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November 21, 2014

This Holiday Season, Share Your Passion for Your Profession. Give the Gift of ASHRM Membership.

Valuable member benefits at ASHRM help professionals like you make informed business decisions and prepare for the demands and regulations of managing risk in the ever-changing healthcare environment. When you give the gift of ASHRM membership to a friend or colleague, you build and strengthen your community dedicated to furthering patient safety. For more information, click here.


ASHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition Highlights!

ASHRM’s annual conference is the optimal learning, networking and career-building experience for risk management and patient safety professionals nationwide. With over 2,000 in attendance, thought provoking keynote speakers, six tracks and more than 70 concurrent sessions, ASHRM 2014 continues its tradition of delivering extraordinary education and professional development resources.

For those who were not able to attend, we’ve compiled annual conference highlights that include photos, award winners, new FASHRMs and more. Even as an attendee, with so many opportunities available, we realize that you may not have been able to attend every event on your list so we hope you all enjoy these ASHRM 2014 highlights as well.

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ASHRM’s Sharing in the Caring through Enterprise Risk Management Campaign – Submit Your “Why” Story Today!

Throughout 2014, ASHRM will be asking its members “What’s Your Why?” We want to know – in your words – WHY you do what you do every day and WHY you care so much. Click here for more information


Registration Now Open: ASHRM Academy 2015 – April 13-16, Tampa, Florida

Exercise Your Mind & Invigorate Your Spirit at ASHRM Academy 2015!

Register by the March 20, 2015 Early Bird Deadline to Save!

Save the Date for ASHRM Academy 2015 on April 13-16 in Tampa, Florida! ASHRM Academy attendees build their expertise in risk management and patient safety while relaxing in a spectacular retreat-like setting. Experience a balanced approach to learning as ASHRM Academy combines days of stimulating programs with healthful activities such as yoga classes and nature walks that promise an exceptional educational experience. For more information, click here.


Just Added—ASHRM University's New Courses Plus $10 Off November Course-of-the-Month!

ASHRM University’s on-demand learning lets you learn how you want, when you want.

With more than 70 learning opportunities available and new courses being added each month, ASHRM University offers a wide variety of relevant topics in several formats.  Plus, now you can take advantage of ASHRM U’s NEW Course-of-the-Month offering and save! For more information on new courses and to purchase a course of study at ASHRM University, click here.


Now Available – Active Risk Control Toolkit!

Better Solutions After Risk Assessment

The Active Risk Control (ARC) Toolkit is designed to provide the same kind of structured approach to risk control that RCA and FMEA provide for risk assessment. The ARC Toolkit is now available to ASHRM members only. For more information and to download the Toolkit, Click here.


ASHRM’s Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Again Receives International APEX Awards for Publishing Excellence!

2013 APEX Award

For the fourth year in a row, congratulations are due to the authors, contributors and Editorial Review Board of ASHRM's Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, whose work has been recognized with a 2014 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Regular Departments & Columns. In addition, Volume 33, Issue 1 of the Journal also received an Award of Excellence in the print category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. That brings the total to five Awards over the past four years. APEX 2014, the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence, is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications throughout the communication and publishing industry. To access the current issue of the Journal, Click here.


ASHRM Career Center: Expand Your Network of Possibilities

Utilize the ASHRM Career Center to search open positions specifically targeted to HRM professionals. ASHRM members can post their resumes and take advantage of the Career Learning Center for tips on resume creation, networking for career success, enhancing interview skills, and more. Through ASHRM’s partnership with the National Healthcare Career Network, ASHRM members have the opportunity to connect with healthcare employees through job searches, resume posts, and job alerts. Click here to access the Career Center.


Study Wisely for the CPHRM Exam with ASHRM's Prep Course: Online Series!

The CPHRM Exam Prep Course: Online Series is designed to assist eligible risk management professionals prepare for the CPHRM Exam, the industry's premier certification. This self-directed, online series focuses on content areas that may require a more in-depth review, plus, it identifies familiar content areas for a more cursory review. Studies correspond to the five major content areas of the CPHRM Exam.

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Visit the ASHRM Patient Safety Portal

ASHRM’s Patient Safety Portal includes links to tools and resources such as patient safety strategies, articles, videos, and other information specifically for HRM professionals. Click here to visit the Portal.


ASHRM White Paper Now Available! Enterprise Risk Management: A Framework for Success

Healthcare organizations have made significant strides in developing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs, but there is still much work to be done. To facilitate this process, ASHRM has defined ERM and created an ERM Framework for use in healthcare around which an ERM program can be formed. This white paper graphically displays the Framework and describes key structural components necessary in any healthcare setting. Use this Framework to help build consistency in your efforts to move ERM forward. To download the ERM Framework white paper, Click Here...


