Risk Management 1604 - Healthcare Risk Management - Apr 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.


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

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


  • Pros and cons of a captive: Should you do it yourself?
  • When is a captive right for you?
  • Retention levels, aggregate levels key
  • Most captives formed offshore
  • Many provider benefits are in the cloud
  • Monthly reports, audits improve security of cloud
  • Whistleblower lawsuits are a growing risk
  • SEC encouraging more whistleblowing
  • Trouble: Risk manager becomes whistleblower
  • Investors: Hospital group hid whistleblower suit
  • Nearly $4.1 billion recovered in health fraud
  • TJC: Worker fatigue can threaten safety
  • Alcohol abuse called problem for surgeons


  • 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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