How are risk managers faring amid the changes ushered in by healthcare reform? Cheryl Peaslee, president of the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management, gives her view to HRMR.
Timely and secure access to actionable data via a mobile risk management system is now as important for a healthcare risk manager as it is for a treating physician, say David McElroy and Brian Stromberg of Riskonnect.
Except in the rare instance of criminal negligence or intention, responsibility for harm is not likely to be a black and white issue, and asking whether another person would have done the same thing can shed useful light on the situation, says Dan Cohen of Datix.
Treating patients who come to the ER with behavioural health issues brings its own set of risks. HRMR investigates.
In the event of an active shooter incident healthcare facilities may find themselves legally liable for negligence because they failed to implement a security plan, provide training, or take appropriate actions. Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, explains what can be done.
An expert in claims management for self-insured programs, Kara Knowles is enjoying supporting risk managers through a period of exhilarating change, not only through her day job but also as president of the Colorado Society for Healthcare Risk Management, as she tells HRMR.
What are the risk issues around the spate of mergers and acquisitions currently sweeping US healthcare? HRMR investigates.
Hospital benchmarking can be a valuable tool for reducing workers’ compensation losses, Kevin Gabhart, managing director of Beecher Carlson, reports on the findings of the company’s 2014 Hospital Workers’ Compensation Benchmark Study.
Enhancing the informed consent process can also improve patient safety. Dr Dan Cohen, medical director of Datix, explains why.
Communication and openness are watchwords in healthcare risk management. Cynthia DeBord, co-president of the Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management, explains to HRMR how these qualities can be promoted by risk management societies.