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June 22, 2017
Robin Maley, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Embracing change: From volume-based to value-based healthcare

Sedgwick supports Healthcare Risk Management Week June 19-23 Sedgwick’s healthcare risk management team works alongside healthcare risk managers to reduce risks and improve safety by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care…

June 22, 2017 by Robin Maley, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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March 05, 2016
John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
Engaging physicians in quality and safety initiatives

As healthcare delivery in the U.S. undergoes profound change from volume-based to value-based, patient-centered and more transparent care, there is increasing emphasis on quality and safety. In moving toward a culture of safety, leaders and policym…

March 05, 2016 by John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
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January 19, 2016
David North
President and CEO
Sedgwick forecasts 16 industry trends to watch in 2016

As we move into the new year, I am excited about all the great things I believe will happen in our industry. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do at Sedgwick – from ensuring injured and ill workers have access to the right heal…

January 19, 2016 by David North, President and CEO
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September 10, 2015
Ann D. Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
5 basic principles of risk management

The core principles that drive decision-making for prioritizing and mitigating risk are likely embedded deep in most risk managers’ brains, but as with many other bits of knowledge a review of the basics can be both reinforcing and refreshing. Our …

September 10, 2015 by Ann D. Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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June 20, 2015
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
Safe staffing: Best practices for healthcare facilities

During hospital and healthcare facility risk assessments around the country, we often hear nurses’ feedback about staffing challenges and heavy workloads. Is this perception or is it a reality that nurse staffing levels are impacting safety? News …

June 20, 2015 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
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May 21, 2015
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Managing drug samples in physician offices

Managing drug samples in a physician’s office or ambulatory care clinic requires a system of checks and balances to help prevent medication errors and adverse drug events, establish a tracking system for alerts and recalls to comply with federal la…

May 21, 2015 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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March 12, 2015
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Successful healthcare consolidation requires consolidating culture

Consolidation of hospitals and health systems may have hit an all-time high as health reform and market forces continue to drive mergers and acquisitions. It is important for healthcare organizations to address the cultures that exist in different …

March 12, 2015 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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February 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Zohydro ER gets FDA approval…but will it really help prevent abuse?

On January 30, 2015 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a reformulated version of Zohydro ER (a long-acting, single-entity hydrocodone product) that is designed to possess abuse-deterrent properties. When the FDA originally approve…

February 26, 2015 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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November 07, 2014
Cynthia D. Bullard, Senior Professional Liability Claims Specialist
Patient evaluation in the Emergency Department: Are we missing out?

Emergency Department (ED) staff members have all felt the anxiety of a potential missed diagnosis. For those who have actually witnessed a missed chance, it is not hard to understand how agonizing it would be to realize the missing piece of informa…

November 07, 2014 by Cynthia D. Bullard, Senior Professional Liability Claims Specialist
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October 09, 2014
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Managing Ebola outbreak risk: 6 steps to take now

I write this reflecting on the flurry of news around recent Ebola activity. There isn’t one of us in the healthcare risk management profession who wants our organization to be the subject of unfavorable news headlines, and it’s important to take le…

October 09, 2014 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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May 15, 2014
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Copy and paste: Time saver or trouble?

Reprinted from Sedgwick's Professional Liability Risk Resource newsletter, second edition 2014 As the Meaningful Use incentive program forges ahead, the tide has shifted for electronic health record (EHR) adoption in both acute care and outpatient s…

May 15, 2014 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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February 20, 2014
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
ERM in healthcare: Implementing second curve strategies

Healthcare is undergoing dramatic change. The operating environment for hospitals is rapidly shifting from a volume-based delivery model to a value-based one. A road map for hospitals to transform from the fee-for-service first curve to the pay-for…

February 20, 2014 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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October 24, 2013
Barbara Youngberg, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Specialist
Managing the risks of ACOs

In any given week, a health care risk manager can find themselves involved in something new – investigating a patient injury, preparing a statement for a liability claim, educating staff on safety, assisting in designing risk transfer or financing …

October 24, 2013 by Barbara Youngberg, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Specialist
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September 17, 2013
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
TeamSTEPPS: Taking patient safety to the next level

TeamSTEPPS, or Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, is an evidence-based teamwork system to improve communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. Its primary goal is to create a program for healt…

September 17, 2013 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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