With HIPAA audits looming in 2015, this is a prime time to ensure that your organization and its business associates have their HIPAA compliance in order. HRMR reports.
Many medical facilities and healthcare providers are ill-prepared to deal with a potential onslaught of media during or following a crisis, says Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group.
Planning for end of life care, and having the necessary conversations beforehand, can alleviate at least some of the harm suffered by those at the most vulnerable time in their lives, as Dr Dan Cohen, International Medical Director at Datix explains.
Publicly available quality metrics can adversely impact hospitals and physicians, says Jeffrey Smith, senior vice president and healthcare leader at Lockton.
As the impact of the Affordable Care Act ripples through US healthcare, HRMR asks Kimarie Stratos, who oversees legal, risk and privacy for the US’ third largest public hospital system, how her system’s approach to risk has changed.
New HHS figures have shown that hospital-acquired conditions fell by 1.3 million in 2010 to 2013. What has driven these improvements and what more needs to be done? HRMR investigates.
In early February US health insurer Anthem announced that it has been the victim of a huge hacking attack, with possibly millions of people’s personal information compromised. What lessons can healthcare risk managers take from this breach? HRMR investigates.
How will healthcare risk management develop in 2015 and which key initiatives are driving it forward? David Allison, president of Oregon Society for Healthcare Risk Management, gave HRMR a view from the coalface.
For Ann Lambrecht, clinical risk management consultant for Coverys, risk management is about learning, evolving and providing creative solutions. She spoke to HRMR about the hot issues facing her clients today.
May a healthcare professional say no to treating Ebola? It’s a thorny issue that has preoccupied many healthcare professionals in recent months. Daniel Meier, an associate with law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, gives his professional opinion.