Healthcare risk managers will come under increasing scrutiny from their boards of directors and senior executives this year as the Affordable Care Act sets in motion a period of rapid change, according to the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) new president John Phelps.
Data security and privacy insurance policies, commonly known as cyber policies, look set to rise following the release of the long-awaited HIPAA/HITECH final rule, which lays out strict rules regarding the handling and storage of patients’ protected health information.
Risk managers should involve construction experts early in construction projects in order to adequately assess and mitigate risk.
Healthcare provider organizations should expect all clinical staff to be accountable for reporting potential safety risks, according to the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) in a recent report.
The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has appointed a new president, a new president-elect and two new board members.
A recent Ohio ruling upholding the state law regarding the time limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits is important because such limits, past events could forever adversely affect important medical business operations.
Hospital staff and other healthcare insiders may pose a greater threat to patients’ protected health information than external hackers.
A new electronic health record (HER) format specifically designed for children's health, aims to reduce the risks of inaccuracies and omissions while easing the exchange of data with other organizations.
One of the biggest barriers to patient safety is nurses' fear of retribution if they speak up, according to hospital C-suite executives and risk managers surveyed this year by American International Group (AIG).
Healthcare software developers Caradigm have launched Provisioning version 4.0, a solution designed to help healthcare organizations efficiently manage clinician access to applications and data while supporting their compliance with data privacy regulations.