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

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

Infection Prevention Risk Focus Area

May 2, 2023Resources, Webinars

“Wash your hands before eating dinner!” is something many of us grew up hearing from our parents. We may have grumbled, but we learned from an early age the importance of washing our hands. Then early in our healthcare profession, nurses learned that washing hands correctly is the single most effective way to prevent the … Read More

Violence in Healthcare: Zero Tolerance

April 28, 2023Articles, Resources

It is no secret that violence against healthcare workers has been a problem for quite some time; however, this troubling issue has grown exponentially since the start of the pandemic. Recent studies indicate that 44% of nurses reported experiencing physical violence and 68% reported experiencing verbal abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, a 2021 survey … Read More

The Case for Tort Reform in Alabama Medical Malpractice

April 17, 2023Articles, Resources

The issue: Nuclear verdicts in medical malpractice cases are occurring everywhere, and Alabama is no exception. It’s no secret that healthcare providers throughout the state are operating in the red due to low reimbursements and higher operating costs, along with other issues. Due to the nuclear verdicts, the medical malpractice premiums that healthcare providers are … Read More

Documentation Matters

February 24, 2023Resources, Webinars

When discussing medical record documentation, we often ask – is it our best defense or our worst enemy? Speaking from someone who has had to defend many clinicians, it’s a vital component of any defense strategy as it provides evidence of the patient safety protocols and the quality of care. Although it may seem like a purely … Read More

2023 Risk Prevention Strategy

January 10, 2023Resources, Webinars

The Inspirien Risk team is excited to share the 2023 Risk Prevention Strategy with our partners and members. This strategy encompasses an organization-wide approach to identify and proactively address issues with the goal to decrease risks and improve the safety for patients, as well as the entire healthcare team. Several years ago, our team embarked on a … Read More