Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 11) - November 1, 2016

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Release date: November 2016

Valid through: November 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.

Subjects

  • Opioid epidemic brings patient safety risks
  • Legal risks from addicts in hospitals
  • Facilities eliminate fall alarms
  • The Joint Commission offers new fall prevention tips
  • Kaiser accused of skimping on drugs for higher turnover
  • Tenet to pay $513 million to settle fraud case
  • Physician theft charges dropped in videotape case
  • The Joint Commission updates notification policy
  • GAO calls for more HIPAA oversight
  • VA OIG reports on HIPAA Violation
  • Internists sued more often for injuries
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Doctor’s jury verdict affirmed in planted gun case; botched gallbladder surgery yields $900,000 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 Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Senior Accreditations Officer: 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, Senior Accreditations Officer Lee Landenberger, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault 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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