Announcements

  • 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.

  • ASHRM Academy 2017 - Sign Up for More Information

    Sign up for our mailing list to get all the details about ASHRM Academy 2017. This will allow ASHRM tol notify you as soon as the course offerings and registration information becomes available.

  • Transgender Health Issues in Risk Management

    The issues and challenges facing transgender health care and the associate risks are multiplying in the US. As the number of laws and regulations increase that support the transgender community, there are social backlashes that both ignite and inflame both sides of the issue.

  • Practical Strategies for Informed Refusal for Tests or Treatment

    Insights into effective communication and documentation approaches for managing informed refusal to tests or treatment.

  • 3-D Printing, Droids and Drones in Healthcare & the Essentials on Conducting an ERM Risk Assessment

    This webinar will discuss some trends with 3-D printing, droids and drones and project future use in the healthcare industry. Then the presentation will focus on the ERM framework and how to conduct a risk assessment for this type of technology.

  • Enhancing Patient Safety Through Quality Medication Management

    In 2000, the IOM estimated that between 44,000-98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medication errors. They also noted that 1:50 admissions experienced a preventable adverse drug event. More recently, a study at Mass General Hospital cited drug-related errors in 50% of their surgical procedures. Dr. Vitcov will discuss medication management issues providers face in the ambulatory setting today as well as how to mitigate the risks of errors and to improve patient safety.

  • ROI for Patient Safety: Demonstrating the Value of Risk Management

    In today’s changing healthcare environment there is an overwhelming need to demonstrate the value reation that enterprise risk management can bring to healthcare. For risk managers, it is no longer just about reacting to identified adverse clinical events but rather focusing on those competencies needed to play a significant role in proactively decreasing risk and being part of the healthcare decision making process. Patient safety can and should be a significant focus of these efforts not only for the benefit of the patients and their families but also for the financial difference it can make to the organization. Being prepared to demonstrate through appropriate metrics and analysis how patient safety initiatives can create value and provide a significant return on investment for the organization can enhance the importance and role of today’s risk manager. This program is designed to provide the risk manager with concepts and ideas on how they can promote patient safety with the appropriate metrics and analysis to demonstrate its value to healthcare and show that patient safety does make “cents.”

  • Characterizing the ideal highly reliable work setting

    Join us for this can't-miss webinar! Healthcare is undergoing a profound transformation to value based care, which requires visible, standardized processes of care that insure safe care and reduce risk. Risk managers have a valuable and unique perspective and skill set to help inform this process.

  • HRM Week Webinar: Managing Cyber Risks – Making a World of Difference in the Digital Healthcare Age

    In this webinar, two experts will present their insights, including scope of cyber coverage, how cyber coverage interrelates with your current insurance program, and strategies and techniques to mitigate the risk and create value for your organization. By proactively addressing cyber threats, risk managers can help make a difference in the digital healthcare age.

  • ROI for Patient Safety: Demonstrating the Value of Risk Management

    This webinar will focus on the value risk managers can provide to their organization through patient safety initiatives that provide a return on investment.

  • HRM Week 2016 - June 20-24

    Join the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management in celebrating HRM Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, June 20-24, 2016. 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.

  • Call for Applicants: ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety

    The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is pleased to announce the inaugural ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation. This award will recognize organizational excellence in patient safety; and celebrate the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety across the health care enterprise.

    ASHRM is seeking applications for the 2016 ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation through June 1, 2016. Award recipients will receive two complimentary registrations to the ASHRM Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on September 25-28 and recognition at the conference.

    This award will recognize an organization that has implemented an initiative or program in patient safety that fulfills the selection criteria below:

    Selection Criteria:

    Demonstrates a new approach that has not yet gained national exposure
    Promotes an organizational culture of safety
    Supports collaboration with other providers and within the continuum of care
    Provides a system that can be replicated or adapted by other organizations

    All Applicants MUST:

    Complete all sections of the application
    Provide supplemental materials as requested
    Submit an application - Deadline is June 1, 2016

  • Proactive Risk Management – Working with Patient Safety

    Join us on March 23 to learn more about how patient safety stems from mindfulness and a constant, unrelenting effort to create, nurture and sustain learning systems in work settings.

  • AIM – A National Program to promote safe maternity care

    Join us on March 31 for an overview of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health Care as it relates to risk management for the most frequent reason for hospital admissions.