Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 6) - June 1, 2015

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Release date: June 2015

Valid through: June 2017

Target Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the healthcare setting.


  • Legal Review and Commentary: Ignored symptoms of a pending stroke results in $6.3 million award for stroke victim
  • Legal Review and Commentary: Jury gives $5.7 million verdict for failure to diagnose liver cancer
  • EHRs emerging as leading threat to patient safety, but little oversight
  • TJC, medical societies warn of EHR safety issues
  • EHRs threaten safety in numerous ways
  • Doctor’s experience with faulty EHR drives his passion for patient safety
  • Office of Inspector General tells healthcare boards to listen to their risk managers
  • Halifax settlement still yielding lessons on Stark
  • Whistleblower leads to $85 million settlement
  • Wrong dose results in record CO med mal verdict
  • Wet floor isn’t malpractice — time limit doesn’t apply
  • ED doctors most at risk for diagnosis-related claims
  • Patient safety improving, but still could be better
  • Sentinel events tied to cognitive failures in 2014


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management;
  • Explain the impact of risk management issues on patients, physicians, nurses, legal counsel, and management;
  • Identify solutions to risk management problems in healthcare for hospital personnel to use in overcoming the challenges they encounter in daily practice

Credit Available


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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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


Greg Freeman


AHC Media Executive Editor: Joy Daughtery Dickinson

Director of Continuing Education and Editorial: Lee Landenberger

Nurse Planner: Maureen Archambault

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, and Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola, Jamie Terrence, David Vassalli, and Tim Laquer report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study.

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