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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Preparing for a New Legal Liability Landscape

 Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured the world’s headlines, perhaps in no field more so than healthcare. From surgical robots to diagnostic machines that can more timely and accurately detect disease process such as diabetic retinopathy by studying images of the eye, AI has the potential to transform healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.

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Cyber Risk Exposure for Long Term Care Facilities

As technology continues to advance, long term care providers, like other healthcare providers, have become increasingly driven by digital data. Electronic storage of residents’ medical records and the virtual delivery of care have made it imperative for management to protect sensitive data. The challenge is that many nursing homes and other senior or assisted living facilities (collectively "Long Term Care providers") may not have a response plan in place to shield themselves and their patients/residents in the event of a cyber attack. Resultant potential for significant financial losses related to recovery and remediation could be significant.

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Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Patient Errors (WSPEs)

Wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient errors (WSPEs) have been an area of focus for regulatory and accrediting agencies, as well as for healthcare organizations, for a number of years. Beginning in 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped paying for any additional costs related to medical errors. In 2009, CMS ruled that hospitals would not be reimbursed for any costs tied to WSPE’s. These were also deemed to be “never events” by the National Quality Forum (NQF), as it was believed such occurrences should never happen and that these events reflected significant underlying patient safety issues.

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The Importance of Competency Assessment and Performance Reviews

Competency assessment begins at the time of the initial review of a candidate’s application and resume. It continues throughout the interview process and the validation of qualifications and credentials prior to hire. This is a joint responsibility of human resources and the organization’s hiring manager(s).

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Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

Download the whitepaper on Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing by Alicia Bromfield, Esq. and Donald B. Lenderman

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Managing Disruptive Patient Behavior

Download the whitepaper on Managing Disruptive Patient Behavior by Sandra Chellew, MBA, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ.

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Physician Credentialing and Risk Management

Download the whitepaper on Physician Credentialing and Risk Management by John E. Sanchez, MS, CPHRM.

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Communication Among Caregivers

Download the whitepaper by John E. Sanchez, Pendulum, LLC, regarding the importance of communication among caregivers.

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Ironhealth Whitepaper

Download the whitepaper on Evolving Healthcare Landscape Requires Insurance Solutions Not Just Insurance Products.

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Hospital Professional Liability Claim Trends - Batch Claims on the Rise

Download the whitepaper by IronHealth's Chief Claims Officer, Kristin McMahon, regarding the topic of the upward trend in the number of "related claims" also known as batch claims.  

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Alternative Payment Contracts- A Two Pronged Approach to Managing the Financial Risk

Download the whitepaper by IronHealth's Vice President & Product Manager, Theresa Galizia, and BLIS, Inc's President & CEO, Regi Schindler.

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Informed Consent

Download the whitepaper on Informed Consent by John Sanchez, MS, CPHRM.

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The Medicare Set-Aside Liability Dilemma

Download the whitepaper coauthored by IronHealth's Alice Johansson and Jennifer C. Jordan, General  Counsel, MEDVAL regarding the the Medicare Set- Aside liability dilemma.

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The new normal in medical facilities and what it means for customers and insurers

U.S. healthcare centered around in-person, office visits for decades — until COVID-19 arrived. To prioritize public safety and cope with enormous strain on the healthcare system, the paradigm swiftly shifted. Telehealth rapidly became the new normal in many circumstances, embraced by care providers and patients alike.

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