As part of Health Risk Management Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how healthcare organizations are dealing with managing risks. The Quick Poll had a total of 127 respondents. Thanks to our sponsors Origami Risk and Riskonnect.
On episode 79 of PSQH: The Podcast, Susan Montminy, risk management director at Coverys, talks about how to reduce medication safety risks and improve patient safety.
Modernizing healthcare applications and infrastructure has highlighted how challenging it is to safeguard those same elements, and we’re seeing the aftereffects in the results of data breaches.
Most lawsuits for medical liability claims do not result in the finding of a medical error, according to the AMA. From 2016 to 2018, 65% of claims were dropped, dismissed, or withdrawn; and for the 6% of claims decided by a trial verdict, 89% were won by the defendant.
In recent years, cyberattacks have strained IT departments and shown the vulnerability of electronic health record (EHR) systems that store patient information. Over 85% of global healthcare organizations have endured operational outages due to a direct ransomware attack.
Water damage presents unique challenges for the healthcare industry, and reducing or preventing this damage delivers tremendous value to patients and healthcare providers. Water damage repairs can force patients to reschedule their appointments or even to find new doctors.
This is a common story for many patients who are either admitted to the hospital or have their hospital stay extended due to a preventable event. A proven solution is to use either in-person sitters or telesitter technology to provide 24-hour observation of patients at risk for harm events such as falls, wandering, elopements, or pulling out IV tubes.
The results of a two-year study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MLI, published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, found a 43% reduction in resident falls at long-term care facilities that installed a tunable LED lighting system compared to control facilities that maintained standard lighting.
As Health Care Risk Management Week wraps up, we want to call attention to the important work done by professionals as they identify potential risks and respond to adverse outcomes. Thanks to our partner Origami Risk this week for their support.
As part of Healthcare Risk Management Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how healthcare organizations are dealing with managing risks. The Quick Poll had a total of 120 respondents.