ASHRM White Paper Now Available! Serious Safety Events: A Focus on Harm Classification - Deviation in Care as Link Getting to Zero™ White Paper, Edition No. 2

This white paper provides healthcare professionals with a deeper understanding of how serious safety events are defined, classified and analyzed for harm prevention, as well as helping healthcare organizations consider strategies to reliably measure preventable harm, determine effectiveness of prevention techniques, practice consistent high-reliability methods and achieve safe and trusted healthcare. To download ASHRM’s SSE II White Paper for members, click here.


Now Available – ASHRM's Workplace Violence Toolkit!

Over half of all nonfatal workplace assaults occur in healthcare services* – build your prevention plan with ASHRM's Workplace Violence Toolkit.

The healthcare industry has become a focal point for security. The eruption of violence in waiting rooms and treatment areas is becoming increasingly common, compromising the safety of employees, nurses, physicians, patients and visitors. The emergency department is one of the most vulnerable settings for workplace violence. It's the most volatile area of the hospital, as dramatic life-and-death cases come through the front door.

The ASHRM Workplace Violence Toolkit demonstrates how to build a step-by-step program to prevent and de-escalate violent events at work. To learn more and download the Workplace Violence Toolkit for ASHRM members, click here.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010


Getting Involved with ASHRM

Do you have professional expertise you'd like to share? Consider volunteering your services to ASHRM. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available, such as writing for ASHRM's Risk Management Pearls, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, and the Forum quarterly newsletter. You may also join a work group that reviews educational assets for risk managers, or deliver an educational webinar. Click here for more information.

Join or Renew Your Membership Now!

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ASHRM's Call for 2015 Annual Conference Presentations and Webinar Proposals

Share your insights and expertise with your colleagues!

Are you interested in sharing an enriching experience to enhance the professional development of other risk management and patient safety professionals? Do you have a new idea that could improve the future of healthcare risk management or a fresh perspective about current and future trends? For more information, click here.


Just Launched! ASHRM's Updated Risk Management Pearls for Physician Offices, 3rd edition!

As physicians become employees of health systems, risk managers must be aware of contractual agreements with the new physicians as well as risk management issues in the ambulatory practice.

Exposures associated with these issues must be pragmatically addressed if we are to reach our goal of ensuring safe and trusted healthcare. Although at first the task may seem daunting, it is controllable.

In this Risk Management Pearls for Physician Offices, 3rd ed. we share a range of strategies aimed at reducing malpractice and business risk assembled from risk management professionals with a keen interest in, and understanding of, physician office practices.

Sold individually or in cost-saving 5-packs.

Click here to learn more and purchase ASHRM's Updated Risk Management Pearls for Physician Offices, 3rd edition!


Pre-Order the New, Updated CPHRM Exam Preparation Guide Today!

Study wisely for the CPHRM exam.
ASHRM's CPHRM Exam Preparation Guide is updated and organized according to the most current Certification Exam Content Outline. The guide's detailed format includes a number of useful features such as key terms, acronyms, organization by domains of practice and review questions and suggestions for additional resources. Intended to serve as an outline for exam preparation, the guide is also a resource for healthcare risk managers and patient safety professionals. For more information, click here.


Now Available – ASHRM/Aon 2014-2015 Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Report!

ASHRM/Aon 2014-2015 Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Report

Stable Medical Malpractice Environment Presents Opportunities to Reduce Cost of Risk

In 2014 our report delivers business intelligence specific to:

  • The link between quality of care and medical malpractice claim frequency
  • A survey of claim frequency and severity by cause of loss
  • Claim frequency and severity benchmarks by state

This information has been developed to help healthcare professionals better understand and estimate the costs – future and past – of medical malpractice.

Click Here for more information and to purchase your copy of the 2014 ASHRM/Aon Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Study today!


Now Available – Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Q4 Annual Conference Issue!

Program Guide

The Q4 Annual Conference issue of the quarterly Journal is now available! Stay in the know with the industry’s latest research studies, trends and new developments in healthcare risk management. Click here for detailed information.


Now Available! ASHRM's New Enterprise Risk Management Pearl for Integrating ERM into the Healthcare Culture

ASHRM's new Enterprise Risk Management Pearl for Integrating ERM into the Healthcare Culture summarizes how to incorporate ERM concepts and principles in decision-making processes at all levels so that ERM becomes an integral part of the organizational operating culture. For more information, Click here.


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