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November is Home Health Care & Hospice Month

Written on October 29, 2018 at 1:27 am, by

During November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we  Continue Reading »

In Risky Situations, Don’t Go it alone

Written on July 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm, by

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 »

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

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm, by

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 »

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Written on May 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm, by

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 Reasons Blockchain Could be the Next Solution for Secure Access to Patient Data

Written on December 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm, by

What is bitcoin? What is blockchain? If you’ve never heard of either, you probably have no idea what either of them could possibly have to do with healthcare. Bitcoin is an alternative type of payment system that is sometimes mentioned in the media as “Cryptocurrency” or digital currency.  Bitcoin and other digital currencies rely on  Continue Reading »

5 Critical Steps to Take After a Cyber Breach

Written on September 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm, by

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 »

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

Written on July 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm, by

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

Written on June 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm, by

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

Written on April 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm, by

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 »

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

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm, by

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 »