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Departments & Programs,UW Hospital and Clinics

Risk Management

Risk Management - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics

The UWHC Risk Management Department is responsible for:

  • Insurance
    • Managing medical malpractice insurance program
    • Managing all other insurance
  • Claims management
    • Incident investigation
    • Pre-defense positioning
    • Defense preparation for trial
    • Credentialing information requests
  • Risk management education (for faculty, residents, hospital and clinic employees)
  • Risk management questions

Focus

What is risk management?

Simply…managing risk with the principle goals of optimum safety for patient, visitors and staff while maintaining or improving the financial impact on the organization.

The goals of a risk management program are for every employee to assist in managing risk by working to:

FAQ

How do I report an event or unsafe condition?

Utilize the UWHC Patient Safety Net (PSN) Event Reporting system.

I am a resident completing my training and applying for positions. How do I get my insurance coverage information and claims history for a potential new employer?

Contact Sue Statz at (608) 261-1327 and she will coordinate provision of this information for you. The Risk Management Department maintains a database that provides insurance coverage and claims history for employees and faculty.

What should I do when a piece of equipment or medical device fails or malfunctions?

Immediately sequester the equipment or device including any packaging and contact Kathleen Swanson at (608) 263-0994 to report the event. Complete a Patient Safety Net Event Report as well.

Resources

Departmental Structure

Forms

Guides

Tools

PSN (Patient Safety Net)

Related

Compliance

Legal Services

Research Billing Compliance Program

Worker's Compensation