Risk Management 1702 - Healthcare Risk Management - Feb 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
Jonathan D. Rubin, Esq.
Partner
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan
New York, NY

Stacey L. Schwimmer, Esq.
Associate
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan
New York, NY

Leanora Di Uglio, CPHRM, CPHQ
Corporate Director
Clinical Risk Management
Health Quest Systems
LaGrangeville, NY

Subjects:

  • Leapfrog safety scores spur debate: How reliable are they?
  • Safety scores based on 26 measures
  • Leapfrog responds strongly to AHA accusations
  • Culture change and'˜red zone' improve patient safety
  • "˜Red zones' help deter distractions, improve safety
  • Workers' comp claim frequency expected to drop
  • Patient handling is top workers' comp concern
  • Avoiding bad hires requires healthcare insight, auditing
  • Employers want criminal background checks
  • Health workers still reluctant to report unsafe acts
  • Nurses speak up when they feel safe, study says
  • Staffers often dismissed when they voice safety concerns
  • TJC publishes patient and worker safety monograph
  • E-health records prompt safety focus
  • Groups to help patients with safety

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 Jonathan D. Rubin, Stacey L. Schwimmer, Esq., and Leanora Di Uglio, CPHRM, CPHQ 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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