Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 10) - Oct. 1, 2015

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Release date: October 2015

Valid through: October 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.

Subjects

  • Surgical ‘black box’ could improve patient safety and reduce risk
  • Black boxes are similar to birth videos and other taped recordings
  • Problem of wrong-site surgery and retained objects won’t go away
  • Communication issues lead to wrong-site errors
  • Surgeons respond well to wrong-site stories
  • Data suggests tort reform decreases patient safety
  • Problem lists can threaten safety, pose liability risks
  • CMS proposes changes to Stark Law on self-referral
  • $750K HIPAA settlement highlights policies for controlling devices
  • Medical and healthcare groups join to reduce diagnosis errors
  • Cost savings reported from remote video monitoring
  • HRM adds free CME
  • Legal Review and Commentary:  Overprescribing opioids leads to more than $718,000 jury verdict
  • Legal Review and Commentary: Failure to disclose doctor’s financial interest in medical product leads to $5.5 million verdict

Objectives

  • 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

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Nurses

  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Greg Freeman

Editors

AHC Media Executive Editor: Joy Daughtery Dickinson

Director of Continuing Education and Editorial: Lee Landenberger

Physician Editor: Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, President, Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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, and David Vassalli report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, physician reviewer, discloses that he is an author and advisory board member for The Sullivan Group and that he is owner, stockholder, presenter, author, and consultant for Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group.

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