Hospital Administrator Expert
Hospital administrators are tasked with ensuring the safety, efficacy, and financial solvency of their hospital. This means that they must vigilantly monitor the hospital at all times so that everything is in accordance with safety laws, codes, and standards.
In a medical malpractice case, a hospital administrator will review the hospital’s policies and procedures based on the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). A hospital administrator can determine whether or not the hospital’s specific actions are in compliance with the JCAHO standards. If the standards outlined by the JCAHO have not been upheld by all of the hospital’s physicians, nurses, and staff members, that is considered a departure from the standard of care. A hospital administrator can be a key expert witness in a medical malpractice case by identifying actionable areas of negligence or medical error. If no malpractice is identified, you can close the case rather than pursuing a time-consuming and costly trial.
1) “The Emergency Department and Corporate Responsibility”
The evaluation of patient care in the hospital emergency department often focuses only on the care itself and the practitioners that delivered that care. Too often, the responsibilities of the hospital in providing that care is overlooked or not looked at from the perspective of their corporate responsibilities. This is where a Hospital Administration Expert will answer those questions and fill the need from the corporate perspective.
2) “Evaluating Hospital Corporate Responsibilities in Medical Malpractice Cases”
Medical malpractice cases require stringent and comprehensive clinical review and attorneys always employ medical experts to review their cases. Often overlooked is the use of a hospital administration expert who can add significantly to the case by evaluating the corporate responsibilities of the hospital involved in the matter.
3) “Role of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Standards in Med Mal Cases”
Lawyers often ask me to explain how I use the JCAHO standards in evaluating medical malpractice cases and whether this evaluation will assist them in their pursuit of justice for their clients. I usually start my explanation with a brief history of the Joint Commission and its role in hospital operations and reimbursement.
4) “How to Increase Recovery in Your Medical Malpractice Cases – Keep the Hospital in the Case”
Medical malpractice cases obviously require clinical review and lawyers realize that they must employ medical experts to review their cases. Often overlooked is the use of a hospital administration expert who can add significantly to the case by looking at the corporate responsibilities of the hospital. Adding this type of expert to your team provides the opportunity to increase your recovery by including the mandated insured capacity of the hospital in the case. In addition, the hospital always has an interest in the results of the case and can provide leverage on the involved physicians as the case moves forward.
5) “Hospital Falls – Malpractice Cases”
Common issues associated with nurses and hospitals are falls due to the lack of the use of rails. An elderly confused patient, or a patient narcotized with pain medicine or sedatives, requires full length side rails up so they can’t fall out of bed.
6) “Veterans Hospitals and Medical Malpractice Actions”
As a result of recent directives, Veterans Administration hospitals now are surveyed and accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). The Joint Commission accredits all 152 VA medical facilities in the United States and has been doing so for at least 6 years.
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