The recent deadly fungal meningitis outbreaks in the US, which were linked to steroid injections from one supplier, present an interesting dichotomy between the practice of products liability and medical malpractice.
Next week, from June 17-21, Healthcare Risk Management Week 2013 will take place. The week aims to raise awareness about the importance of risk management and safety within healthcare environments.
Large-scale financial cybercrime and state-affiliated espionage dominated the cyber security landscape in 2012, according to a new report on data breaches, which warned that healthcare facilities should be especially vigilant around any form of data that contains financial information.
Risk managers should be involved in the process of procuring IT systems and can learn a lot by visiting other hospitals and seeing different systems in action.
A new report claims hospitals put both their patients and reputations at risk by ignoring social media.
The Hanover Insurance Group has expanded its healthcare industry offering, providing solutions for rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry, including allied healthcare centers and home healthcare and medical equipment.
Many healthcare staff are denied the basic precondition of a workplace that protects their physical and psychological safety, according to a new report.
Ten new partner applications built on the Box software platform have been launched to address industry-specific information challenges including clinical documentation and interoperability.
It is increasingly important for risk managers to ensure their organizations address the specific issues relating to the care of bariatric patients.
One of the biggest challenges now facing healthcare providers seeking to qualify for the HITECH act’s meaningful use incentives is the issue of allowing patients access to their electronic medical records (EMRs).