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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Social Media in Healthcare

Written on August 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm, by

Objectives: Discuss the impact of social media on the current market. Identify methods for use of social media to enhance market presence. Discuss the impact of inappropriate and unapproved social media postings on facility reputation. Examine how negative postings can harm the facility, its staff and admissions. Learn to draft social media policies governing social  Continue Reading »

Beyond insurance coverage: Ultra Risk Advisors

Written on August 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm, by

National Specialty Underwriters (NSU) opened its doors in 1995. In 2012, the Healthcare Division of NSU became Ultra Risk Advisors (Ultra). Ultra is a commercial insurance program administrator and specialty wholesaler based in Bellevue, Washington serving independent retail agents and brokers. They specialize in liability, malpractice and proactive risk management for the healthcare industry. Why  Continue Reading »

The Ultra Physicians Program

Written on August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm, by

Creative Solutions for Non-Standard Physicians and Surgeons


Written on August 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm, by

August 22nd, 2012 by Ben Newman One of the risks facing correctional healthcare professionals is recidivism. There is a correlation between higher rates of recidivism and increased medical malpractice claims. Recidivism is the term used for individuals who have been incarcerated for a crime who then repeat the illegal behavior after being released from jail  Continue Reading »

Ultra Risk Advisors

Written on August 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm, by

The comprehensive choice for medical malpractice insurance

Healthcare Worker Fatigue and Patient Safety

Written on August 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm, by

In a recent webinar on Healthcare Worker Fatigue, OmniSure Healthcare Consultant, Karen Kruer, RN, discussed the link between healthcare worker fatigue and adverse events.   The correlation is well documented, she says, prompting The Joint Commission to issue a new Sentinel Event Alert: Healthcare Worker Fatigue and Patient Safety in December 2011. The Alert urges greater  Continue Reading »

Michelle Foster Earle, Guest Blogger

Written on August 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm, by

Michelle Foster Earle is passionate about helping clients achieve excellence in performance, reputation, market position and profitability.  As the President of OmniSure Consulting Group, she is known as an enthusiastic visionary and out-of-the-box thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and unique blend of operational, sales, and executive skills. “To succeed in business, you have to take  Continue Reading »

Ben Newman

Written on August 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm, by

Ben has been in the Property and Casualty insurance arena for over 20 years and in that time has had roles in underwriting, brokerage client management, sales and sales management, agency strategic planning and alternative risk programs.  For the past seven years, Ben has been vice president of the Healthcare Division for Ultra Risk Advisors.  Continue Reading »