RCM&D’s Linda Jones was invited to speak at the Maryland-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management Educational Program on June 12th at the DoubleTree Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel.
The Education Session focused on recent verdicts, appellate cases and legislative changes and was well attended by the society’s members, including risk managers and patient safety professionals. Presentations were given by J. Mark Coulson, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, PC; John R. Stierhoff, Partner, Venable, LLP; and Linda E. Jones, Managing Director of Healthcare, RCM&D and COO of SISCO.
Linda provided insight to the recent large verdicts and settlements in the region and provided examples of inflated malpractice damages. She shared important cyber and privacy exposures, including the top medical devices containing PHI most vulnerable to cyber attacks, and the staggering costs behind a data breach. She reviewed the overall economic impact of data breach incidents in the past two years as well as the quantity of compromised medical records. Linda also revealed astonishing statistics and costs in relation to healthcare fraud and abuse.
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