The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

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Overview / Abstract:

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture.

Providers will determine the risks of transparency and be able to then design processes to advance learning, promote safety, and minimize risk while protecting data.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
• Define the term transparency as it relates to disclosure, critical analysis, and internal/external benchmarking
• Describe the tension between data protection and data sharing as well as the legal factors fueling this tension
• Design proactive processes to accelerate learning and maintain high reliability while also protecting important data
• Describe both the 'upside' and 'downside' risk of transparency


Mar 15, 2020


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME




$29 to $42

Credits / Hours



ACCME, Florida Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Barbara J. Youngberg, JD, MSW, BSN, FASHRM
Barbara Youngberg has been a senior lecturer in residence at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law since 2009 after serving for 10 years as an adjunct professor for the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy. She also is the Academic Director for the online health law program.

She is the author of numerous textbooks and articles on health care risk management, patient safety, insurance, risk finance, nursing ethics and health care law. Prior to completing law school Barbara was a registered nurse working in adult and pediatric intensive care units and trauma emergency departments in Chicago. Professor Youngberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan, a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois, and Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

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Keywords / Search Terms

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

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