FMCSA to Study Correlation between Preventable Accidents and Future Crash Risk

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In response to transportation industry stakeholders requesting the consideration of accident accountability into Safety Measurement System (SMS) scoring, and in a continuing effort to improve, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it will conduct a 12 month long study into “crash weighting.” Currently, the Crash Indicator in the SMS includes all […]

NHTSA Report Reveals Accident Data Involving Large Trucks

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A recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals the importance for transportation companies to maintain an effective and compliant employment screening program. The 2010 Traffic Safety Facts – Large Trucks report reveals that large trucks were involved in 276,000 accidents in 2010, resulting in 80,000 injuries and 3,675 fatalities. While the […]

3 Best Practices to Help Prevent Workplace Violence

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A single workplace violence incident can have a devastating impact on the victim(s) as well as his or her employer. The side effects can linger long after the incident, and can have a wide-ranging impact on the employer and its bottom line. Therefore, it is critical that employers take steps to help prevent the occurrence of […]

HCAHPS Focus: 3 Ways HR can Impact the “Always” Response

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by HealthcareSource, a leading provider of talent management solutions for health care. Hospitals across the country are feeling the pressure to improve their Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores. The HCAHPS survey measures patients’ perspectives on short-term acute care facilities and impacts the level of reimbursement hospitals receive from the […]

Security of Patient Data Survey Reveals Due Diligence is Spotty for Third Party Vendors

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by Brian Lapidus, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, Kroll Advisory Solutions Just weeks after the launch of the 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, the third installment of a survey Kroll Advisory Solutions conducts bi-annually of healthcare provider facilities in the United States, I remain amazed at the data that we learned from […]