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Don’t Let Your Clients Fail to Delegate and Hold Partners Accountable

Healthcare risk managers work hard to identify patient safety hazards, assess the level and type of risk, control or remove potential harm and loss triggers, monitor risks and improve performance.  With their eyes on patient safety and internal risk management activities, a few things sometimes fall through the cracks because they are out of sight,  Continue Reading »

5 Critical Steps to Take After a Cyber Breach

Many healthcare entities do not have a plan in place to respond to and handle a cyber breach. There is a lot of confusing information going around – by people who may not be experts. A lot of questions come up right away for example, “What authorities need to be notified?” “How do we document  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Types of Data Breaches in Healthcare – Not from Hacking

Healthcare is now the top industry for cyber attacks. Health records, much of which remain valid and exploitable for years, contain valuable information for hackers. Credit card data, email addresses, social security numbers, employment information and medical history records can be used in many instances of fraud or identity theft. But healthcare data breaches are  Continue Reading »

5 Tips for Getting Started with a Healthcare Risk Management Plan

We know from experience that healthcare organizations and their providers can benefit tremendously from a robust risk management program. Sound practices can help protect patients, avoid lawsuits and improve compliance. I asked our risk management partner, Michelle Foster Earle, President of OmniSure Consulting Group, what OmniSure recommends to its clients. “Managing risk in any organization  Continue Reading »

5 Reasons Your Healthcare Client Should Have Cyber Liability Insurance

Imagine this nightmare scenario – you’re a retail insurance broker who specializes in healthcare and one of your clients calls in a panic to say that there has been a data breach in their six-office dermatology practice – a thumb drive was lost or stolen and it contained personal information for 2,200 patients. They’re coming  Continue Reading »

5 Tips for Reducing Cyber Security Risk in Telemedicine

E-visits are just one way technology is revolutionizing the delivery of health care and challenging traditional medical regulations. The term “telemedicine” embraces everything from stateside dermatologists scrutinizing images of soldiers’ skin lesions from another country to wearable sensors monitoring elderly patients’ vital signs at home. Specialists at major medical centers regularly consult with doctors at  Continue Reading »

Ultra Risk Advisors has Hired Mathew Reardon as Sales Executive for the Northeastern U.S. Territory

Bellevue, Wash., – May 18, 2016 – Mathew Reardon has joined Ultra Risk Advisors, a national program manager, as sales executive for the Northeastern U.S. territory. Reardon brings more than five years of healthcare professional liability insurance experience to his new post at Ultra. He earned a BS degree in accounting from St. Michael’s College,  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Questions Teleradiology and Telemedicine Companies Should Ask About Their Professional Liability Insurance.

Teleradiology and telemedicine have increasingly become more popular as hospitals and other healthcare providers outsource their radiology and other specialty work to independent practitioners. These practitioners often operate from remote locations, with some based in the same city but many based in distant states or even overseas. Telemedicine organizations provide diagnostic and clinical medical services  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Safety Risks for Home Healthcare Workers

Home healthcare workers, unlike healthcare facility care providers, should be aware of a variety of safety risks that are unique to the private home environment. Awareness of risk factors and learning safe practices can greatly improve the quality of care and reduce the risk of patient or employee injury, potential lawsuits and costly insurance claims.  Continue Reading »

The benefits of EMR outweigh the cost and learning curve.

“To write or to type?” That is the question. Actually, for everyone in the medical profession, the reality of the paper chart is slowly coming to a close. The digital age is moving forward at lightning speed. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are now a reality (also known as electronic health records or EHRs), not just  Continue Reading »