Risk Management and Patient Safety


Recent Articles

Jan 15, 2019
Maternal Injury and Death Closed Claims Study
By Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, Vice President, Department of Patient Safety
Each year, 700 women die from complications related to childbirth in the U.S. This analysis of closed malpractice claims involving maternal injury and death identifies potential sources of patient injury and provides tools for enhancing safety in ob/gyn.

Jan 10, 2019
Exploring Opioid-Free Therapies
To help stem the rise in opioid abuse and addiction, many practices are exploring alternatives to opioids for pain management. We want to hear from you on this important issue.

Dec 28, 2018
Curbside Consultations: Patient Safety and Legal Risks
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, and Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II
Physicians should be aware of the potential liability of informal "curbside" consultations, especially if expectations between the physicians are not clearly communicated.

Dec 21, 2018
Integrating Physician Practices into a Hospital-Based Risk Management Program
Amy Wasdin, RN, MBA, Patient Safety Risk Manager II
Overseeing risk management programs for acquired physician practices can be a daunting prospect for even the most seasoned hospital risk manager. This article provides tips for risk managers to identify and assess liability in an office setting.

Dec 20, 2018
Reduce Risks in Patient Handoffs: Signing Off and Signing Out
Ann S. Lofsky, MD (1956–2008), Governor Emeritus, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
Whether signing out to a colleague for the weekend or permanently closing a practice, handing off responsibility for patient care can create liability risks for the physician.

Dec 18, 2018
Strategies to Reduce Overprescribing Opioids
What is your medical practice doing about the issue of overprescription of opioids? Answer our poll.

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