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The advancement of climate change, ongoing macro-economic variations and the fact that an aging population will be increasingly in need of long-term care options, will call for best-in-class risk management in the nursing home sector.
Though risk to US health care workers remains low, an Ebola outbreak could pose a workers’ comp risk to the industry.
The legacy of Joan Rivers could be a more open, honest discussion about medical outcomes.
Addicted health care professionals are part of the national issue of prescription drug abuse, but the hardest to find and treat.
The Joan Rivers case demonstrates how medical outcomes often defy simple or conclusive explanations.
A look at the latest decisions impacting the industry.
Jeff Driver’s new risk retention group looks like a winner.
Dr. Frank Tomecek is using advanced diagnostics to reduce surgery frequency.
Tim Davidson completely overhauled his company’s return-to-work program.
Settlements of False Claims Act litigation reach into the billions, as the law incentivizes whistleblowers to report suspected company fraud.
Two employee injuries at the same company produce two very different outcomes.
“Compassionate communication” allows critical information to be provided to risk management.
Preventable medical errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the US, only after heart disease and cancer.
Regulators clearly prohibit unencrypted texting of private patient information.
A day-to-day risk management culture requires collaboration at all levels of the organization.
ICD-10 delays increase training costs and frustrations, but implementation will pay off.
The interconnectivity of medical devices could spur catastrophic consequences.
The captive’s health care parent has a long history in alternative risk transfer.
Facing uncertainty, health care needs more conversations about captives.
Health care reforms will change medical professional liability risks.
The impact of tort reform has lessened, and average claims severity is rising rapidly.