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About Medical Risk Consulting

Medical Risk Consulting, LLC provides customized services for healthcare providers and institutions with a focus on clinical risk management, performance and process improvement and patient safety and quality programs.

The focus of MRC is to evaluate current practices, recognize opportunities for improvement and provide the evidence-based resources and training to maximize those opportunities.

Kelly can reduce the frequency and severity of physician malpractice claims better than anyone I have ever been associated with. Her tool box is full of proven assessments, educational modules and management guidelines to keep your physicians in your treatment rooms not in the court rooms. Our experience has proven Kelly will return for the physicians over 200% in premium reductions for every assessment and educational dollar invested.

– Roy Musgrove, Director
Aon Risk Insurance Services West, Inc.

Clients

Some of the benefits my clients report are:

  • Increased patient and staff satisfaction resulting in decreased staff turnover and repeat patient business.
  • Decreased near misses and actual adverse events resulting in fewer claims and legal costs.
  • Decreased waste and increased profits resulting in a stronger financial bottom line.
  • Increased sustainment of process improvement implementations resulting in permanent staff and physician behavior changes.

Client Results

  • Developed and directed the Oregon rural hospital Lean Transformation Collaborative. Within 7 months of training 4 hospitals reduced waste by 35% and saved over $300,000.00.
  • Increased The Doctors Company/Northwest Physicians Patient Safety Workshop satisfaction scores by 75%. Achieved by developing a closed claims analysis format emphasizing physician participation in the identification of medical errors and safety measures to prevent these errors.
  • In a 500 bed hospital in western Oregon:
    1. Overhauled the newborn assessment scoring system from one based on time to one based on clinical outcomes using RN led chart audits assessing critical thinking skills. Newborn assessment success rates went from an average of 80% to 99.9% in 2 months.
    2. Utilized LEAN thinking to 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) the mother-baby unit. Patient care items were put in the patient rooms to reduce time walking to supply rooms. This action alone saved each nurse 91 minutes per 8 hour shift of non-value-added time running for supplies and increased the amount of time for patient care at the bedside.
    3. Decreased the number of stocking carts in the unit from 6 to 3 resulting in a $1200.00/month inventory savings for the unit.
    4. Increased the efficiency of the discharge process using LEAN principles saving the hospital >$250,000.00 per year in one unit.

Clients

  • The Doctors Company/Northwest Physicians, Salem, OR
  • Salem Hospital, Salem, Oregon
  • Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Lake Oswego, OR
  • Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute, Lansing, MI
  • Keenan Healthcare, Sacramento, CA
  • AON Insurance Services, San Francisco, CA
  • Medical Resource Network, Portland, OR
  • Kahl Insurance Services, Englewood, CO
  • LifeWings Partners, LLC, Memphis, TN
  • Peace Harbor Hospital, Florence, OR

Contact Kelly Rinehart    •    Phone: 503-487-6113    • [email protected]

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