Business Insurance - _Risk Management en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:08:12 EST 10 Murder-suicide exposed training, communications gaps 20141029/NEWS06/141029752 The need to improve staff training and communications are among lessons learned following a murder-suicide at a hospital in Pennsylvania, a hospital executive said Wednesday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:25:49 EST Q&A: Robert Dubraski, Dubraski & Associates Insurance Services L.L.C. 20141029/NEWS06/141029757 Robert J. Dubraski is president and CEO of Dubraski & Associates Insurance Services L.L.C. in San Diego, an insurance brokerage that specializes in serving the health care industry across all lines of business. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:24:43 EST Ford recalls 204,448 Ford and Lincoln crossovers for fire hazard 20141029/NEWS06/141029763 (Reuters) — Ford Motor Co. said it will conduct a regional recall of 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles to correct an issue that could cause a fire. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:30 EST U.S. airlines point to additional problems of any Ebola travel ban 20141029/NEWS06/141029767 (Reuters) — U.S. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:52 EST Q&A: Scott D. Buchholz, Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp 20141029/NEWS06/141029801 Scott D. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Training, simplified processes trim hospital lab errors 20141028/NEWS06/141029783 Training hospital staff to have patients state their name and birth date before a specimen is taken and refusing to accept specimens before they are properly labeled are effective ways to reduce diagnostic errors, an expert said. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:30:08 EST Medical liability claims flat, but loss rates rising 20141028/NEWS06/141029784 Hospitals will not be “fighting fires” concerning their professional liability insurance costs next year, said a co-author of a just-released study on the issue. “Things are pretty flat; things are pretty benign," said Erik Johnson. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:41:39 EST ASHRM 2014 Annual Meeting 20141028/NEWS06/141029787 Follow Business Insurance's daily coverage of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management's Annual Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, California. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:16:45 EST Engage families to improve patients' care: Panelists 20141028/NEWS06/141029788 Health care organizations should engage the families of patients to improve medical outcomes and experiences while reducing potential medical provider liabilities, a group of medical experts said Tuesday. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:56:33 EST RIMS honors Astro Overseas with enterprise risk management award 20141028/NEWS06/141029794 The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. on Tuesday honored investment holding company Astro Overseas Ltd. for its successful enterprise risk management program. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:51 EST