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January 07, 2016
Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
Preventing workplace assaults in healthcare

OSHA offers suggestions for preventing workplace assaults in healthcare settings. (image courtesy of OSHA.gov) Despite several unfortunate and tragic instances in the news recently, workplace violence rates as a whole have been declining. Accordin…

January 07, 2016 by Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
October 22, 2015
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Enterprise risk management: Breaking down barriers for real-life application

Healthcare risk managers have the opportunity to engage leaders from across their organizations to think more broadly about maximizing value protection and managing risk that comes with uncertainty through the application of an enterprise risk mana…

October 22, 2015 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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
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
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
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
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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