May 14, 2018 Improving Medical Office Communication and Safety David O. Hester, FASHRM, CPHRM, Director, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Develop procedures for your staff to help reduce communication errors with hospitals, labs, and other physicians, as well as communications within the office.
Feb 12, 2018 Safe Handling of Medical Gas Cylinders Ernest E. Allen, ARM, CHFM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company.
These recommendations can help healthcare facilities handle compressed medical gas cylinders safely and stay in compliance with standards.
Jan 12, 2018 Medical Gas System Safety Ernest E. Allen, CSP, CHFM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company.
Patient injuries and deaths have occurred as a result of incidents involving medical gas systems.
Oct 24, 2017 Give Your Patient Safety Culture a Check Up Using Assessment Survey Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Healthcare managers are making concerted efforts to cultivate a pervasive culture of patient safety. Creating a patient safety culture shifts the focus away from the blame game that punishes individuals for failures—which can increase liability over the long term—toward creating policies and procedures that cultivate an environment of openness and foster patient safety.
Aug 15, 2017 Objective Review of Potential Risks in a Medical Practice Can Be Beneficial Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner, Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner of Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners discusses his experience with an assessment service offered by The Doctors Company which provided his practice with a comprehensive checkup of key areas and customized action plan.
Jun 25, 2014 Rising Number of Infectious Disease Cases Creates Patient Safety Issues Debbie Hill, RN, MBA, LHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Infectious diseases and their inherent liability risks are becoming more common. This article highlights ways physicians can increase patient safety and reduce liability risks when outbreaks occur.
Dec 21, 2010 Fire Safety in the Surgical Suite Susan K. Palmer, MD, Oregon Anesthesiology Group, and Ernest E. Allen, Account Executive, Patient Safety Department, The Doctors Company.
Besides conducting annual fire drills that include what to do if a fire occurs on a patient, it is also wise to review fire risks in high-risk procedures prior to the start of the surgical procedure.
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