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Don’t Leave Money on the Table

May 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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

December 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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 Ways Healthcare Documentation Can Prevent Lawsuits

January 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm

In healthcare, it’s critical to have complete, accurate, legible, and secure documentation in medical records to help reduce the risk of lawsuits. Whether records are handwritten or electronic, there are necessary steps to take with each and every patient encounter. Here are 5 specific ways proper documentation can prevent patients from suing their healthcare provider.  Continue Reading »

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

August 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm

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 »

The Top 5 Steps Companies Can Take to Protect Their Computer Systems

May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

This article, brought to you by Ultra Risk Advisors, first appeared in the Wall Street Journal April 20, 2015.  What Companies Should Be Doing To Protect Their Computer Systems — But Aren’t By Danny Yadron Maybe stopping hackers isn’t always that hard. That may be difficult to imagine if you follow the headlines. In late 2013,  Continue Reading »

An ACO is a Great Way to Decrease Medical Malpractice Exposures – or is it?

May 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are defined as groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients and the chronically ill.  This is one of the ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs – by encouraging doctors, hospitals and  Continue Reading »