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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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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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August 12, 2014
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Pediatric safety strategies in the emergency department

Providing safe care to children and avoiding liability is a top concern for most emergency department (ED) providers and facilities. ED use by children under age six is frequent, accounting for more than 30 million encounters and 24 percent of annu…

August 12, 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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