Patient Safety Awareness Week 2024

March 13, 2024Resources

Patient Safety Awareness Week is dedicated to celebrating the role of Patient Safety Professionals and their contributions to improving patient outcomes and healthcare quality. It also gives us a great platform to thank those professionals who have impacted our families by providing safe, effective, quality care when it was needed. For those of you who … Read More

2024 Risk Prevention Strategy

January 10, 2024Resources, Webinars

The Inspirien Risk team is committed to providing valuable insights and resources to help you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of risk in healthcare. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are thrilled to announce our upcoming 2024 Risk Prevention Strategy. Our strategy revolves around six focus areas identified during our initial Inspired Quality (IQ) pilot, … Read More

Working Together to Make Facilities Safer for Employees – 2024 Grant Program

December 21, 2023Resources, Webinars

The Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Fund (HWCF), managed by Inspirien, is preparing to launch its eighth annual Grant Program. This program aims to reduce the number and severity of workers’ compensation claims while also improving the safety of employees and patients. This year, recipients collectively received over $94K in Grant dollars, bringing the total awarded to … Read More

Spills and Falls Risk Focus Area

November 6, 2023Resources, Webinars

It may be a shock to many, but did you know that compared to private industries, a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2019, hospitals in the U.S. reported nearly 220,000 work-related injuries and illnesses, which equates to approximately 5.5 work-related … Read More

Highly Reliable Organizations

October 17, 2023Articles, Resources

What comes to mind when you think of Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs)? NASA? Airlines? Nuclear Plants? The fact is, an HRO is more than just a buzzword. HROs are industries that function safely despite being in a high-risk field or having highly complex processes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) describes HROs as … Read More

Effective Handoff Communication Risk Focus Area

September 8, 2023Uncategorized, Webinars

Because healthcare is a 24/7, 365 day per year business, patients will inevitably be cared for by many providers during hospitalization and throughout their lives. This inherently creates opportunities for error when clinical information is not accurately transferred between providers. Recognizing this problem, The Joint Commission requires all healthcare providers to “implement a standardized approach … Read More

Summer All Employee Meeting 2023

August 2, 2023Uncategorized

With many of our employees working remotely, we still believe in the positive impact of being together in-person for a couple of meetings each year. We share, we build team, we connect, we serve and, yes, we have FUN! Read what a few of our team members had to say about the day. I thought … Read More

Medication Safety Risk Focus Area

July 10, 2023Resources, Webinars

Six of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns listed in ECRI’s 2023 Report are directly related to safe medication practices, while the others have implications for medication safety. This report highlights the crucial importance of these processes, emphasizing why we have chosen it as one of our Risk Focus Areas for the 2023 Risk Prevention Education Series. … Read More

The Risk of Doing Nothing

June 7, 2023Articles

The annual meetings with our customers and members of the companies managed by Inspirien (Inspirien Insurance Company and the Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Fund – HWCF) are always a special time. This year we brought both boards together to hear a presentation from Jessica DaMassa, A Health Innovation Reporter and Executive Producer of WTF Health (What … Read More

2023 HWCF Grant Recipients

May 24, 2023News

Inspirien, as manager of the Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Fund, is thrilled to share the 2023 HWCF Grant Program Recipients for projects aimed at improving employee safety and reducing workers’ compensation exposures at their facilities. This year, our recipients will collectively receive over $94K in Grant dollars, bringing our total awarded to over $438K since the … Read More