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The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance for Health Care Organizations

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by Chris Murray

The Human Health Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on a regular basis issues press releases announcing recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlements and enforcement actions. For example, just a few weeks ago, the HHS issued a release stating that a Texas health system provider agreed to a $2.4 million settlement […] Read More

Posted in: blog Health & Fitness Industry Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Insurance

The Impact of Risk Management on Home Health Care

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by Caitlin Morgan

Home health care workers face many various hazards on the job, including travel, care administration injuries, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. Effective risk management can help prevent or minimize home health care worker exposure to these hazards, even more critical today as workers in this sector are experiencing increasing numbers of occupational injuries […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Nurses Call for OSHA to Pass National Standards for Workplace Violence Prevention at Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Chris Murray

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently heard from registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) at a public stakeholder meeting. The nurses are calling for OSHA to pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings – from hospitals to nursing homes, assisted living facilities […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care Nursing Home

Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries at Nearly $60B Annually in Direct Workers’ Comp Costs

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index was recently released, indicating that serious, nonfatal workplace injuries now amount to nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. Workers’ Compensation costs per year. This means that more than $1 billion dollars a week are being spent by businesses on these injuries, which include everything from overexertion to slips […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Home Health Care Franchises Experiencing Growth, Providing Seniors with Services

Posted on: September 26, 2016 by Chris Murray

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal featured the growing trend of home health care services for seniors, particularly in the franchise industry. In fact, the senior home-care sector has grown by 6.6% annually, faster than the overall franchise industry’s 2.6% compound annual growth rate, according to market researcher FRANdata. About half of home-care […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

Insuring Allied Healthcare Facilities & Professionals with Comprehensive Solutions

Posted on: April 7, 2016 by Chris Murray

Allied Healthcare facilities and their professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services regarding the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management; among others. Facilities include alcohol and drug rehabilitation, dialysis centers, home health care, hospice, radiology and imaging, staffing and nursing […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Professional Liability Professional Liability Insurance

Home Healthcare Agencies Increasingly at Risk for Wage & Hour Claims

Posted on: February 18, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

Wage and hour claims are on the rise, with certain industries, such as home healthcare agencies, becoming more vulnerable than others. Most of these claims involve allegations that an employer failed to pay employees for off-the-clock work, failed to pay employees for overtime worked, misclassified employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements, or made improper […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Importance of Professional Liability Insurance in Home Healthcare

Posted on: February 16, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

The home healthcare industry is made up of various agencies and franchises that provide different services including skilled nursing care, personal care, homemaker and companion services, physical therapy and other support services and in-home hospice care providers. A critical component of any comprehensive insurance program to protect against liability risks is making sure Professional Liability […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Professional Liability

Home Healthcare & Patient Safety

Posted on: September 25, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Home health care services include nursing care; physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy; and medical social services. The goals of home health care are to help individuals to improve function and live with greater independence; to promote the client’s optimal level of wellbeing; and to assist the patient to remain at home, avoiding hospitalization or admission […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care