Two AHC Media publications, Emergency Medicine Reports and Healthcare Risk Management, are finalists in the annual Jesse H. Neal Awards for best business-to-business journalism.

The publications each face three others for a final ranking, which will be announced on Friday, March 27, at Pier 60 in New York City.

Healthcare Risk Management is a finalist in the Best Subject-related Package category for our June 2014 issue laying out the hazards and successes of whistleblowers in healthcare management.

From the issue's executive summary:

"Any professional, ethical risk manager knows the right thing to do upon finding evidence of fraud within the healthcare employer. Notifying senior leadership and taking corrective action comes naturally. But what if senior leadership doesn't act to stop the fraud and make amends? At what point do you, the risk manager, pick up the phone and report the fraud to outside regulators? Can you become a whistleblower? You can become a whistleblower, and in some situations you are ethically and professionally obligated to do so, according to experts consulted by Healthcare Risk Management. But that step is fraught with tremendous career risks and should be taken only after you are certain all other remedies have been tried, they say."

No other publication in healthcare offers more of the latest peer reviewed news, blended with dozens of ideas, strategies, and recommendations for reducing healthcare facilities' risks and liabilities. Healthcare Risk Management provides the most practical, authoritative guidance available for healthcare risk managers by covering the broad range of challenges they face.

You can read the issue here.

Emergency Medicine Reports is a finalist in the Best Instructional Content category for our June 1, 2014, monograph for emergency department physicians on ways to improve the often dangerous practice of prescribing highly addictive opioids to patients who may or may not be in pain.

From the issue's executive summary by J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD, Physician Editor, and Chair, Emergency Medicine Department, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ:

"How do you deal with patients who request parenteral opioids for exacerbation of chronic pain and then want refills of their potent analgesics on discharge? If you are like me, painfully, often with frustration and hostility; this issue should therefore be of interest."

You can read the issue here.

For more than 30 years, emergency physicians have counted on Emergency Medicine Reports for concise and reliable coverage of the most up-to-date information on emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Reports gives a quick-read, 12-page monograph 26 times a year on the most important clinical topics in emergency medicine. With useful tables, diagnostic images, and clinical pathways, plus valuable CME credits in each issue, emergency department physicians have the latest information to help them provide great care to their patients.

In previous years, AHC Media publications have won awards from the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. Our best year was last year when AHC Media won eight awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association, recognizing the quality of our blogs, monographs and journalism the fields of pediatrics, emergency medicine, risk management, and infection control.