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24 Managing the risk of drug diversion


The recent case in New Hampshire of a technician stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C in the process has placed the issue of drug diversions in the forefront of many risk managers’ minds. Michelle Foster Earle, president, Omnisure Consulting Group, offers her advice and insights on the topic.


26 Fatal floors


A claim study by Sedgwick reveals injuries from falls as a top claim cause and loss leader. Ann Gaffey, healthcare risk management and patient safety at Sedgwick, and Jayme Vaccaro, director, professional liability claims, report.


30 Under attack: data as the new target


As new research shows that companies now rank data breaches as a more serious risk than natural disasters, HRMR asks why the threat is so great and what can be done about it.


33 From critical challenges to measurable results


As the healthcare industry is increasingly faced with regulatory changes and widening risk exposure, the manner in which such risk is dealt with is requiring new tactics and tools. Bonnie Clark of Delphi Technology discusses the innovations being used to respond to this rapidly developing environment.


36 Healthcare workers top injury stakes


A new study by consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen has exposed the frequency and severity or workplace illness and injury suffered by healthcare workers each year. HRMR asks what can be learned from these findings.


38 38 A clean sweep


With the advent of drug-resistant bacteria, hospital-acquired infections are a growing threat to patient safety. They can also result in costly lawsuits. What is the best way to fight the problem? HRMR investigates.


40 Promoting safety


Is your OSHA program discriminatory? Three experts explain how you can counter false claims and unsafe behaviors through non-discriminatory and integrated risk management programs.


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