Willis North America has appointed Brian Murphy and Hiromoto Ushiki as North American Practice co-leaders of the Japan Global Practice Group. They together assume the position previously held by Junji Hamada who retired in April 2013.
As pharmaceutical companies introduce more high-cost medications for larger populations, employers, health plans and others are challenged to control the significant increase in spending and increased medical safety concerns, according to a report from prescription manager Express Scripts.
ACE USA, the US-based retail operations of the ACE Group, has introduced a new Contractors Pollution Liability (CPL) Owner-Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) for the healthcare industry.
Thorough documentation, including detailed reasoning to support diagnoses, tests, treatments, and follow-ups, is vital for managing risk in the emergency department (ED).
Risk managers need to closely examine what happens to data handled by their organization and its business associates in order to ensure compliance with the HIPAA omnibus final rule.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that healthcare facilities take steps to assure safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyber attacks, which could be initiated by the introduction of malware into the medical equipment or unauthorized access to configuration settings in medical devices and hospital networks.
A new resource from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gives hospitals four evidence-based strategies to engage patients and families in their care.