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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 Safety Risks for Home Healthcare Workers
Home healthcare workers, unlike healthcare facility care providers, should be aware of a variety of safety risks that are unique to the private home environment. Awareness of risk factors and learning safe practices can greatly improve the quality of care and reduce the risk of patient or employee injury, potential lawsuits and costly insurance claims. Continue Reading »
How Can Higher Silver Prices Increase Risk for Health Clinics?
Healthcare organizations face yet another risk – as if they didn’t have enough already. Who knew that the increase in the price of silver would cause an increase data breach risk for imaging centers, orthopedic centers, and even general health clinics. Calling 15,000 people to make them aware that their X-rays had been stolen from Continue Reading »
Primary Care by Telemedicine May Play a Much Larger Role in Healthcare in the Future
As expected, there are a tremendous amount of changes taking place in healthcare right now as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Patient home, accountable care organization (ACO) and other clinical integration models are top of mind these days. And with these changes there are bound to be new potential risks to be considered. Continue Reading »
Managing the Media in Healthcare Crisis Situations.
This is the fourth entry in a series of blog posts covering all aspects of managing the media during a healthcare crisis. Being prepared to handle the media during a crisis is an essential aspect of successful management. In this series we have covered: The initial response and disaster planning. Crisis communications. Selecting and training Continue Reading »