What will be the major issues for healthcare risk managers in the US in 2016? HRMR asked seven industry experts for their view of the future.
In 25 years as a member of Michigan Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Dean Etsios has seen risk management move from being an afterthought for many organizations to a driving force for quality and safety. He told HRMR why risk managers now play such an important—and multifaceted—role in healthcare.
Trustwave’s new report on cybersecurity in healthcare highlights some worrying weaknesses and misconceptions, but it also points the way forward with tips for improving healthcare cybersecurity. HRMR reports.
With the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in a growing number of states, there is clearly a need for risk management professionals who specialize in this uncharted territory, says Michelle Foster Earle, president, OmniSure Consulting Group.
Is it ever possible to obtain the consent of a patient who has received preoperative medication, and what are the possible repercussions? Fay A. Rozovsky, president of The Rozovsky Group examines the questions.
There is a limit to what a risk manager can achieve alone. Vicki Haddock, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, tells HRMR why teamwork has reaped dividends for Vidant Health.
This is the first of the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management’s new pages which will appear in every issue of HRMR monthly. Carole A. Lambert, editor of The Source, the association’s online news bulletin, introduces the column.
The epidemic of patient harm in hospitals needs to be taken seriously if it is to be stopped, and risk management systems are an essential part of the solution, as Brian Stromberg, healthcare sales executive, and David McElroy, director, healthcare practice at Riskonnect, explain to HRMR.
Studies have shown that patients who undergo surgery on weekends tend to experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates and readmissions. A new study has highlighted five things hospitals can do to improve the situation. HRMR reports.
US healthcare is changing rapidly, and for the changes to be handled safely, risk managers need to be at the heart of the action. Judy Klein, president of the Ohio Society for Healthcare Risk Management, explains to HRMR why the risk management voice needs to be heard.