Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 11) - Nov. 1, 2015

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Release date: November 2015

Valid through: November 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.


  • Crack down on OR antics as public, plaintiffs’ bar learn of poor behavior
  • Heads roll after OR team members invite others to laugh at patient
  • Treat diagnosis errors as systemic, not individual human mistakes
  • IOM cites 8 goals for reducing diagnosis errors
  • EHR gag clauses could hamper evaluation and patient safety at healthcare facilities
  • Health system is thought to be first to provide universal suicide screenings
  • Hospital cited for exposing staff to patient violence
  • Adventist to pay $115M to settle fraud claims
  • NIST guide aims to make EHRs safer
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert: Healthcare providers must closely examine cloud-based storage and document-sharing services
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert: Do this immediately when you learn of a violation
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert: Healthcare by far top target for cyberattacks
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Hospital loses $21.5 million claim against veteran suffering from locked-in syndrome
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Hospital is held liable for nearly $2.8 million for misplaced tracheostomy


  • 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


  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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

Credit Designation


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.


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


Greg Freeman


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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