Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics midsize employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Every day, our small business specialists are focused on superior customer service and tailored insurance protection for small businesses. Our client-centric approach is designed to make the insurance buying process easy for you so you can focus on what is important; your business! Here are some resources to guide you in your insurance buying process as well as key risk exposures that are facing small businesses today.
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Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics large employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Are advanced practice clinicians such as APNs (advanced practice nurses) and PAs (physician assistants) part of your medical practice?
In a recent Monthly Minute (April 2017), we discussed the importance of good communication as a vital element in the patient-physician relationship, often helping to prevent or mitigate malpractice claims.
These are questions every person working in the Senior Living industry has asked. Staffing has become one of the biggest challenges encountered in the senior housing industry.
Patient satisfaction is an important issue related to risk management. Medical literature suggests that satisfied patients are less likely to sue in the event of a poor outcome.
In this issue, regulatory developments in medical device cybersecurity; plaintiffs make progress with claims following data breaches; how the “failing firm” defense justifies mergers; the profile of thefts by employees; and skilled nursing’s increased ownership by and affiliation with hospitals and their investors.
The world of cyber risk continues to develop and expand since our May 2016 paper on Medical Device Cybersecurity. The threat of ransomware has come to the forefront as demonstrated by global attacks such as Wannacry2 and Petya. These attacks show how hackers have become more sophisticated in their ability to use malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems, hardware and devices, as well as highlighting the vulnerabilities of devices and systems that, through their lack of patching and support, and outdated operating systems, are exposed to hacking, worms, etc., that can affect patient safety, system security and data integrity.
Every Senior Living CEO can speak to the importance of risk management and know it is a vital process that ensures a safe clinical and residential environment. Risk management is an important part in preventing and minimizing clinical risk exposures and residential risk such as medication errors, wound management, falls and wandering.
In our world of ever-changing, electronic communication, we are encouraged to keep our professional and personal lives separate. We are bombarded with instant alternatives to face-to-face interaction and the boundaries are not always clear. In a split-second, private information is sent to Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. The informal nature of social media, along with the instancy of these platforms, has the potential to erode professionalism in medicine.