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  • Episode 18: Signing Your Rights Away

    17 April 2019

    Expenses to US healthcare organizations and providers can become exorbitant due to the cost of medical malpractice. Arbitration agreements, which are incorporated into the admission process in many healthcare organizations, can reduce this burden by decreasing the number of jury trials and legal defense costs, promoting timely resolutions, eliminating the concern of unpredictable jury verdicts and damage awards, and maintaining disputants’ privacy. If a dispute proceeds to litigation it is beneficial to have a case heard in a reasonable venue, and a choice of forum agreement is valuable to incorporate in the admissions process.

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  • Episode 17: Risk Management Considerations with Ridesharing Services in the Healthcare Industry

    26 February 2019

    Each year, approximately 4 million patients miss out on healthcare due to lack of available transportation. Based upon no-show rates for appointments and the volume of visits per year, the cost to the US healthcare system could be as much as $150 billion. During a one-year period pilot of utilization of Lyft for non-emergency patient transport there was a 27% reduction in no-show rates and 297% return on investment. Facilities such as MedStar Health and SCL Health have partnered with ridesharing companies to reduce ambulatory “no-shows" and deliver complimentary, convenient and reliable non-emergency transportation services for patients facing transportation barriers. The panel will discuss emerging trends with healthcare organizations' partnering with transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, the benefits and exposures these companies create for healthcare providers and how the industry can mitigate those risks as utilization increases.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 16 - Medical Negligence: When does a provider have a duty to care?

    14 November 2018

    To succeed with a medical malpractice case a plaintiff must provide evidence of negligence through establishing four elements: duty, breach, injury and damages. When the provider and a patient establish a professional relationship, the provider has a responsibility to provide a reasonable treatment plan. This is the element of duty. Our expert legal panel will analyze the provider-patient relationship and discuss relevant medical malpractice cases examining the duty to provide care.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 15 - Improving Child Physical Abuse Recognition

    14 August 2018

    Our panel will present an overview of the current problems and the epidemiology of child abuse including hospital-based estimates and medical care involvement. We will describe decision aids and triggers to improve the quality of care in the emergency department. The panel will also explore enhancements in primary care involvement in child abuse care with Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO).

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 14 - Obstetrics Risk Management - High Reliability & High Stakes

    22 May 2018

    By the age of 65, it is estimated that 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% in high-risk specialties will have experienced a lawsuit. OB/GYNS are among the most likely to be sued among all physicians. Keeping pace with obstetrics patient safety science and risk mitigation strategies is challenging yet essential for promoting the best clinical outcomes.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 13 - Identification and Reduction of Imminent Suicide Risk in Healthcare

    30 January 2018

    Patient suicide is a significant problem for healthcare organizations. Inpatient suicides are devastating for friends and family of the individual, and can be traumatic for both healthcare providers and other patients in the vicinity of the incident. This webinar discussed the history of the 2016 Joint Commission mandate for universal suicide risk screening, as well as current directions related to the recommendation.

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  • Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings – A Global Concern

    06 December 2017

    The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 12 - Sexual Abuse in Healthcare

    14 November 2017

    Sexual abuse in healthcare is more common than you might think, and healthcare professionals are in a particularly powerful position when treating patients. This presentation explored the prevalence of sexual abuse committed by healthcare and allied professionals, and the potential liability faced by the facilities that employ such professionals.

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  • Auto-telematics 101

    10 October 2017

    We're living in an age of connectivity where new technology is constantly evolving to help bring us closer together. So it should come as no surprise that technology is revolutionising how we interact with our cars – and our insurers.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 11 – The Highs and Lows of Medical Marijuana Use

    22 August 2017

    Medical Marijuana continues to be a controversial topic in the healthcare industry, with experts and research falling on both sides of the aisle. In this session we will explore the risk management issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana by both patients and staff. We will provide an overview of the therapeutic effects of medical marijuana, current uses, legal issues at the state and federal levels, and suggested risk management strategies for healthcare providers.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 10 – Compliance with HIPAA: Unique Challenges for Long Term Facilities

    24 May 2017

    Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule can pose unique challenges in the Long Term Care setting. Establishing and maintaining an effective program can be overwhelming as leadership team members make decisions on how to best utilize internal resources. This webinar serves to provide guidance and recommended practices for maintaining a HIPAA Compliance Program as well as recommended strategies specific to the Long Term Care environment.

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  • Healthcare Risk Management Update: Episode 9 – Wrong-Site. Wrong-Patient. Wrong-Procedure.

    25 January 2017

    Serious safety events in the department of surgery are among the most severe errors that continue to endure in the healthcare industry. Wrong-site, wrong-patient and wrong-procedure errors continue to be the most prevalent sentinel event reported to the Joint Commission.

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