Risk Management 1601 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jan 01, 2012

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.

Accreditation:

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.

Faculty

Author
Greg Freeman

Executive Editor
Joy Daughtery Dickinson

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

Subjects:

  • Whistleblowers and privacy rights: How to manage the overlap
  • Beware of staff probing on their own
  • Federal, state laws protect whistleblowers
  • Hospital sues ex-worker who instigated probe
  • Be quick, proactive to avoid whistleblowing
  • Doctor claims firing for poor EMR use
  • Hospital says more than EMR in dispute
  • EMR requires patience, relaxed workload at first
  • EMRs could increase malpractice risk
  • Poorly designed records said to threaten safety
  • Monitor EMRs for effect on safety
  • Patient, nurse injuries linked, approach similarly
  • Group: TX health system worse after liability caps

Objectives:

  • 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, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault 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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