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Focus on safety for patients, workers can benefit both
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Integrating safety efforts for patients and workers in health care establishments can be a win-win for all involved and improve the bottom line, suggests a new monograph. It says there is a connection between worker safety and patient safety and that synergies can be created to benefit both. More



How should housing associations manage risk?
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Managing risk is a topical and controversial issue for housing associations. With three high-profile failures and frauds recently reported by the Homes and Communities Agency in its regulatory judgments, good governance is high on all boards' lists of priorities. The sector needs to find smarter ways to manage risk if it's to compete in a wider business marketplace. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of RiskWire, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of RIMS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

Reduce Your Electrical Safety Risk

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Feds offer businesses tips to survive flu season
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The 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual. As the nation braces for increased flu activity, now is the time to prepare yourself, your business and your employees. Not only is prevention important for physical health, it may impact your bottom line if your staff are out sick. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers the following tips to help you avoid illness and maintain business continuity. More

Farmers get creative with risk management
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As farmers look to the 2013 growing season, none relish the thought of having a repeat of 2012. After a year in which local farmers saw decimated tree fruit yields thanks to a spring freeze and scorched grain throughout the summer, national underwriting losses nearly topped $15 billion, according to Kansas State University. Farming has always been an industry with a healthy element of risk baked in, but under conditions like these, farmers have to find ways to manage that risk without breaking the bank. More



How emerging technology fights fraud in the call center
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As companies have gotten better at detecting and preventing online fraud in recent years, would-be criminals have redirected their efforts to the corporate call center. Financial services companies and retailers, for example, are reporting a rise in call center fraud, says Shirley Inscoe, a senior analyst with Aite Group, covering fraud and data security, in large part because "fraudsters tend to take the path of least resistance." To battle innovative attacks on call centers, enterprises and IT outsourcing service providers are looking to technologies like voice biometrics and behavioral analytics. More

AIG sponsors $400 million catastrophe bond for US hurricanes, earthquakes
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American International Group Inc. has sponsored a $400 million catastrophe bond with Compass Re Ltd., a Bermuda-based special purpose insurer, new York-based AIG said. The bond, which will provide peak-zone protection against U.S. hurricanes and earthquakes, was closed on Dec. 27, 2012, and will run through December 2014. The bond features an index trigger with state-specific payment factors, the company said. More

11 data security tips from health care industry experts
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What should a hospital or health system include in its New Year's resolution? Completing preparations to protect patient records and reduce data breach stress. The "Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security" by Ponemon Institute reports that data breaches in health care are growing; insider negligence is the root cause; and mobile devices pose threats to patients' protected health information. Data breaches don't have to be disastrous if organizations take steps to operationalize pre-breach and post-breach processes to better protect patient data and minimize breach impact. So, how can hospitals and health systems do this? More

Insurers' contingent commissions attacked
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Opposition is growing against a return to the contentious practice of insurance brokers receiving payments from underwriters that critics complain give the former incentives to avoid pursuing policyholders' claims. More

Your online reputation management guide for 2013
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Today, word of mouth exists primarily online. Reviews, searching, trends… they all exist online. So when someone says something about your brand, or wants to know something about your brand, guess where they go. You got it — online. With the changing of Google's algorithms and with the unlimited amount of tweets, blog posts, videos, comments, discussions and others that get published to the world wide Web on a daily — make it hourly — basis, if you aren't focusing on managing your online reputation in 2013, you may very well be at risk. More

Managing price risk: Turn volatility into stability
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Managing risk is critical for dairy farmers today. Volatility related to extreme weather, environmental regulations, immigration policy, trade agreements, management succession and — perhaps most significantly — price risk, behooves various forms of risk mitigation to remain competitive. A strategy that includes monitoring systems and comprehensive planning, risk-management tools and education can help turn volatility into opportunity. More


 

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