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Business of Healthcare

May 2, 2019

CHRISTUS chief clinical officer John Gillean, MD, MHA, among his many responsibilities, guides his organization’s insurance captive to reduce operating costs and improve patient safety. While supporting the system’s core patient care mission, this lowered total system cost of risk from $100 million to $50 million....


Apr 19, 2019

Larry Smith and Rachel Leyko of MedStar Health explain Early Intervention, their journeys to advocacy and evidence of lowers costs and better outcomes for patients, families and clinicians. 

Medical error resulting in patient injury may lead healthcare personnel to withdraw from patients and withhold information for...


Apr 10, 2019

Becky Gernon, MD of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and Peggy DeCarlis, recently retired from New Directions Behavioral Health, report on integrating behavioral health into primary care clinics and their recently published results showing 10.8% population health cost savings.

Deployed through Blue KC's Spira...


Mar 6, 2019

Medical professional liability insurance premiums may rise and cyber security may become a factor.  Leading MPL underwriting expert Nat Cross, Beazley Group’s Healthcare Leader, forecasts premium trends and explains the drivers.  Cyber security may be an emerging MPL risk as internet-connected biomedical devices such...


Feb 19, 2019

Michelle Johns, Chief Risk Officer of IU Health and Bob Chaput, Executive Chairman of Clearwater discuss their innovative work benchmarking risk within and between large health systems.  They also explore why insurance captives have become so strategically important to patient safety innovation.