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5 Questions to Ask Before Planning Risk Management Strategies in Long Term Care Facilities

What if every staff member was asked to define risk management? It’s likely that no two responses would match. It’s even possible that some responses would be incorrect. In all likelihood however, everyone questioned would agree that risk management is essential given the increasingly litigious environment of long term care. It’s important for every staff  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Reasons Doctors Get Sued

Here are the top five reasons that physicians get sued – and some prevention steps they may take to reduce risk: #1. Poor communication with patients This is by far the biggest issue. The majority of lawsuits filed by patients or their families are done simply to find out what actually happened during their treatment.  Continue Reading »

Do most physicians have a plan for proactive risk management?

Good doctors not only treat what ails their patients, they also educate and encourage their patients to take steps – like nutrition and exercise — that will hopefully prevent illnesses. The same goes for physicians and their practices – smart physicians develop strategies to control risks and improve patient safety. They also plan for the  Continue Reading »

What Are the Differences Among Home Healthcare, In-Home Care and Hospice Care?

Recently my colleague, Alan Hille, wrote a blog post about the risks associated with owning a home healthcare agency. He outlined the unique risks associated with administering clinical care in a non-medical environment. That reminded me that there is often misunderstanding about the types of care people receive in their home. I thought we might  Continue Reading »