The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) recently announced that vice president for practice optimization, Carole Lambert, MPA, RN, will speak at the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM) 38th Annual Educational Conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Thursday, May 3 at 10:05 a.m. PDT.
According to the company, CAP is dedicated to providing doctors and hospitals with the tools to offer patients a seamless experience while mitigating the risk inherent with providing care. It specializes in evaluating office systems and documentation, including both paper and electronic health records, to help healthcare practitioners reduce risk.
Joining Lambert will be co-presenter Randie Minovitz, BSN, RN, director, ambulatory risk management at PIH Health Whittier, a nonprofit regional health network serving Southern California. Their presentation, entitled “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’: Risk Management in Ambulatory Care,” will outline key takeaways for medical risk management professionals as they navigate and continue to develop their strategies for effective practice administration specifically as it relates to ambulatory care. Attendees will take away the following key lessons:
• The evolution to complex patient care in the ambulatory setting;
• Behaviors that multiply risk in ambulatory care delivery;
• Strategies for responding to historic and emerging risk issues in the ambulatory setting.
“While there is a growing emphasis on ambulatory procedures in favor of costly and unnecessary hospital stays, there has not yet been an increased acknowledgement of risk issues in the ambulatory care setting,” Lambert said.
“This presentation considers sources of risk along the continuum of ambulatory care and outlines strategies for effective responses to the sources of risk, providing a vital resource for healthcare professionals and practices,” Minovitz added.
Last year, CAP released a comprehensive guide called the Risk Management Self-Assessment Kit, in order to provide a resource and a practical checklist for healthcare providers to help ensure that they are meeting mandated requirements and recommended guidelines to serve as a benchmark for excellence in their risk management.
Lambert is a member of the CAP Speakers Bureau, a group of experts and thought leaders in medical risk management, practice management, legal and public affairs.
For more information, please visit www.CAPphysicians.com.