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August 27, 2014

Only 5 Weeks Left to Save with Early Bird registration 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.

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Build Your Level of Expertise Now for your Future – Register for Pre-Conference Programs at ASHRM 2014!

ASHRM 2014 Pre-Conference Programs CEs, along with Conference CEs, allow you to earn up to 25.5 CE credits in less than a week. If you are interested in furthering your knowledge base, earning valuable certificates, preparing for the CPHRM Exam and gaining leadership skills, register today! Click here for more information.


More than 1,000 of your Peers have already Registered
for ASHRM's 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition to
Enhance their Competitive Edge. Have You?

Register now for ASHRM 2014 to help build your competitive edge – Earn 25.5 CEs in less than a week, meet health care risk management thought leaders and network with more than 2,000 professionals. Beyond the conference – Turbocharge your team with new approaches and knowledge gained at the Conference. Click here for more information on ASHRM’s hot topic, knowledge-building sessions.


Meet Face-to-Face with Industry Thought Leaders at ASHRM's 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition

You will have numerous opportunities to meet renowned thought leaders in your industry and we encourage you to participate in our recommended sessions and series. Take the time to voice your successes and challenges, learn new approaches in furthering patient safety and find out how thought leaders have built their successful HRM programs. Click here for more information.


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 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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

Join or Renew Your Membership Now!

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Just Launched! 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.


September Webinar: The Third Victim…The Risk Manager. Register Today!

Thursday, Sept.11, 2014
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
This session focuses on what it's like to be a risk manager in these trying times and the emotional support systems available to you. Who takes care of you? Where do you go for emotional support? Participants may share their stories and hear others share their stories in order to develop new support systems, knowing that they are not alone and that their professional and personal life is very precious and deserves care. Click here for more information.


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.


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

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

With more than 60 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!

August Course-of-the-Month: Minimizing Liability Risk of Robotic Surgery: A Proactive Approach (Only $69 for members; $89 for nonmembers)

For more information or to purchase a course of study at ASHRM University, Click here.


Announcing ASHRM 2015 Election Results

ASHRM 2015 elections are completed and the results are in! Nearly 16 percent of members voted – an increase of more than 250 members from last year! The new officers will be sworn in on Wednesday, Oct. 29 during ASHRM's Annual Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, California. Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2015. For more information Click here.


Now Available – Q3 Journal of Healthcare Risk Management!

Read it online today!

Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Cover

Download the Q3 issue (Volume 34: Issue 1) of the award-winning, quarterly Journal and stay in the know with the industry's latest research studies, trends and new developments in healthcare risk management. Read more.


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.


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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