Blogs By Ben Newman
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 »
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 »
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 »
Connecting the Dots Between Recidivism and Medical Malpractice Claims in Correctional Facilities
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 or prison. Studies show that recidivism Continue Reading »
Jail and Prison Inmates’ Healthcare Issues Vary by Type of Facility.
Taxpayers spend about $70 billion a year on jails, prisons and other correctional facilities in the U.S. and currently there are 2.2 million inmates in our correctional system. When we look at each type of facility individually, we find that healthcare issues often vary by facility type but there are also common themes – a Continue Reading »