Risk Management 1211 - Healthcare Risk Management - Nov 01, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for health care risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the health care setting.


AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.


Greg Freeman

Blake Delaney, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL

Jon T. Gatto, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL

Editorial Group Head

Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Karen Young
AHC Media

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA
Vice President
Healthcare Risk Consultant
Marsh Risk and Insurance Services
Los Angeles


  • Hospital agrees to pay $89 million in False Claims Act settlement
  • Widow, doctor blew whistle on SIUH
  • Disruptive doctors must know they can get help
  • Manage time with tips that some swear by
  • Safety team cuts birth trauma rates 93%
  • 'Never events' tied to one of six med-mal claims
  • Mishandling of fatal lung infection leads to $1.29M settlement in New York
  • Threat modeling to protect patient information
  • HHS fines health system for breach of privacy
  • HHS guidance emphasizes what can be divulged
  • Privacy hindered by not-so-private hospital rooms
  • HHS lacking in approach to health info privacy
  • New rule would update rules for etransmissions


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management 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 Russ Underwood, Managing Editor Karen Young, Nurse Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA, and Legal Review & Commentary's authors Blake Delaney and Jon T. Gatto 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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