Risk Management

  • Hospitals Receive Center of Excellence Designation for Managing Infection Risk
    DNV GL Healthcare announces a new certification program aimed at transforming hospitals' approach to managing infection risk. DNV GL certified Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals in Virginia as the first two Centers of Excellence for its Managing ...More
    October 30, 2014 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • The Role of Behavior Change Theory in Healthcare Risk Management
    Risk management is an essential part of healthcare institution operations and a core component of infection prevention and control. In its purely fiduciary form, risk management is a way to reduce the incidence of organizational loss and expenses that could impact the ...More
    July 30, 2014 Posted in Reports
  • ECRI Institute Highlights Root Causes for Serious Patient Safety Events
    Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: RN Staffing Legislation
    The American Nurses Association says it applauds the introduction of federal legislation that empowers registered nurses to drive staffing decisions in hospitals to protect patients and improve the quality of care. The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013, crafted ...More
    May 16, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Patient Safety Survey
    Maximizing patient safety is a top priority for hospital executives and risk managers but a lack of teamwork, negative culture and poor communication present barriers to patient safety in the future according to a new survey commissioned by AIG. ...More
    May 5, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • ECRI Institute Helps Healthcare Workers Eliminate Preventable, Serious Safety Events
    In honor of Healthcare Risk Management Week, ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, will provide special content on its Patient Safety Blog (www.ecri.org/blog) to help eliminate preventable ...More
    June 15, 2012 Posted in News
  • Professional Liability Costs for Hospitals Continue to Rise
    Hospitals and physicians should prepare for increasing liability costs, according to the 2010 Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis created by Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation, in conjunction ...More
    October 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Needlesticks Among Errors Caused by Long Nursing Shifts
    A common practice of successive 12-hour shifts for U.S. hospital nurses leaves many with serious sleep deprivation, higher risk of health problems, and more odds of making patient errors, according to a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) study presented today at the ...More
    June 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Infection Prevention's Involvement Essential in Healthcare Construction
    Central to the prevention of opportunistic-pathogen transmission during any construction activity, be it new build or renovation projects, is the infection control risk assessment (ICRA). The ICRA is the tool with which the construction team can determine the levels of ...More
    May 18, 2010 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Quality in Healthcare... We Have All Heard It
    As costs increase and reimbursements decrease there are ways to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and improve the quality of care to meet regulatory requirements. The landmark report from the Institute of Medicine, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in Articles
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