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TJC alerts industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices
Patients visiting a clinic for an injection to relieve their pain or for chemotherapy don’t expect to leave with a new condition such as hepatitis, but unfortunately thousands of patients have been adversely affected in this way when they received an injection at their doctor’s office or in the...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 1957 EEOC: Employers must accommodate pregnant women
Recent guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) spells out rights of pregnant women and warns employers that pregnancy is not a justification for treating women differently. "Pregnancy is not a justification for excluding women from jobs that they are qualified to ...[MORE]
Article 1956 Health insurance: Employers continue cost-shifts to employees
Actuarial firm Milliman recently reported a typical American family of four covered by an average employer-sponsored health plan will spend about $23,215 for healthcare in 2014. The 5.4% increase from the previous year is the lowest increase in the 12 years the firm has been keeping ...[MORE]
Article 1955 Employers’ response to healthcare reform
Aflac, a leading provider of voluntary insurance in the U.S., reports employers took several measures to reduce employee benefits in anticipation of healthcare reform. According to the Aflac study, businesses: Eliminated or delayed raises (32%). Eliminated or cut back on ...[MORE]
Article 1954 Simple steps reduce physician dispensing
Broadspire Services Inc., a TPA in Florida, saw a 47% drop in physician dispensing of drugs after it communicated directly with seven of the highest-dispensing physicians in Georgia, reports Business Insurance. The TPA sent letters to the physicians informing them that injured workers ...[MORE]
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9/25/2014
Situational Awareness in Healthcare: Perception in Space & Time

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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.