Give the gift that will give throughout 2014 – an annual membership to ASHRM! It's the perfect gift for a colleague, friend or family member involved in the field of healthcare risk management or patient safety.
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Enterprise risk management (ERM) requires a system-wide, integrated approach to addressing risk in your organization. The foundation for your organization’s approach is the enterprise risk management plan. ASHRM’s NEW Risk Management Pearls: Applying ERM explains how to obtain buy-in from the governing body and all stakeholders; how to link the plan with other organizational initiatives; how to roll out the plan; and how to monitor and communicate your organization’s ERM effectiveness.
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The barrage of technological, organizational and legal changes will continue to be commonplace in the healthcare industry. As a result, new and additional forms of risk will arise. Today’s healthcare risk manager must be able to identify and address these issues. The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) approach efficiently and effectively addresses organizational-wide risk, especially in unpredictable and ever-changing environments, and ultimately helps improve patient safety. ASHRM’s NEW Risk Management Pearls for Enterprise Risk Management: The Foundation is designed to help you understand ERM, how it can benefit your organization and help improve patient safety. ERM: The Foundation begins with an overview of ERM, and progresses to implementation of an ERM program and its benefits. Click Here to learn more.
Education, networking and social events captured in ASHRM's 2013 Photo Gallery keep this year's memorable event more than just a memory. Click Here for the ASHRM 2013 photo gallery. Be sure to stop by ASHRM's Facebook Page to see additional photos shared during the conference.
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If you missed the "Everyone is a Risk Manager" video at ASHRM 2013, be sure to watch it now! Shot on location with a Steadicam in a Chicago Emergency Department, the video features four healthcare professionals talking about how they handled a crisis situation after a large storm, while still being able to provide safe and trusted healthcare in any situation. The production debuted on Sunday, October 27, in Austin, Texas to more than 2,000 healthcare risk managers. Click Here to watch it now.
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’s NEW Healthcare Risk Management Pearls for Obstetrics: Part I and Part II provide the tools for healthcare risk managers, patient safety professionals, providers and administrators to help decrease risk and improve the safety in the delivery of care to pregnant women and their babies. All of the chapters provide succinct risk management strategies that can be easily implemented. Sold individually or in cost-saving 5-packs!
Risk Management Pearls for Obstetrics: Part I begins with an introduction to risk management issues in obstetrical care. It focuses on several major areas including how to establish a culture of safety in the perinatal unit, specific risk reduction techniques during the delivery of obstetrical services, new CMS core measures, how to resolve ethical issues, and exploring new trends, such as body piercing and stem cell collection.
Risk Management Pearls for Obstetrics: Part II focuses on risk management issues with informed consent, documentation issues with electronic medical records, regulatory issues, risk management issues concerning the newborn and well-baby care, and risk management strategies during bereavement.
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Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Entities addresses the need for and implementation of a comprehensive risk management process and plan that encompasses the entire enterprise and crosses departmental barriers. The coverage begins with an overview of enterprise risk management (ERM) and its evolution, including a discussion of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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Looking to get the attention of healthcare risk managers and patient safety professionals? Advertise in the award-winning Journal of Healthcare Risk Management and purchase the ASHRM mail list to reach nearly 6,000 educated, engaged and motivated HRM professionals. ASHRM members represent a variety of healthcare-related entities with risk management, patient safety, clinical, insurance, legal and financial interests. Click Here for more details.
It is a unique world that Healthcare Risk Managers live in; regarded as leaders which can result in periodic public scrutiny. As reflected in the ASHRM vision, we see our role as advocates for safe and trusted healthcare. We recognize that by bestowing the best care to our patients we are also able to provide financial savings to the organizations we serve.
After a recent article that decried Healthcare Risk Managers as inhibitors of transparent care (Elliott, 2013), ASHRM resurrected the 2003 Monographs with the question: Are these as relevant today as they were ten years ago? Do risk managers support a culture of transparency? A recent peer review of the monographs resulted with a resounding “yes!”
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Join the ASHRM Career Center and search more than 150 open positions, expose your resume to nearly 6,000 ASHRM members, and gain the opportunity to be found by an additional 50,000 employers searching for candidates through ASHRM's participation in the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN). Click Here to start your career search.
ASHRM is currently seeking presenters for next year's annual conference at the Anaheim Convention Center, October 26-29, 2014. If you would like to share a new idea or unique experience that will help advance the healthcare risk management profession and careers of other risk managers, or if you have a fresh perspective about current and future trends, we want to hear from you. Hurry – the deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013. Click Here for submission information.
The presenter of this webinar, Josh Hyatt, DHSc(c), MHL, CPHRM, will cover a basic overview of medical ethics, clinical ethics analysis, risk management and ethics intersection, and ethical systems in practice. Price: FREE for ASHRM Members; $69 Nonmembers. Click Here to learn more and to register today.
The cost of medical malpractice is growing at the slowest rate in the fourteen year history of the ASHRM/Aon Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report. The 2013 analysis – distributed by ASHRM and Aon Global Risk Consulting – details the professional liability costs faced by healthcare organizations. New in this year's report is the use of hospital admissions and revenue as a basis for benchmarking medical malpractice cost levels. Click Here to learn more and to purchase your copy today. Click Here to read more.
Stay connected to ASHRM through the social media sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. “Like” the ASHRM Facebook page and stay abreast of upcoming learning opportunities such as conferences and workshops, board announcements and membership notifications. 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 newly updated LinkedIn group. Click Here for more information.
The Q4 issue of the Journal features articles about growing patient safety through ERM, procedural sedation and implications for quality and risk management, a toolkit for the development of effective and sustainable root cause analysis system safety solutions, a red-flag-based approach to risk management of EHR-related safety concerns, identifying and minimizing risk exposures affecting nurse practitioner practice, determining HRM staffing through analytics, and more. Click Here to read the latest issue of the Journal.
ASHRM's Patient Safety Portal includes links to valuable tools and resources you can use all year. These resources and tools will assist your organization in eliminating preventable safety events, with the goal of ultimately reaching zero preventable serious safety events in healthcare organizations. Click Here to read the ASHRM Patient Safety Portal.
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. For more information, Click Here...
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