There are ways to boost risk management effectiveness to meet the demands of today’s fast-changing healthcare market. Terry Puchley, risk assurance health industries leader at PwC, reports.
Hospitals are re-examining their surgical and risk management policies in relation to overlapping surgery, as Kathleen Shostek, vice president of healthcare risk management at Sedgwick, describes.
Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise. A June 2016 Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a nearly 300 percent increase in reported cases since 2000 in the US and Canada. Mike Egan of Lockton Companies reports.
Despite the clear benefits of the new healthcare delivery model, it also brings a set of new challenges and risks to healthcare institutions, including operational, financial and clinical risks. Wesly Guiteau, executive associate of Dubraski & Associates offers some solutions.
Good post-discharge follow-up and personalized care will both help to increase satisfaction and reduce damaging lawsuits, says Kathleen Schmelka of Elmhurst Emergency Medical Services.
When used effectively, involving family members in the consent process can help avoid challenges in treating patients with chronic ailments or multiple health issues, as Fay A. Rozovsky, president of The Rozovsky Group, explains.
Legalized medical marijuana should not be ignored, say Robert Hoban and Daphne Hamilton of law firm Hoban & Feola. Here they explain why an understanding of the risks and researched benefits is increasingly necessary within healthcare.
Dr Ronald Wyatt is a leader in the world of patient safety and in his new role as patient safety officer for The Joint Commission he aims to help leaders within healthcare organizations drive progress towards high reliability. He outlined his mission to HRMR.
A small number of doctors are linked to large numbers of malpractice claims, according to a new study—but what are the implications of these findings, and how do we view them in perspective? HRMR reports.
A new CRICO Strategies CBS report identifies malpractice risks in communication failures, which are a factor in 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims. What can we learn from this? HRMR investigates.