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Risk Management Worksheet

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Risk Management Worksheet

Complete Parts A and B.

Part A: Risk Management Concepts

Complete the table below.

Be clear and concise, use complete sentences, and use your own words. Follow standard grammar rules and provide examples where appropriate to support your answers.

Risk Management Concepts Definition Give an example of how the concept is used within risk management in health care.
Conditions of participation
Accident (medical)
Complaint
EMTALA
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal law designed to give patients the right over their health information by allowing them to set rules and limits on who gets to view/receive their health information. A patient’s ex-husband calls to obtain personal health information for a patient. He states his ex-wife asked him to call to obtain her results because she is unable to call. The health care employee reviews the patient’s preferred method of communication and disclosure and verified the patient approved the facility to provide personal health information to her ex-husband over the phone.
Incident reporting system
Informed consent
Malpractice
Legal health record
National patient safety goals

Part B: Factors that Influence Risk Management

Complete the table below.

Be clear and concise, use complete sentences, and use your own words. Follow standard grammar rules and provide examples where appropriate to support your answers.

Identify 3 to 5 factors that influence risk management in health care. How does the factor selected influence risk management in health care?
Patient safety Patient safety influences risk management in that risk managers must monitor the safety of the patients by mitigating the potential or actual risks to their safety, such as medication errors, etc.

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