Category Archives: Health Care

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Telemedicine Law and Liability: 2015


Telemedicine has been growing exponentially in recent years and will continue to do so over the next decade. Telemedicine has the potential to improve care and reduce cost, goals fully consistent with the aims of health care reform. Indeed it … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Health Care Risk – Ebola Outbreak

Scariest risks 2014

I remember back to the simple days of being a hobo, or a clown or our favorite cartoon character for Halloween, wearing those claustrophobic plastic masks that never kept the eye holes where you could see (Casper the Friendly Ghost- … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Ebola Reveals Weaknesses in Provider Preparedness

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The world is in the midst of an officially declared public health emergency with the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately the world has also discovered that—though we (health care) train and educate and write detailed disaster response plans—to date there have been … Continue reading →

Health Care Professional Liability: New Data

stethoscope charts

Earlier this month at the Willis Health Care Practice’s Annual Forum, representatives from three of the leading malpractice claims databases in the industry shared what their data is telling them. The overlap was striking. Continue reading →

Checkup Time for Health Care Professionals

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Change in U.S. health care often seems to be moving at the pace of an ambulance with its lights and sirens on. Fast. We hear a lot these days about the changes that health insurance buyers are facing with Obamacare, … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2013

Scariest Risks

Halloween season always puts us in a dark frame of mind here at WillisWire, reflecting not on ghosts and goblins but on all the scary risks we help our clients prepare for.  This year, 18 of our bloggers submitted the … Continue reading →

Misdiagnosis: The Most Common Source of Malpractice Claims–Persistently

Doctor upset

BMJ recently reported "missed diagnoses were the most common source of malpractice claims." Long an issue, misdiagnosis rates may be about to get worse. Continue reading →

Re-Engineering Your Hospital Risk Management Department for a Post Health Care Reform Era

healthcare reform

In the world of decreasing reimbursements, risk managers of not-for-profit hospitals will have to work diligently to show their value to the organization. Continue reading →