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A tolerance of violence must end

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

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.

Skilled nursing facilities fall below standards

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

Many skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are failing to develop care plans that meet requirements or are not providing services in accordance with care plans, according to a new report.

Preparation vital to cut HIT safety events

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

Careful preparation and implementation followed by continuous improvement and monitoring are vital in order to mitigate the risk of unintended consequences relating to Health Information Technology (HIT), according to a new report.

Conifer launches new healthcare services

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

In order to better support healthcare reform and the evolution to value-based care, Conifer Health Solutions, a provider of healthcare business process management services, will now offer clinical integration, population health management and financial risk management services to all healthcare stakeholders.

New tool helps with HIPAA compliance

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

A new risk assessment tool will help healthcare business associates and subcontractors address the issue of HIPAA final rule compliance.

Associates need vetting for PHI compliance

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

The HIPAA/HITECH final omnibus rule may make business associates responsible for ensuring the security of protected health information (PHI) but it does not let covered entities off the hook as regards ultimate responsibility for that data.

Good customer service prevents abuse

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

A focus on customer service can lead to a big drop in customer complaints and may prevent problems from escalating to a point where patients or their families are abusive to staff.

New guidance will counter cyber attacks

US22-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

New guidance has been released to help healthcare organizations assess the state of their cyber security preparedness.

Infrared thermography can reduce cuts fire hazards

US22-07-2013Risk Management News

In order to minimize the risk of electrical fires in hospitals, even new equipment needs to be examined for faults. A highly efficient way to do this is with infrared thermography, says Adria Corbett, a Machinery Risk Specialist for Chubb.

Risk managers must revisit med mal insurance

US22-07-2013Insurance News, Risk Management News

When buying medical malpractice coverage, risk managers need to take care to ensure that the breadth of the contract is right for the organization; the structure of the program optimizes risk retention and risk transfer levels, and the cost of the program reflects the value of the insurance purchased.

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