Safety and Risk Management

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Consulting Services For Patient Safety & Risk Management

The healthcare industry is under immense pressure to significantly improve outcomes with less resources. To succeed, healthcare organizations must leverage data and technology to optimize existing business operations, improve clinical outcomes and create a more consumer-centric healthcare experience. J Bara consultants are experts on hospital risk management and patient safety issues. We believe that a strong risk management program is capable of reducing patient harm, improving quality of care and patient satisfaction, and protecting insureds from liability exposure.

J Bara’s strong tradition of risk management includes comprehensive solutions that are designed to help improve patient safety and minimize risk.

Our seasoned team of consultants average more than 25 years in the industry and offer expertise in a variety of areas, including clinical process, patient safety, regulatory standards and compliance, performance improvement, health information technology, and business process.

  • Patient Safety
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Dispute resolution
  • Informed consent/refusal
  • Policy development and review
  • Infection control
  • Patient Documentation
  • Patient compliance and education
  • EHR implementation and utilization
  • Disclosure of unanticipated events
  • Patient Grievances
  • Quality Management
  • Employee Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Employee Education
  • Patient Education
Organizational Structure of Risk Management in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations typically have several departments and individuals responsible for a wide range of activities that have an effect on mitigating the organization’s risk by optimizing the patient’s experience. Often these activities are overseen and managed by several departments, and rarely do these departments report to a single individual who is able to coordinate their activities, maximize data collection and analysis and avoid duplicating work product.

An organizational review of the risk management program evaluates the effectiveness of how risk is managed at your hospital or healthcare system. The purpose of such a review is to determine whether there is a more efficient, patient-friendly, and cost- effective way to manage areas that are sources of risk to your patients, your employees and your organization.

Focused Clinical Risk Assessments

There may be an identified need to have a focused review of a clinical department or service. This identified need may arise as the result of incident report trends, frequency or severity trends in malpractice claims or lawsuits, employee dissatisfaction concerns, patient safety data and patient complaints. The purpose of this review is to provide an in-depth analysis of the practices, policies or behaviors present or not present that pose risk to the organization. This analysis will assess your organization’s compliance with Joint Commission requirements and other regulatory agency requirements. Risk management improvement opportunities will be identified and recommendations made.