Welcome to the Risk Management
Risk Management Coordinator - (719) 526-7215
Risk Management is a collective effort of all MEDDAC staff to minimize harm to patients, staff and visitors and reduce liability. This is accomplished through a coordinated program of monitoring and actions to reduce potential and actual harm and liability by:
What Risk Management does:
Potentially Compensable Event (PCE): A potentially compensable event is an adverse event that results in harm to a patient and presents a possible financial loss to the Federal Government as a subsequent malpractice claim or an AD death/disability payment. Any adverse event (to include those involving military members) that caused temporary harm or greater on the AHRQ Harm Scale is considered a PCE and will be documented, tracked, reviewed and analyzed to determine if the adverse event could have been avoided.
Significantly Involved Providers: Individuals who actively delivered care in either primary or consultative roles during the episode of care that gave rise to the allegation of malpractice. This applies to all disciplines not just privileged providers.
Sentinel Events: Unexpected incident involving death or major permanent loss of function not related to the patientís illness or underlying condition.
Root Cause Analysis (RCA): A thorough evaluation by a team involved in an incident aimed at determining the cause of an incident and developing a plan of action to prevent reoccurrence of that type of incident. RCAís are required on all Sentinel Events.
Sentinel Event Alert: Notifications published by TJC to improve the quality of health care provided to the public. These publications are posted on the EACH Intranet under Command Publications/Sentinel Alerts and our organizationís response is provide as an attachment.
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