Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 9) - September 1, 2016

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Release date: September 2016

Valid through: September 2018

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.


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  • Complaint Alleges Effort to Silence Doctor
  • Church Amendment Protects Abortion Views
  • Caution: Patients’ Printed Records May Not Match the Electronic Health Record
  • You Must Respond Carefully When You Are Served With a Subpoena
  • Search Warrants Don’t Mean All Access for Police
  • Doctor Challenges Medical Errors ‘Hysteria’
  • Largest HIPAA Settlement Ever for Advocate
  • Largest Data Breach of 2016 Hits Banner Health
  • ‘Widespread Vulnerabilities’ Bring $2.7M Settlement
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Excessive Prescriptions Result in $17.6M Award In Compensatory and Punitive Damages
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Failure to Recognize Post-surgery Problem Caused Internal Bleeding Yields $4.3M Verdict
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert: HIPAA Risk Analysis Should Be Thorough And Helpful for Hospital’s Compliance
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert: First Settlement with Business Associate Shows Focus of Office for Civil Rights
  • HIPAA Regulatory Alert:  Worker Fired in NFL Player Incident Sues Hospital


  • 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


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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-author Jamie Terrence reports no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola discloses that he represents Currie Medical Specialties in an action against Tenet Healthcare and is in an administrative action against Westside Regional Center.  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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