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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 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 Reducing the Risk of a Lawsuit in Physician Practices

We know that physician practices can benefit tremendously by developing and following a proactive risk management program. Sound practices can improve patient safety, avoid lawsuits and ensure consistent regulatory compliance. Each practice is unique and therefore needs an individualized approach based on factors such as specialty type and patient profiles – but we have outlined  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 Long Term Care Facility Risks You Don’t Think About That Can Cost Millions

When it comes to risk management in long term care facilities, leadership may focus on clinical risks, such as medication errors or physical safety risks such as falls – but there is a broad spectrum of risks that can lead to lawsuits. The long term care experts from Ultra’s risk management partner OmniSure Consulting Group  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Reasons Doctors Become “Non-Standard Physicians”

Non-standard physicians and surgeons are practicing doctors who have had claims frequency or severity issues, board actions or have been previously or are currently on probation. It can often be difficult for non-standard physicians to find affordable malpractice insurance coverage because they are considered a higher risk by insurance companies. Typically, a doctor remains in  Continue Reading »

Ultra Risk Advisors has Hired Karen McDonald as Director, Underwriting for Long Term Care Insurance Program

Bellevue, Wash., – April 18, 2016 – Karen McDonald has joined Ultra Risk Advisors, a national program manager, as underwriting director for Ultra LTC – a program providing liability coverage for senior living facilities. McDonald brings more than ten years of underwriting experience in the senior living sector. She holds a BA degree in business  Continue Reading »

5 Steps to Handling a Crisis Scenario in a Healthcare Facility

Imagine that you are a healthcare professional in charge of an outpatient clinic. A patient comes in for a routine procedure and the clinician performing the service was perceived to be invasive. The patient alleges that he or she was molested. What do you do first? Who do you call and how can you contain  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Unique Risks for Radiologists

As part of our role as specialists, we wanted to learn more about the risks specific to radiologists, so we reached out to Karen Kruer, RN, CPHRM, and Michelle Foster Earle, ARM, President of OmniSure Consulting Group, for information on the unique risks for radiologists. Here’s what we learned. Radiologists are second only to neurosurgeons in  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 »