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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).

In the latest Healthcare Risk Management Update, Mike Midgley hosts Dr. Daniel Lindberg, Dr. Joanne Wood, Dr. Kathryn Wells and Dr. Desmond Runyan, as they discuss:

  • The merits of objective, protocolized testing for physical abuse
  • Best practices to improve testing for occult abuse
  • Strategies for network engagement and knowledge dissemination

                                        

The webinar has been approved by ASHRM for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) Credit towards the requirements of the ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM renewal. CEs are awarded after the successful completion of an online evaluation form (link provided after the webinar). Attendees must provide their name and email address for CE certificates.

To watch this webinar, please click here. To download the slides, please click here.

HRMU #15: Improving Child Physical Abuse Recognition

Our panel presented an overview of the current problems and the epidemiology of child abuse including hospital-based estimates and medical care involvement.

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

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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Episode 16: Medical Negligence: When does a provider have a duty to care?

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. The panel will provide insight on when a duty typically does not arise as with independent medical exams, employee physicals and workers' compensation exams. We will explore professional liability insurance contract language, terms and conditions to be carefully understood when considering the element of duty.

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Sonar 2018 – a peek into the future?

We're navigating an ever-changing risk landscape. Sharing our knowledge can help create a proactive and preemptive risk management culture.

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