Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Hosts Tenth Annual Risk Management Conference

Event to Provide Professional Education on Best Practices

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), the second largest medical malpractice insurer in New York state, today announced that it will host its Tenth Annual Risk Management Conference on Thursday, November 18th at the Helmsley Hotel in New York City. The full-day conference, which is geared towards hospital risk managers, healthcare administrators and clinicians, is comprised of a series of presentations and workshop sessions focused on emerging issues, case studies, public policy and future trends in medical malpractice.

The purpose of the conference is to generate new ideas and promote best practices in performance improvement and patient safety. More than 100 participants will learn practical approaches and implementation strategies for high risk areas, and have an opportunity to share ideas with peers from like facilities.

“Over the past decade our conferences always have a motivated audience and a productive dialogue on approaches to risk management and the provision of care,” said Jeanne Braun, Executive Vice President of PRI. “We’re confident that the sessions and presenters at this, our conference’s tenth anniversary, will continue that tradition.”

In addition to break-out sessions on long term care, ambulatory care and acute care, the conference features a variety of compelling guest speakers:

  • Howard S. Berliner, Sc.D., Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, will speak on the current status of health care reform as well as its outlook and what administrators need to watch for;
  • Michael Leonard, M.D., Principal, Pascal Metrics, Inc., Physician Leader for Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente, Faculty Member Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Washington, D.C. will present “Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare;”
  • Donna Galer, Executive Vice President and CAO, Retired. Zurich Financial Services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina will discuss dynamic risk analysis in the healthcare sector;
  • and Fred Kipperman, Esq., Associate Director, RAND Institute for Civil Justice in Santa Monica, California, will present the Institute’s unique findings on the relationship between patient safety initiatives and claims experience.

“Our Risk Management Conference is one of the significant ways we partner with our insureds to promote creative solutions to today’s risk management challenges,” said Braun. “The industry is rapidly changing and it’s critical that all parties remain informed.”

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About Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), headquartered in Long Island, New York, is a leading provider of professional liability insurance to physicians and medical facilities. As the second largest medical malpractice insurer in New York State and one of the Top Ten in the country, PRI is recognized as one of the most respected names in medical malpractice insurance. Founded in 1982 by doctors to serve the healthcare industry and its professionals, PRI continues to be a leader providing coverage and innovative products that anticipate the needs and further the financial goals of policyholders, and offers key services to help improve the liability environment for doctors, chiropractors, dentists and healthcare facilities


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