Risk Management Strategies for Deposition Preparation of a Health Care Provider

Thursday, December 7
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Many risk managers are tasked with varying roles within their increasingly complex organizations, including a role in litigation management and assistance with legal proceedings involving the health care provider. This presentation will provide analysis of the importance of deposition testimony and strategies to assist with the preparation of health care providers for deposition and legal testimony. Risk Managers may work independently and in conjunction with defense counsel to prepare health care providers for their testimony in a deposition, trial or other legal proceeding such as Workers' Compensation cases, criminal hearings and Guardianship issues. Methodologies of the 4C's for deposition preparation will be discussed that can be utilized to assist with the preparation of any health care staff member, including management, IT or HIM department members and other personnel involved in the litigation process. Strategies for practical and professional support will be addressed.

  • Restate the importance of a deposition on litigation management and the method for successful health care provider preparation for deposition, trial or other legal proceedings.
  • Analyze situations in their own institutions where these witness preparation strategies could be applied to benefit the staff and organization
  • Define best practices used to prepare clinicians and nonclinical witnesses for litigation or other testimony.


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ASHRM Members $99 $79
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speakers

Kay TiptonKay Tipton, CPHRM
Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation Advisor
Saxton & Stump, LLC

  • Bio
    Kay Tipton has worked in the healthcare/legal industry for over 28 years with extensive experience in risk reduction and prevention strategies, patient safety and regulatory and legal issues involving the delivery of health care in acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices. As a risk management professional for a health system, she conducted investigations and interviewed witnesses to patient incidents and events and generated detailed reports for regulatory agencies. She represented the health system in mediations and trials and assisted outside counsel with litigation matters. She also provided educational training to employees on risk management, patient safety and legal matters. Kay is currently employed by Saxton & Stump, LLC, as a Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation Advisor. Kay is a member of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management, and has been elected to serve as the 2018 President of the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management.

    Shippensburg University, B.S, Healthcare Administration Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Paralegal Studies

    Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, 2008

    PA Licensed Practical Nurse


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This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

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