On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Bill Wright from the Atlanta office of Ringler Associates and guest Chris Risley, director of Risk Management Services at the Department of Administrative Services in Georgia, to take a look at a risk management success story from the state of Georgia. Larry, Bill and Chris discuss the Comprehensive Risk Control Program, reducing the accident rate for Georgia’s state fleet of vehicles by 25 percent over the last two years and what impact this program will ultimately have on the number of accidents and the savings for the people of Georgia.
According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, 90% of all medical malpractice lawsuits are brought by patients who have suffered permanent injury, or by those representing someone who have died as a result of malpractice. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Debra Price, an R.N and a medical risk management expert in Lincoln, Nebraska, to get an inside look into the world of medical risk management. Larry and Deb discuss the lack of documentation in patient care at hospitals and nursing homes, how the electronic world is impacting risk management and the importance of educating health care providers to prevent missteps in documentation.