Today’s physician faces legal and regulatory issues that could not have been imagined during medical school. Moreover, many physicians’ practices have become part of hospitals or health systems, which generates new challenges for the risk manager. The paradigm shift from inpatient care to ambulatory care, from caring for the sick to preventive medicine and population health is creating new risks to both the practitioner and to the organization.
As physicians become employees of health systems, risk managers must be aware of contractual agreements with the new physicians as well as risk management issues in the ambulatory practice.
Medicine’s changing landscape and transitions in care — from hospital to home — bring new risks to both physician offices and healthcare providers who practice medicine.
Exposures associated with these issues must be pragmatically addressed if we are to reach our goal of ensuring safe and trusted healthcare. Although at first the task may seem daunting, it is controllable.
In this Risk Management Pearls for Physician Offices, 3rd ed. we share a range of strategies aimed at reducing malpractice and business risk assembled from risk management professionals with a keen interest in, and understanding of, physician office practices.
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ASHRM’s CPHRM Exam Preparation Guide is updated and organized according to the most current Certification Exam Content Outline. The guide’s detailed outline format includes a number of useful features such as key terms, acronyms, organization by domains of practice and review questions and suggestions for additional resources. Intended to serve as an outline for exam preparation, the guide is also a resource for healthcare risk managers and patient safety professionals.
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Each year ASHRM and Aon partner to deliver a benchmarking analysis of medical professional liability costs. This year’s study marks the 15th annual report and incorporates data from over 100 participating health care systems.
The goal of our annual study is to provide health care systems with a business intelligence tool for better estimating and understanding self-insured medical malpractice costs. Our analysis examines trends in two dimensions - the number of claims (frequency) and the average value of claims (severity). We show historical claim trends and forecast cost levels for the upcoming year.
In 2014 our report delivers business intelligence specific to:
The link between quality of care and medical malpractice claim frequency: Results indicate that risk managers can use patient satisfaction survey scores as a “marker” for detecting and remediating areas in need of improvement.
A survey of claim frequency and severity by cause of loss:
Text mining techniques were used to measure the relative frequency and severity, or average cost, of claims by the cause of loss, which brings a new level of specificity to risk managers’ ability to identify potentially costly risks.
Claim frequency and severity benchmarks by state:
The 2014 report provides statistical information specific to 27 states and the District of Columbia.
The information has been developed to help healthcare professionals better understand and estimate the costs – future and past – of medical malpractice.
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This Enterprise Risk Management ASHRM Pearls publication goes beyond the foundations of gaining management support for an ERM program, identifying specific risk domains and conducting an initial risk assessment.
ASHRM's new Enterprise Risk Management Pearls for Integrating ERM into the Healthcare Culture edition summarizes how to incorporate ERM concepts and principles in decision-making processes at all levels so that ERM becomes an integral part of the organizational operating culture.
Creating such a culture can be challenging, especially in healthcare organizations where the Return On Investment (ROI) has often been the sole measure for decision making and capital budgeting. ERM calls for an organization to look beyond just the potential financial benefits of alternative strategies and projects.
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