Risk Management 1603 - Healthcare Risk Management - Mar 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

Guest Columnist
Radha V. Bachman

Subjects:

  • Patient info on Facebook traced to temp staff, raises questions
  • Hospital requires agencies to comply
  • Activity monitoring can spot privacy breaches
  • New guidance from ECRI on social media, healthcare
  • HIPAA breaches up 32%, half from missing devices
  • Impact of data breach averages $2.2 million
  • Video made in-house to educate staff on falls
  • Hospital identifies topics for falls video
  • Humor helps get the message across
  • 'Distracted doctoring' recognized as hazard
  • Heart surgeons use cell phones in surgery
  • Most hospital errors unreported, HHS says
  • Hospitals rely on reporting systems
  • Claims frequency, severity on the rise

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. Radha V. Bachman, guest columnist, has no relationships to disclose.

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