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The changing landscape of veterinarian malpractice

Oh, how things change… I remember, growing up, the family dog slept outside in a dog house. Today, over 62% of our pets share our bed. Our pets are now considered part of the family  and we hold great emotional ties to them. Jump on a plane and you might see a companion pet in the seat next to you. Go shopping at Nordstrom and you might be sharing the aisle with a four-legged friend. This Thanksgiving, you may be making plans to curl up on the couch to watch the annual National Dog

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third edition 2017

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Communication and Resolution Programs: Where are we now?

In recent years, some innovative healthcare leaders and organizations have developed and implemented formal communication and resolution programs (CRPs) that, when combined with advances in patient safety, exemplify fairness and build trust. The intent of CRPs is to lower malpractice costs and maintain patient trust in the healthcare system. One program in particular, implemented by the University of Michigan Health System, is multifaceted and involves not only open communication about adverse

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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, patient safety, risk consulting and other services. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Caring counts.℠ Providers today are transitioning to a value-based world. Financial rewards are no longer reaped based upon the volume o

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Second Edition 2017

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Unit-based champions promote risk management culture

Today, leading-edge organizations systematically share internal control knowledge across their organization, departments and functions to promote best practices and to minimize loss. Healthcare organizations, especially larger systems with multiple hospitals, clinics, freestanding outpatient surgery centers and urgent care units, are leading the way with this new approach using risk champions. “Risk Champions” help to create and maintain a system-wide risk management culture in all of their ac

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, First Edition 2017

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third Edition 2016

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Second Edition 2016

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, First Edition 2016

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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 policymakers have experienced both frustration and success while engaging physicians in this necessary transformation. The purpose of this article is to offer insights and potential success factors for healthcare leaders, risk managers, patient safety profe

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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. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in its 2012 research brief Violence in the Workplace, the rates of workplace violence for both homicides and assaults have dropped. From 1993 to 2009, workplace homicides fell 59% and workpla

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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 management (ERM) framework. While the implementation of an ERM program might seem daunting to some, moving from a traditional risk management framework to an ERM framework may seem more achievable by using real life risk scenarios to engage leadership. B

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What's next for ASHRM and its members

ASHRM President Elect, Ann Gaffey, is featured in a Business Insurance video interview discussing future plans for ASHRM and its members. In particular, she talked about how the membership can open the enterprise risk management conversation and help drive leadership in the health care sector. Ann is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Health Care Risk Management at Sedgwick.

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PL Risk Resource Newsletter, Third Edition 2015

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