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2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare

Join Michael Mead in December 6 Strafford Live Webinar

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by Caitlin Morgan

Michael Mead, CPCU, will present a panel discussion on an upcoming Strafford live webinar. The panel, entitled “Structuring Captive Insurance Programs: Key Provisions, Regulatory Requirements, Risk-Pooling Arrangements”, is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2018 between 1:00PM and 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time (10:00AM-11:30AM PST). The webinar and its panel will present guidance and education on captive […] Read More

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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

The Impact of Mental Illness on Nursing Home Care

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home […] 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

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

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

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

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