• Hard Pill to Swallow: Painful Liability Exposures with Opioids

    Opioid misuse is a national crisis in the US with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, regulatory and legal agencies, patients and families. The risk manager in each and every clinical setting, whether a hospital, outpatient practice, physician office, long term care, or ambulatory surgical center, is faced with emerging liability exposures and regulatory and legal requiremenIdentts related to opioid prescribing.

  • More than a Signature: Informed Consent

    Webinar opportunity: True informed consent is much more than a signature on a form. It is a process of communication, shared decision-making, mutual expectation-setting, and respect for a person's autonomy. Without it, patients are at risk for health consequences they don't understand, and providers are at risk for liability claims.

  • Webinar: Negligence or Criminal Activity? Prosecution for Unnecessary or Negligent Care

    Healthcare providers are being subjected to criminal charges resulting from actions which historically have been treated as civil negligence. Criminal cases differ from the civil cases we are accustomed to managing, and different claims management approaches are required.

  • HRM Week Webinar: Digital Health Applications

    Today’s healthcare environment has resulted in an increased demand for patient care services and fewer physicians to meet that demand. Digital health applications provide an innovative solution to the problem. Various applications have been developed or are currently under development to enhance patient care and provide effective contemporary care delivery models.

  • HRM Week

    Join the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management in celebrating HRM Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, June 19-23, 2017. This week is time to show your appreciation for the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do to ensure that patients receive safe and trusted health care.

  • Creating a Sepsis Management Plan

    Sepsis wreaks havoc on the lives of patients, families, and healthcare systems. It remains perplexing in its complexity, thereby soaring above other disease processes’ morbidity and mortality rates. Such complexity has created barriers towards favorable outcomes. Much like healthcare risk management, sepsis is everyone’s responsibility within a healthcare organization.

  • Can We Talk? Communication Gaps Cause Patient Harm

    Using real case studies, and an audience response system for interactive discussion, this presentation sheds light on the who, what, when, and where of miscommunication (human and electronic) and shares tangible solutions being implemented in organizations actively tackling this complex problem.

  • Webinar: Re-Designing Risk Mitigation

    Drawing actionable and predictive insights from risk and safety data is the holy grail of clinical risk management. The trouble is, these data sources provide an incomplete picture of the factors that foment litigation. The result is that too many risk mitigation initiatives fail because they mischaracterize the problem or garner too little frontline support.

  • New ASHRM Podcasts Streaming Now in ASHRM University

    Get insights and best practices directly from leaders in health care risk management with the just-launched ASHRM Podcast. This weekly program features bite-sized explorations of the issues that matter most ASHRM members. Each episode is available to stream for free on ASHRM University, your online learning destination.

  • What Risk Managers Need to Know about Plaintiffs' Reptile Strategy

    Hospital personnel, managing officers, staff physicians and administrative personnel are frequently subpoenaed to give deposition testimony, both in cases where the institution is a party and in those where it is not yet involved. By this point in time, most healthcare risk managers have likely heard of the "Reptile" approach to depositions and litigation being employed by plaintiff attorneys nationwide.

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