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April 23, 2014

ASHRM Academy is Days Away

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Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Earn up to 26 Continuing Education Credits – Register Today!

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ASHRM 2015 Research Grants - Call for Letters of Intent

Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), a Personal Membership Group of the American Hospital Association, announces its 2015 Research Grants program. The ASHRM program seeks to stimulate research on healthcare risk management and patient safety issues, and supports research projects that are either quantitative or qualitative in nature. Click Here for more information.


Call for Poster Presentations: Share Your HRM Projects at the 2014 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition

Deadline This Week! Closing Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Is your hospital or organization an innovator in healthcare risk management? Are you breaking new ground with projects that are improving the quality, efficiency, and affordability of healthcare in your community? If so, now is your opportunity to share your success stories with your risk management colleagues! ASHRM invites you to submit your project for a poster presentation to be part of the Innovation Center at the 2014 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition. A limited number of exceptional programs will be featured in the Innovation Center. Click here for more information.


Save the Date: HRM Week 2014 is June 16-20!

It's not too early to think about spreading the word about the importance of our profession during Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week. ASHRM will make it easy for you to deliver your message by providing materials you can customize and share with staff at your healthcare organization. And stay tuned for information on a webinar to be held
June 18! Click here for more information.


2014 HRM Week Gifts Now Available – Shop Today!

Order by May 29 to guarantee shipping in time for your event!

Healthcare Risk Management Week is the time to raise awareness about our profession and motivate your hard-working team with gifts featuring the HRM Week 2014 logo. ASHRM's exciting collection of NEW gifts is the perfect way to show your appreciation and make this year a special celebration! Click here to shop now!


ASHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition: Save the Date

Join the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) at the 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, October 26-29 in beautiful Anaheim, CA. Registration will open in the middle of May, so be sure to sign up early to receive your Early Bird discount!

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ASHRM’s Sharing in the Caring 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


ASHRM’s Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Receives Third APEX Award

2013 APEX Award

For the third 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 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Regular Departments & Columns. APEX 2013, the 25th 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.

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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ASHRM Has Gone Social!

Stay connected to ASHRM through the social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. “Like” the ASHRM Facebook page and keep up on the latest ASHRM information. You can also join the healthcare risk management discussion on Twitter: @ASHRM_AHA. And don't forget to participate in professional conversations with ASHRM’s LinkedIn group. Click here for more information.

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.

Register Now for ASHRM’s May Webinar!

Boarding and Crowding: Cause and Effect

May’s webinar explains the complex issues associated with emergency department boarding and crowding. The speaker will discuss operational, quality and patient safety issues. The audience will learn how to thoroughly identify complex issues and find solutions for improving patient outcomes.

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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.

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ASHRM and AHLA Launch New Webinar Series: ERM in Health Care Organizations

ASHRM Members – Register Today and Receive the AHLA Member Rate!

Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care Organizations
March-May 2014

This webinar series provides an in-depth look at the use of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the health care setting, including an introduction to ERM concepts through advanced use of ERM tools and methodology. The series will also provide practical advice on the implementation of ERM in a variety of health care settings as well as charting the use of ERM in the fast-changing health care legal and regulatory environment. The webinars in this series are designed to educate health care lawyers and risk managers on most aspects of ERM and will be of interest to in-house counsel, risk managers, litigators, and regulatory health care lawyers.

Click here to register for the entire series or individual sessions today!

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ASHRM’s NEW Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part I and Part II

Medication safety challenges have been, and continue to be, a priority for consumers, providers, regulatory/accreditation agencies, and healthcare leaders. Although medications are intended to benefit patients, the medication-use system is a potentially high-risk and error-prone component of the healthcare delivery system in both inpatient and outpatient delivery systems. ASHRM’s new Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part I and Part II summarize medication error prevention strategies and practices that are effective in reducing and eliminating patient harm.

Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part I describes a systems approach to medication safety. It focuses on defining and identifying sources of medication errors, the role of the HRM professional in medication safety initiatives, and emerging issues and challenges.

Click here to learn more about the Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part I.


Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part II covers special medication topics, specific populations and care settings, and technology and equipment for the medication-use process.

Click here to learn more about the Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part II.

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.

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ASHRM's Career Center connects ASHRM members with employment opportunities targeted specifically towards HRM professionals. Visit the Career Center to search jobs or post your resume.
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ASHRM’s Vendors Directory features a list of industry-specific products and services of interest to members working in the clinical, insurance, and law aspects of healthcare risk management. Click here to search the directory.

Financial Support

The ASHRM Educational Scholarship and Grant Program supports professional development through grants and scholarships for education and research awards.
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