American Physicians hires risk specialist


The Cooperative of American Physicians has appointed Catherine Miller as risk management and patient safety specialist for CAPAssurance, which provides medical professional liability protection for hospitals, medical facilities, and large physician groups.

In her new position, Miller joins CAP's team of experienced hospital and large medical group risk management experts, and will provide risk management services specifically to hospitals.  Miller will conduct assessments of hospitals and will work directly with hospital risk managers to develop and implement specific programs to bring about a "culture of safety" and to mitigate liability.

Miller was employed with CAP as a risk management and patient safety specialist for four years before leaving in 2006.  Prior to her return, Miller worked as a risk manager and patient safety officer at Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's leading healthcare providers and not-for-profit health plans, where she implemented numerous patient safety and quality improvement measures and developed a team of experts to troubleshoot electronic medical records. While at Kaiser Permanente, she also earned a credential as a Performance Improvement Advisor.

"CAP welcomes the return of Catherine to the company," said CAP chief executive officer James Weidner. "Catherine's previous tenure at CAP, combined with her JD and extensive risk management experience, make her uniquely qualified to develop our CAPAssurance risk management offering, and achieve CAP's goal to help hospitals address and navigate the current issues that they face in today's era of changing healthcare."

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