Risk Management 2014-06 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jun 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.

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 Listing:

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

Subjects:

  • Risk managers as whistleblowers: Is it ever the right path to take?
  • Risk manager blows whistle on hospital, alleges Medicare fraud
  • Risk manager claims top execs endorsed Medicare fraud
  • No choice but to report fraud, then resign
  • Monetary reward can cloud ethical decisions
  • Whistleblowing signals failure of the system
  • EMTALA deficiencies rise, but why?
  • States say EMTALA doesn’t stop with admission
  • Patient sitters found effective in reducing falls
  • Six elements key to patient sitter program
  • Sitter inattention still can let falls happen
  • ACA might raise cost of med mal insurance
  • Health IT, drug shortages lead Top 10 safety concerns
  • All Children’s Health System to pay $7M for Stark violations
  • Congressmen aim to reduce med mal abuse
  • Series of cyber attacks hit Boston Children’s Hospital
  • New York State leads in med mal payouts
  • Improper medication during outpatient surgery causes brain injury and $5.1 million verdict
  • Fire during surgery on vocal cords results in $30 million for the injured patient

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.

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