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The Pros and Cons of Smart Technology in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Tremendous advances have been made in the healthcare field over the past decade. Digital diagnostic and recordkeeping systems have streamlined care for patients of every age. Technologies that make it easier to monitor patient activities have been employed in facilities around the world. Some of the same technologies used by healthcare providers have also found […] Read More

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Assisted Living Residents Fear “Walk-In Tests”

Posted on: September 14, 2018 by c murray

Millions of Americans depend on the compassionate care of assisted living facilities. Such facilities can be found in nearly every community, delivering around-the-clock care to their residents. As seniors investigate the options available to them, many have discovered that most facilities assess the needs of potential residents before accepting them. These so-called “walk-in tests” have […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

How Assisted Living Facility Staff Can Protect Their Residents from Fraud

Posted on: September 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Elderly people across the country rely on assisted living facilities for their care. Aging Americans are at risk from many factors, including disease and neglect, which care facilities work hard to prevent. Unfortunately, health concerns are not the only risks elderly residents face; financial exploitation and fraud account for $3 billion or more in losses […] Read More

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New Study Reveals the Greater Risks of Surgery for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: September 5, 2018 by c murray

As Americans age, the chance of undergoing surgery at some point after the age of 65 rises dramatically. In the U.S. alone, over 15 million surgeries are performed on patients 65 or over each year. Unfortunately, our senior population faces significant risks when undergoing surgical procedures; in some cases, the risks of surgery are greater […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

Breaking Down the First- and Third-Party Costs of a Cyber-Attack

Posted on: August 31, 2018 by Chris Murray

In today’s business world, organizations of all kinds rely on computerized systems to provide services to customers. Data collection and transmission between organizations, such as in banking, healthcare, or insurance, facilitates efficient operation. Unfortunately, as more companies leverage the power of IT systems to do business, the risk of a data breach grows. Data breaches […] Read More

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Home Health Care Breach Affects Over 80,000 Patients

Posted on: August 24, 2018 by Chris Murray

As more and more healthcare organizations digitize patient records, the risk for a data breach grows. In recent years, hackers have exposed the personal information of millions of people, and these breaches have occurred across industries, including the healthcare field. In June 2018, Canada-based home care services provider CarePartners announced an unusual data breach in […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Home Health Care

Developing an Assisted Living Risk Management Program: Training and Educating Healthcare Providers

Posted on: August 17, 2018 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities are designed to provide long-term care for residents in a safe and comfortable environment. Assisted living facilities, their staff, and their management teams work hard to provide this level of care, keeping in mind the unique litigation risks and exposures these facilities and the industry at large faces on a daily basis. […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Developing An Assisted Living Risk Management Plan: Assessing Major Risks

Posted on: August 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities have a duty to their patients of providing safe care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. There are many risks associated with assisted living facilities, and the best ones will have comprehensive risk management plans in place to help protect the facility, its staff, and its patients […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Immunizations: An Important Line of Defense in Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 3, 2018 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes and skilled care facilities have a duty to provide their patients with safe, cost-effective care. While there are many methods by which these facilities can protect their patients, including nursing home insurance coverage, immunizations represent one of the best preventative health plans in the world. By protecting patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, nursing homes […] Read More

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The Dangers of Hepatitis in Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 27, 2018 by Chris Murray

Residents of nursing homes face many unique challenges. This is a vulnerable population, particularly in regards to health concerns. Caregivers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a duty to provide their residents with compassionate care, and this includes reducing the chances of spreading dangerous diseases within these facilities. It is widely understood that […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home