Risk Management

IP Stakeholders Series: Risk Management

April 10, 2017

The relationship between the infection prevention and risk management departments at a hospital is a crucial one, and it provides the foundation upon which patient safety and quality improvement efforts can be built.

10 Elements to Consider When Conducting an Infection Risk Assessment

June 24, 2016

Almost everything we do in the healthcare industry is designed around one main focal point: patient safety. And infection prevention and control (IPC) is no exception. Industry leaders are developing IPC protocols to keep patient safety and outcomes at the forefront of all decision making. That is why it is so important to take a proactive approach to preventing infections from occurring by assessing the risks that may derail IPC efforts.

Legal Liability for HAIs: Understanding Infection Prevention's Role in Risk Management

March 11, 2016

Enhancing quality, promoting patient safety and ensuring value is the healthcare industry's current trifecta, but there are many more imperatives from a regulatory perspective, including shifting from volume-based to value-based reimbursement, enhancing transitions and reducing hospital readmissions, and improving patient satisfaction and engagement. In concert with these efforts comes the prevention of adverse events and infections. In today's environment of transparency and reform, understanding legal liability for healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is more critical than ever for infection preventionists as they assist their risk managers and patient safety officers with quality improvement initiatives.

AAMI/FDA Summit Offers Broader View of Risk Management

October 6, 2015

Risk management needs to be embraced as a crucial and valuable component of product development and support in healthcare technology—instead of being seen as only a box to check to satisfy regulatory requirements.