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Healthcare News: June 26, 2017

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.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

PEP Talk - Active Shooter

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.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

School Talk - Active Shooter

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.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

First Quarter 2017 Real Estate and Hospitality Market Update

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.

Tag(s): Real Estate & Hospitality; Hospitality; Real Estate;

Healthcare News: June 1, 2017

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.

Tag(s): Healthcare;