Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (the Center) team up to encourage consistent, effective healthcare. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions will offer preferential underwriting treatment to hospitals and healthcare organizations that use high reliability tools, like the ones created by the Center. This is the first collaboration between the Center and a healthcare liability insurer.
"Performance improvement tools can help make healthcare a high reliability industry," states Mike Midgley, Vice President, Healthcare Risk Engineering, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "We applaud insureds who use applications like the Center's Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) and Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment and Resource Library. These tools, which enable healthcare providers to determine how near they are to zero patient harm, could help insureds receive a premium credit."
"For over 60 years, the Joint Commission has worked to improve the quality of healthcare," states Dr. Erin DuPree, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. "By teaming up with the Center, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is raising awareness about the ways our tools can help eliminate patient harm, first and foremost. This can result in decreased financial and reputation risk to providers. The support of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions encourages hospitals and healthcare organizations to deliver more effective care, bringing us closer to our goal of zero patient harm."
On May 9, 2016, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and the Joint Commission Center will hold a CE-accredited webinar. Topics include high reliability and strategies for reducing patient falls. The webinar is the first of several planned educational activities.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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).Learn more