Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Healthcare Risk Management Update

Episode 2: Risk Management Considerations with Prescription Drug Abuse

The CDC has officially declared prescription drug abuse in the US an epidemic - 100 people die from drug overdoses every day, most caused by prescription drugs.

As a result, risk managers are strongly encouraged to mitigate exposure for providers and organizations facing the increasing regulatory and legal consequences of inappropriately prescribing and monitoring controlled substances.

Learn to minimize your risk in our Healthcare Risk Management Update with Mike Midgley, VP of Healthcare Risk Engineering at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. He describes typical patient encounters and how to mitigate liability exposure, and ways to identify potential drug abusers. He also gives an update on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and discusses relevant risk management lessons learned and patient safety strategies from provider criminal prosecutions, administrative sanctions and medical malpractice negligence.

Listen here.

Listen to other episodes:

Episode 1: Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) 2015 Update

Episode 3: Risk Management Considerations with Clinician Use of Social Media & Texting

Episode 4: Drones in Healthcare and ERM Risk Assessments for Emerging Technology

Episode 5: Retail healthcare - Further fragmenting the system or improving access, quality, experience and costs?

Episode 6: Getting to Zero Patient Harm: The Case for High Reliability Tools

Episode 7: Personal electronic devices in healthcare

Episode 8: Malware Event at MedStar Health: Risk Management Considerations

Learn more about our healthcare risk engineering services, our healthcare solutions and healthcare liability.


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