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How can Horton Safety Consulting Services help your Healthcare Business Operations?

How can Horton Safety Consulting Services help your Healthcare Business Operations?

Horton Safety Consultants can:

  • Be your dedicated safety professional for day to day interaction on your account. Tracking and trending of worker's compensation, property and general liability claims. Claims data review/comparison, analytics and benchmarking when applicable. 
  • Provide safety, health and compliance seminars. We have a wide variety of topics available or we can structure these specifically to the needs of your organization. 
  • Provide first-aid, CPR & AED training and certification for key company personnel.  
  • Provide routine training sessions for managers, supervisors and leads to ensure that facility safety and employee work practices are compliant with applicable OSHA standards and company directions.
  • Conduct safety observations and audits using the Predictive Solutions software platform. Predictive Solutions provides statistical probabilities regarding the occurrence of accidents and injuries. Formal reports with photographs depicting both safe and at risk practices and conditions will be distributed to key company personnel. Safety consultants will also review and provide feedback regarding site specific safety information required such as training programs and Job Hazard Analysis completion. Additional feedback regarding the results of the inspection will be provided to applicable supervisors prior to leaving the facility. 
  • Conduct a SAFE assessment which looks at nine essential elements of a successful safety and risk management program. Safety policies, procedures, accident investigation reports, disciplinary action policies, safety observations and audits, and a facility review are included in this extensive assessment. 
  • Conduct documented accident and injury investigations. The investigation report will include descriptions and a summary of events, root causes and recommended actions; photographs will be taken. Horton Safety Consultants will use these investigations to solicit ideas and suggestions from all employees on how to prevent similar injuries or accidents from occurring in the future.
  • Develop and implement an Accident Review Board (ARB). The Accident Review Board is made up of key company personnel who review and hold meetings to discuss significant accidents or near misses. At regular intervals, the injured or involved employee and their supervisor report to the ARB meetings to discuss what events transpired and what must be addressed to prevent future events.
  • Conduct a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Audit. Our COVID-19 Preparedness Audit includes an onsite facility evaluation of those key elements necessary for an effective exposure control plan. 
  • Administer a short and customizable survey to distribute to your staff to gauge interest in various safety & health initiatives. 
  • Distribute safety & health communications, flyers and events to clients in an easy to share format with your staff. Recent OSHA and/or CDC updates, events, success stories and best practices can be included in these communications. 
  • Advise on capabilities to perform Industrial Hygiene activities necessary to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA hazardous and toxic substances requirements, OSHA’s respiratory protection regulations and OSHA’s hearing conservation standard. 
  • Assist in organizing and providing safety resources to established committees. Safety & health account managers can attend virtual quarterly meetings. 
  • Advise on Bloodborne Pathogens Training - Employers whose employees are exposed to blood and body fluids during the course of work are subject to OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard, including training in the hazards associated with bloodborne pathogens and methods employees can use to protect themselves from those hazards.  
  • “Part-Time Safety Director” Services

Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Health Literacy in the Physician Practice

Did you know only 12% of adults are competent in health literacy? And nearly 9 out of 10 adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease and 14% of adults (30 million people) have extremely low health literacy?

Patients that a physician or provider may regard as “non-compliant”, may actually have a low health literacy issue. How is your organization identifying those "healthcare literacy" challenges?

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Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

Soaring Drug Prices Raise Tough Questions

The debate over exorbitant prices has its roots in a longer generational story that has redefined the priorities and the organization of the pharmaceutical industry over the years.

Are we not being set up for a tradeoff: In exchange for accelerated progress, we shell out for erratic, punishing prices as high as the market will bear?

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Goodbye, Dr. Welby

Goodbye, Dr. Welby

Goodbye, Dr. Welby

It's so hard to be a general practitioner (GP) nowadays that two out of three doctors themselves recommend becoming a nurse practitioner instead. Older doctors will go through growing pains as they adapt to the new reality of medicine. But the long-term outlook is bright: This paradigm shift toward group practice could usher in a new health care model entirely, where efficiency, produc­tivity, and doctor satisfaction all benefit.

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Issues to Watch

Issues to Watch

We’ve compiled a list of critical issues and topics for executives to keep on their radar for this calendar year.

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

2015 Healthcare Industry Watch List

The more you know about what lies ahead, the more you can prepare for tomorrow. Be prepared to find risks and opportunities by following emerging trends. From market conditions to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), know what matters in 2015 and beyond. 

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Article: Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety (Healthcare)

Article:  Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety (Healthcare)

Communications & The Effect on Patient Safety

Communication is essential among healthcare providers and teams.  An overwhelming majority of medical malpractice claims stem from either a lack of communication among healthcare providers or the lack of documentation of such communication.

The key component to promoting patient safety and improved quality of care begins with communication.  Without this connection, the quality of patient care diminishes quickly.

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Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

 

Coming Soon, Health Care Anywhere

Neil Howe, a Horton Future Forum speaker, writes on the changing landscape of health care delivery

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Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts

Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts

Legal Liability & Physician Employment Contracts 

One area deserving attention is medical malpractice tail insurance. Having tail issues clearly spelled out in an employment contract can protect both parties from headaches and potential coverage gaps at the time of separation.

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Out of Pocket Health Costs - The New Consumer Debt

 

Out of Pocket Health Costs - The New Consumer Debt

Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich, a Horton Future Forum speaker and economic expert, discusses the future debt crisis for consumers.

 

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