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July 26, 2014

Registration Now Open for the 2014 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition!

Don’t miss the most-attended ASHRM event of the year! Join over 2,000 engaged and informed colleagues at ASHRM 2014, October 26-29, in beautiful Anaheim, California. Register by Oct. 2 and SAVE $100! If you are not a member of ASHRM yet, join ASHRM when you register and receive a combined savings of $250! For more information or to register for ASHRM 2014, Click here.

Register for the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition before the Oct. 2 Early Bird Deadline to SAVE $100! Not a member of ASHRM yet? Join ASHRM before Oct. 2 and receive a savings of $250 on your Annual Conference registration fee.

To pay by check, via mail, click here. (PDF)


Call for Industry Partner Panelists Now Open: ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition!

ASHRM is seeking panelists who are registered for the Conference to participate in the Industry Partner Panels at the ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition,
Oct. 26-29, 2014. Please complete the online panelist application by the Aug. 1 deadline. For more information, Click here.


ASHRM 2014 Courses and Networking Events Tailored for Your Experience Level

It's not just about where your experience will take you. It's where you take your experience.

Whether you're new to HRM, mid-level or a seasoned veteran, ASHRM 2014 offers education and networking tailored to your specific needs, so you can take your learning to the next level. For more information about education and networking tailored for your experience level, Click Here.


Earn Up to 25.5 Continuing Education Credits in Less than a Week!

ASHRM 2014 brings you the expertise of presenters who are leaders in the field of healthcare risk management and patient safety. Through your Annual Conference participation, you can earn up to 12.5 CE credits or contact hours from a variety of accrediting associations. In addition, attendees may earn up to 13 ASHRM credits toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal. That's a combined total of 25.5 CE credits! For more information, Click here.


Magic Johnson, Business Owner, Philanthropist and NBA Hall of Famer, to Share “The Magic of Winning” with Conference Attendees.

Every year, ASHRM searches for an especially dynamic and accomplished keynote speaker to infuse new thought into the last day of the Annual Conference. We are thrilled that Magic Johnson is now part of our lineup as the closing keynote speaker! Be sure to stay until the end of the Annual Conference to see Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., one of the most sought-after speakers of the decade, share his wise thoughts about winning! Click here for more information.


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


Now Available – Active Risk Control Toolkit!

Better Risk Control for Prescribing Treatment

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 Elections – Remember to Vote!

ASHRM Elections 2015 – be sure to vote and help shape ASHRM's future!

ASHRM election of officers began on June 30. Your vote is very important! ASHRM's growth and success are determined to a great extent by the officers you choose. Use the ballot you received from ASHRM Elections 2015 at voter@associationelections.com.

Online voting closes at 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Make sure to vote for the following officers:

  • One President-Elect
  • Two members to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors
  • Three members to serve two-year terms on the Nominating Committee

Click Here for more information.


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.


Thank You for Celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week 2014!

Thank you for joining ASHRM in celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week 2014—a special time of year for risk managers and patient safety professionals as we celebrate our profession and ourselves. This year’s theme—Sharing in the Caring Through Enterprise Risk Management—continues to recognize the role all healthcare professionals play in promoting patient safety year-round. Be sure to visit ASHRM’s HRM Week Portal throughout the year. It’s packed with hot HRM topics, resources and up-to-date information you need to help keep patients safe. Again, thank you for joining the journey in 2014—Sharing in the Caring Through Enterprise Risk Management. It’s the next step to destination zero.

Click Here to go to ASHRM’s HRM Week Portal now.


Have you Updated Your ASHRM Profile?

Updating your ASHRM profile is simple and easy. By updating your profile online, you’re assured of receiving all of the valuable member benefits ASHRM has to offer, from ASHRM publications to access to the Career Center and member-only web content. Log in today to update your profile.

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.

Join or Renew Your Membership Now!

To learn more about membership
click here.


Call for Nominations: ASHRM's Distinguished Service Award 2014

Do you have a colleague who has made a significant contribution to ASHRM and the HRM profession? The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by ASHRM in recognition of a single achievement or lifetime contribution. Now is the time to recognize an ASHRM member whose contributions of time and talent have made a lasting impact on ASHRM. Deadline for submission of the Nomination Form is Friday, Aug. 29. For more information, Click Here.


Call for Volunteers Now Open!

Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience. The deadline for application submissions is Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

To express your interest in volunteering or to read more about ASHRM's committees and task forces, Click Here.


Just Added—ASHRM University Top-Rated 2013 Annual Conference Sessions, plus $10 Off Course-of -the-Month!

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

With more than 55 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 or to purchase a course of study at ASHRM University, click here.


Register Now for ASHRM’s August Webinar!

Hospitals and Post-Acute Care Providers: Shared Care, Shared Risks, Shared Responsibilities and Shared Outcomes

A hospital can incur financial risk and damage their reputation if a patient’s readmission within 30 days of discharge was preventable. To ensure the patient receives appropriate care, hospital risk managers are building better relationships with providers that are responsible for a patient’s care after discharge.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Click here for more information and to register.


Just Launched – ASHRM CPHRM Exam 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.

Click here for detailed information.


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.

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.


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