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ASHRM Academy offers exceptional educational experiences for professionals at every level. One of the five in-depth face-to-face programs being offered – The Patient Safety Certificate Program – designed to help healthcare risk management and patient safety professionals apply key patient safety concepts to support improved patient care and outcomes. The Patient Safety Certificate is ideal for any professional interested in understanding the foundational concepts of patient safety and how to effectively apply them to effect positive change.
The Patient Safety Certificate Program consists of two sessions:Patient Safety I: Set the Framework. Participants will be able to describe the evolution of patient safety, identify the characteristics of a Just Culture, and explain how human factors influence patient safety outcomes. For more information, Click here.
Patient Safety II: Take the Lead. Participants will be able to outline strategies to obtain actionable information from data mining efforts, professionally respond to staff reactions to adverse events, and examine the relationship between medication errors and technology. For more information, Click here.
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The 2013 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition offered attendees a wide variety of educational information. With more than 70 concurrent sessions and six educational tracks, the Annual Conference provided content for attendees at every career level. Recorded sessions for most presentations are now available. Click here to go to the ASHRM Annual Conference mobile site or log in to the ASHRM mobile app on your smart phone or tablet.
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 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.
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 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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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 providing 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 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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The ASHRM/AHLA 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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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.
Healthcare risk managers work in environments where public scrutiny can happen on occasion. 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. Are these as relevant today as they were 10 years ago? Do risk managers support a culture of transparency? A recent peer review of the monographs resulted with a resounding “Yes!” Click here to learn more.
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.
Despite skyrocketing obesity rates, many healthcare providers remain in the dark when it comes to addressing the special care needs of the extremely obese. Unfortunately, this lack of preparedness can significantly impact patient health and safety. This webinar affords an opportunity for healthcare risk management professionals to update and maximize their knowledge about critically important issues facing extremely obese patients.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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The Q1 issue of ASHRM's award-winning Journal of Healthcare Risk Management is now available! Click here to access your copy.
Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care Organizations
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.
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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.
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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.
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The cost of medical malpractice is growing at the slowest rate in the 14-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.The 2013 report utilizes hospital admissions and revenue as a basis for benchmarking medical malpractice cost levels.Click here to learn more and to purchase your copy today.
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.
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.
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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