Risk Management 2014-05 - Healthcare Risk Management - May 01, 2014

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.


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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

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Faculty Listing:

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


  • Health system sued by doctor who was fired for Facebook post
  • Buttocks photo, patient initials lead to doctor’s dismissal
  • CMO’s statement could complicate hospital’s defense
  • State laws can affect your whistleblower response
  • Dig into social media as defense to dismissal lawsuits
  • Huddles getting popular, but use them correctly
  • Interventions reduce serious events 83% at one hospital
  • Stanford, contractor to pay $4.1 million over privacy
  • HHS releases security risk assessment tool
  • HHS final CLIA rule allows reports to patients
  • Consumer Reports ranks safest hospitals
  • CDC wants every hospital to use an antibiotic checklist, improve safety
  • Going too far with HIPAA compliance threatens care provided to patients
  • Policies should address difficult HIPAA scenarios
  • Tactical approach takes advantage of confusion
  • Report finds HIPAA hindering data usage
  • HHS considering change for background checks
  • Health system uncovers inside data breach
  • HHS to survey 1,200 — Audits might follow
  • First ever settlement with local government
  • Failure to diagnose premature labor leads to impairments for infant, $42 million verdict
  • Misdiagnosis of flu instead of pneumonia results in death for 10-year-old girl


  • 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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