The High Cost of Overlooking Workplace Safety

Although implementing workplace violence prevention programs can be expensive, recognizing that these changes can be profitable—and maybe even less costly—can help overcome existing mindsets to find a plan that works.

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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.

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ECRI Institute, ISMP to Combine Efforts

The transaction, which is expected to close on January 2, will see ISMP become a subsidiary of ECRI Institute. Both are nonprofit organizations that promote patient safety by highlighting adverse effects, near misses, and unsafe conditions in various healthcare settings.

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“Alexa, What’s Wrong With Me?”

Chatbot uptake is rising rapidly. It is one of the fastest-growing segments in healthcare, with the market expected to be worth more than $314 million by 2023. As chatbots gain broader acceptance, the initial distrust surrounding them has ebbed.

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Communication Determines Patient Safety

Partnerships with the patient start with cooperation and commitment, where the health professional must be close to the patient to act as a true “observer.” Observation allows the clinician to assess the patient’s needs and “essence,” enabling the relationship to grow and promoting favorable health outcomes.

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New Survey Casts Doubt on Severity of Physician Shortage

The new survey report, which is based on data collected from 2,000 patients and 750 physicians, says the AAMC’s physician shortage estimate could be overstated. In particular, the survey report found that only 19% of patients struggled to have a new visit with a generalist and only 15% struggled to set a new visit with a specialist.

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