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Blogs By Amanda Budak, Guest Blogger

5 Ways Human Services Organizations Can Address the Needs of Clients with PTSD

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will  Continue Reading »

5 Scenarios That Could Make Your Healthcare Client Vulnerable to a Lawsuit

Managing risk in healthcare facilities is a multi-faceted, ever-changing challenge. Identifying areas of vulnerability is the first step in any risk management program. In this blog post, we’ve identified five scenarios that can put healthcare entities and professionals at the greatest risk of a lawsuit and we’ve added some best practices that can be put  Continue Reading »

5 Tips for Safeguarding Against HIPAA Violations

To avoid HIPAA violations, it’s important for healthcare organizations to put into place strict guidelines that protect patient privacy. HIPAA violations may result in penalties of $100 to $50,000 per violation, depending on the conduct at issue.  When it comes to data breaches, a single event may result in numerous violations. For example, the loss  Continue Reading »

5 Tips to Avoid Lawsuits by Managing Disclosure after a Clinical Adverse Event

Healthcare providers go into the profession to take care of people and help them get well when they are sick or injured. Unfortunately, with all good intentions, sometimes bad things happen. Whether it’s a post procedure complication, a medical error or other significant adverse event, the way the situation is managed after the fact can  Continue Reading »