Risk Management and Patient Safety

 

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May 13, 2019
Challenges of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Protect Your Patients and Yourself
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
Physicians often care for a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues. To address cultural diversity in healthcare, physicians must understand how each patient’s sociocultural background affects his or her health beliefs and behavior.

Apr 19, 2019
Rising Number of Measles Cases Creates Numerous Patient Safety Issues
Debbie Hill, RN, MBA, LHRM, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager
New cases of measles (rubeola) are once again making national headlines. Physicians should implement effective screening protocols, infection control techniques, and patient education to reduce liability risks and promote patient safety.

Apr 17, 2019
Patient Safety Strategies for Dermatology
Victoria H. Rollins, MHA, CPHRM, Senior Director, Patient Safety Programs
Doctors can reduce potential liability in dermatology by taking risk management steps, such as avoiding verbal prescription orders.

Mar 20, 2019
Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children
The Doctors Company analyzed 1,215 claims filed on behalf of pediatric patients that closed from 2008 through 2017. The study is based on the claims filed against physicians in 52 specialties and subspecialties and includes an overview of the most common types of claims, expert insights into the specific elements that led to patient injury, and risk mitigation strategies.

Mar 13, 2019
Concerns About U.S. Measles Outbreak
A recent poll by The Doctors Company received 9,459 responses to the question: How concerned are you as a healthcare provider about the recent U.S. measles outbreak? Some 43 percent responded that they are very concerned. There are significant reasons for this level of concern.

Feb 27, 2019
Wearable Medical Devices Give Abundant Data—and Risks
Miranda Felde, MHA, CPHRM, Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management
The number of US consumers tracking their health data with wearables has doubled. And that number continues to rise. Wearables bring promise, but also real risks for patient safety and physician liability.

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