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The Central Line

Hospital and facility-focused news issued three times per year


04
Jun

Alarm fatigue has been identified as a top-ten risk area in hospitals for over a decade. The Joint Commission added a National Patient Safety Goal® on...

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10
Mar

The case suggests that federal courts may be reluctant to allow plaintiff attorneys to add hospital defendants using allegations that properly fall wi...

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27
Feb

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare community today.

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12
Dec

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has promulgated rules that modify hospital licensure requirements that may affect certain hospitals. This rul...

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12
Dec

A large quality improvement project has demonstrated that when facilities follow an enhanced recovery protocol for patients undergoing bariatric surge...

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12
Dec

In late September 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Fi...

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12
Dec

Is your hospital ensuring that your affiliated practices and clinics are adopting policies and procedures to account for deaf and hard of hearing pati...

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12
Dec

LAMMICO’s Patient Safety Award and Grant program is entering its fifth year. Since inception of the program, we’ve given more than $40,000...

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12
Dec

The patient safety organization ECRI Institute released its 2020 list of the top 10 technology hazards in healthcare facilities.

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12
Dec

In 2020, The Central Line will move to an email newsletter format and will no longer be mailed in a hardcopy edition three times a year.

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09
Oct

Congratulations to the recipient of the 4th Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant: Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, Louisiana, w...

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09
Oct

Plaintiffs frequently test the boundaries of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act (LMMA) by arguing the defendant healthcare provider’s alleged negli...

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09
Oct

Did you know that all LAMMICO insured hospitals and eligible ambulatory surgery centers could earn up to a 10% discount on their LAMMICO renewal premi...

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08
Oct

The handoff in medicine has been defined as a process “in which patient care and accountability is transferred from one clinician (or team of clinicia...

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12
Jun

LAMMICO has created an online Physician Job Board as a tool for insureds to post and find open physician positions and to help practices fill open job...

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26
Nov

Effective August 1, 2018, Louisiana has a new and expanded definition of personal private information.

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15
Nov

Under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act (“the Act”), damages are limited or “capped” at $500,000 plus medical expenses in cases filed against heal...

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15
Nov

The LAMMICO Risk Management Hospital Premium Discount Program was established to reward hospitals and eligible ambulatory surgery centers that improve...

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15
Nov

Could the healthcare professionals at your facility be carefully following hand hygiene protocols but still spreading bacteria via their stethoscopes?...

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03
Oct

Is a staff member’s use of a patient’s full name in the waiting room considered a HIPAA violation?

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28
Sep

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) have issued congruent rules governing physician...

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28
Sep

To address this growing and often unrecognized issue of nursing burnout, LAMMICO has developed a continuing education program designed specifically fo...

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28
Sep

The ADA compels healthcare providers to accommodate patients with disabilities, including allowing some types of animals in the treatment room.

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28
Sep

The applicable laws relating to audio-visual recording in a healthcare setting are frequently misunderstood.

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28
Sep

LAMMICO insures hospitals, facilities, physicians and mid-level providers – giving you the benefit of working with a single carrier to effectively cov...

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