Hear from Marty Lyons, CFO & Assistant City Manager for the City of Evanston, as he shares how joining a health insurance pool allowed them to standardize plans, introduce new plan options, build reserves and ultimately find a model that better fit their organization.
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In this issue, Target settles another action arising from its 2013 mega-breach; the Supreme Court saves billions for religiously-affiliated health systems; economic damage caps lifted; shielding expert reports from breach-related litigation; and EMTALA and telemedicine in the ED.
Diagnostic errors impact 12 million Americans each year. What are some of the factors which contribute to this patient safety issue and how can the diagnostic process be improved?
This whitepaper explores the techniques used by a two hospital system to leverage their wellbeing program in partnership with admitting physicians to reduce medical costs and improve the health of employees in their community.
Active shooter incidents have become a concern for all in recent years. These incidents occur without warning and quickly progress. Although they cannot always be prevented, entities can take steps to help minimize the impact to their operations and employees. Having a plan in place to respond to an active shooter event is essential as these situations are usually over before law enforcement arrives on the scene.
Active shooter incidents in the United States continue to rise in frequency. A recent study by the FBI of active shooter incidents looked at two 7-year periods, spanning 2000 to 2013. "at study found that between 2000 and 2006, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually, but between 2007 and 2013 that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCS) Regulations Section 392.16 requires that all commercial vehicle drivers be restrained with a “seat belt assemble.” However, the seat belt remains the most important safety device in your vehicle. As a professional driver we thought the information below would be of interest to you.
Professional Liability is becoming more complicated by the day and it’s not just the owners/managers who are concerned, but also many attorneys and generic insurance agents don’t understand the exposures and the options. Given the personal nature of the liability for the owner/manager, we cannot stress enough the importance of working with a specialist.
Understanding the issue: The Threat of Rising Specialty Drug Costs to Student Health Insurance Plans
The term “specialty drug” is used to describe prescription products with sensitive conditions for storage, handling, administration, and monitoring. Most commonly, this category of drug refers to biologics, injectables, or infused therapies (often administered in the patient’s home).
In this issue, SNIF staffing issues; nonprofit hospital finances; arbitration agreements in nursing homes; growing concern (and urgency) about medical device cybersecurity; and the OCR continues to set new records for its settlements.