct an in-depth
It’s time for healthcare organizations to get serious
Hacking financial data is old news—cyber criminals are now targeting healthcare, as Brian Stromberg and David McElroy of Riskonnect report.
Playing it safe: ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute’s 2015 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards highlights many perennial problems plus some newer issues. HRMR rounds up its findings.