Risk Management 910 - Healthcare Risk Management - Oct 01, 2005

Target Audience:

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Faculty

Editor
Greg Freeman

Editorial Group Head
Lee Landenberger
American Health Consultants

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM
Corporate Director
Risk Management
Catholic Healthcare West
Pasadena, CA

Subjects:

  • Saying 'I'm sorry' is starting to pay off with reduced lawsuits and legal costs
  • Insurer sees good results from disclosure, apologies
  • Fake JCAHO surveyors and false alarms still a problem
  • Duke opens web site on recent mix-up in surgery
  • PA hospital says results of CPOE reduce drug errors
  • Clinic Intranet encourages doctors to report concerns
  • Best to comply with the spirit of the 250-yard rule

Objectives:

  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk managers in health care
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, doctors, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Identify solutions, including programs used by government agencies and other hospitals, for hospital personnel to use in overcoming risk management challenges they encounter in daily practice

Financial Disclosure:

Author Greg Freeman, Editorial Group Head Lee Landenberger, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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