Risk Management 1701 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jan 01, 2013

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 60-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

Co-Authors
Elizabeth V. Janovic, Esq.
Associate
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan
New York, NY

Carol Gulinello, RN, MS, CPHRM Vice President
Risk Management & Professional Practice Evaluations
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Jonathan D. Rubin, Esq.
Partner
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan
New York, NY

Subjects:

  • Hospital prevails in nurse's lawsuit claiming pay for meal breaks
  • Establish procedures, audit your payment processes
  • Does your crisis communications plan need updating?
  • Be transparent when talking about a crisis
  • Johns Hopkins reports that it has reduced bedside alarms up to 74% in some units
  • Baseline assessment was key to reducing alarms
  • Analyzing alarm data was no easy task
  • Lessons learned from Johns Hopkins' alarm reductions
  • Health system to pay $9.3 million for alleged False Claims Act, Stark violations
  • Study finds rising med mal payments
  • Doctors don't disclose conflicts of interest on social media
  • "˜Wait for Labor' campaign discourages induction
  • Pennsylvania hospitals implement wrong-site best practices

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, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault Co-Authors Elizabeth Janovic, Carol Gulinello, and Jonathan D. Rubin 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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