Using Healthcare Risk Management Technology to Improve Patient Safety
By Origami Risk “Studies to determine the incidence of errors leading to injuries and deaths in hospitals began in the early 1970s,” write Michael J. Saks and Stephan Landsman — authors of Closing Death’s Door: Legal Innovations to End the Epidemic of Healthcare Harm — in a STAT article that examines the use of system … Continued
PSQH: The Podcast Episode 45 – Healthcare Predictions for 2022
On episode 45 of PSQH: The Podcast, Pete Reilly of Hub International talks about what healthcare organizations can expect in 2022.
Health Care Risk Management Week Resources From PSQH
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.
PSQH Quick Poll: Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Risk Management
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 81 respondents.
We Need Your Input on Risk Management
PSQH invites you to participate in a brief survey that examines healthcare risk management.
Hospitals Must Prepare as Security and Privacy Concerns Increase in 2021
Tim Tindle, chief information officer and chief information security officer for the clinical communications company Spok, talks about the changed landscape for healthcare security and privacy in 2021.
Civil Unrest While Managing a Pandemic: Lessons Learned in Minnesota
Two hospital incident command structures (HICS) operated simultaneously—one to manage COVID-19 and the other managed the civil unrest response. Depth in each HICS position developed during the COVID response facilitated the transition of team members to the new HICS.
Risk Management and the Transgender Hospital Admission
These issues challenge healthcare providers and risk managers because not addressing them can result in a distrust of the medical team, a reluctance to disclose critical healthcare concerns out of fear of retaliation or embarrassment, and a greater risk of patient dissatisfaction and litigation.
Medical Malpractice Rate Dropped Over 10-Year Period
When looking at the number of defendants per 100 physicians, the steepest decline was in OB-GYN claims with a 44% drop over 10 years. The drop is possibly attributable to focused safety efforts in labor & delivery over the last 15 years, but more research is needed.
Hospitals Need to Brace for Upward Trend in Malpractice Claims
Over the past two decades, the medical professional liability insurance marketplace has been hardening in response to higher paid claims. The evolving market is putting upward pressure on premiums and downward pressure on insurance industry capacity.