In an effort to stem the loss of protected health information (PHI) via business associates, leading healthcare organizations will increasingly require their business associates to participate in the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Assurance Program and submit CSF assessment reports as part of their information protection programs.
Dr Tejal K Gandhi has been elected as the National Patient Safety Foundation’s next president, effective July 1.
Ironshore, the international insurer, has entered the Bermuda healthcare market with the appointment of Susan Pateras.
Healthcare practitioners should be using checklists – a risk management technique that has proved invaluable in high-risk industries such as aviation and nuclear power – more in order to ensure important clinical steps are not missed.
Rates for property & casualty, professional liability and other crucial insurance risks for the healthcare industry are set to increase in the US in 2013, according to Peter Reilly, healthcare practice leader at William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers.
Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, has hired Lynda Benak and Laurie Marcum as senior risk management consultants for member company Washington Casualty Company.
ACE’s Medical Risk Group has entered into a collaboration with Trust Risk Management Services (TRMS) to offer an Admitted Professional and General Liability policy designed to provide insurance protection to a wide variety of individuals and small groups of six or less allied healthcare providers.
The healthcare industry could benefit by adopting safety strategies used in High Reliability Organizations (HROs) but will always be set apart from other high risk industries by the human element involved in healthcare.
There are insufficient federal or state regulations to limit healthcare workers' exposure to chemotherapy drugs, which are designed to be toxic and highly absorbable in order to fight cancers.
In order to reduce cases of abuse against hospital staff there needs to be an end to the culture of tolerance that exists in many hospitals.