Risk Management 1301 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jan 01, 2009

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.


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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.

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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

Guest Columnist
Joseph Grenny
Consultant, VitalSmarts

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


  • Looking back: Much has changed, but goals and basic strategies hold steady
  • Wyeth case could affect provider liability
  • Ruling against Wyeth could undermine FDA
  • Use social influence to fight disruptive behavior
  • Defensive medicine carries hefty price tag, study finds
  • Health system cuts med errors by 29%
  • Hospital fails to discover woman's brain tumor: $11.2 million settlement
  • Risk management still offers great opportunities
  • Incomes continue rise seen in past years


  • 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.Guest Columnist Joseph Grenny is co-founder of VitalSmarts.

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