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Webinar: Hard Pill to Swallow: Painful Liability Exposures with Opioids
Date: September 07 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Opioid misuse is a national crisis in the US with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, regulatory and legal agencies, patients and families. The risk manager in each and every clinical setting, whether a hospital, outpatient practice, physician office, long term care, or ambulatory surgical center, is faced with emerging liability exposures and regulatory and legal requiremenIdentts related to opioid prescribing.

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Webinar: More than a Signature: Informed Consent
Date: August 09 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

True informed consent is much more than a signature on a form. It is a process of communication, shared decision-making, mutual expectation-setting, and respect for a person's autonomy. Without it, patients are at risk for health consequences they don't understand, and providers are at risk for liability claims

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Webinar: Negligence or Criminal Activity? Prosecution for Unnecessary or Negligent Care
Date: July 12 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Healthcare providers are being subjected to criminal charges resulting from actions which historically have been treated as civil negligence. Criminal cases differ from the civil cases we are accustomed to managing, and different claims management approaches are required.

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HRM Week
Date: June 19 - 23 2017
Hosted by: ASHRM
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Join the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management in celebrating HRM Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, June 19-23, 2017. This week is time to show your appreciation for the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do to ensure that patients receive safe and trusted health care.

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HRM Week Webinar: Digital Health Applications: An Innovative Solution to Today's Challenging Healthcare Environment
Date: June 22 2017
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
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Sponsored by:

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Today’s healthcare environment has resulted in an increased demand for patient care services and fewer physicians to meet that demand.  Digital health applications provide an innovative solution to the problem. Various applications have been developed or are currently under development to enhance patient care and provide effective contemporary care delivery models.

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Creating a Sepsis Management Plan
Date: May 10 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Sepsis wreaks havoc on the lives of patients, families, and healthcare systems. It remains perplexing in its complexity, thereby soaring above other disease processes’ morbidity and mortality rates. Such complexity has created barriers towards favorable outcomes. Much like healthcare risk management, sepsis is everyone’s responsibility within a healthcare organization.

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ASHRM Academy
Date: April 24 - 27 2017

ASHRM Academy 2017 is ASHRM’s intensive learning program held every Spring. ASHRM Academy combines four days of educational activities with a refreshing getaway at a luxury resort in a warm climate.

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April Webinar: Can We Talk? Communication Gaps Cause Patient Harm
Date: April 13 2017
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Using real case studies, and an audience response system for interactive discussion, this presentation sheds light on the who, what, when, and where of miscommunication (human and electronic) and shares tangible solutions being implemented in organizations actively tackling this complex problem.

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Mar Webinar: Re-Designing Risk Mitigation
Date: March 21 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Drawing actionable and predictive insights from risk and safety data is the holy grail of clinical risk management. The trouble is, these data sources provide an incomplete picture of the factors that foment litigation.

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Feb. Webinar: What Risk Managers Need to Know about Plaintiffs' Reptile Strategy
Date: February 16 2017
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Hospital personnel, managing officers, staff physicians and administrative personnel are frequently subpoenaed to give deposition testimony, both in cases where the institution is a party and in those where it is not yet involved. By this point in time, most healthcare risk managers have likely heard of the "Reptile" approach to depositions and litigation being employed by plaintiff attorneys nationwide.

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Jan. Webinar: Insurance and Risk Financing Trends in Health Care
Date: January 11 2017
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

This webinar will provide an overview of both traditional and emerging risks and insurance solutions in Health Care. As the health care industry continues to undergo fundamental changes, this webinar will provide an overview of the traditional risk financing methodologies and tools in healthcare as well as the new risks and corresponding insurance solutions that are emerging due to changes in the industry.

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Nov. Webinar: Transgender Health Issues in Risk Management
Date: November 17 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

The issues and challenges facing transgender health care and the associate risks are multiplying in the US. As the number of laws and regulations increase that support the transgender community, there are social backlashes that both ignite and inflame both sides of the issue.

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Oct. Webinar: Practical Strategies for Informed Refusal for Tests or Treatment
Date: October 19 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)

Insights into effective communication and documentation approaches for managing informed  refusal to tests or treatment.

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ASHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Date: September 25 - 28 2016

The ASHRM 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, September 25-28, is the premiere educational conference in health care risk management. Join us for ASHRM 2016 to advance your education in health care risk management and connect with fellow risk managers.

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Sept. Webinar: 3-D Printing, Droids and Drones in Healthcare and the Essentials on Conducting an ERM Risk Assessment for Emerging Technology
Date: September 08 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m.(CT)

This topic is critical for all healthcare risk managers. It is prudent for healthcare risk managers to master the skill of conducting a well thought out ERM risk assessment for emerging technology. This webinar will discuss some trends with 3-D printing, droids and drones and project future use in the healthcare industry.

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Aug. Webinar: Enhancing Patient Safety Through Quality Medication Management
Date: August 29 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

Sponsored by:

Pharmedium

In 2000, the IOM estimated that between 44,000-98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medication errors. They also noted that 1:50 admissions experienced a preventable adverse drug event. More recently, a study at Mass General Hospital cited drug-related errors in 50% of their surgical procedures.

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Aug Webinar: ROI for Patient Safety:  Demonstrating the Value of Risk Management
Date: August 10 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

This webinar will focus on the value risk managers can provide to their organization through patient safety initiatives that provide a return on investment.

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ASHRM's 2017 Leadership Elections Are Now Open
Date: June 29 - July 29 2016

Look for your single-use ballot in your email from ASHRM Elections 2017

Help shape ASHRM's future by participating in the society's annual election process. Online balloting will open, June 29, 2016. Learn more.

July Webinar: Characterizing the ideal highly reliable work setting
Date: July 27 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m.(CT)

Healthcare is undergoing a profound transformation to value based care, which requires visible, standardized processes of care that insure safe care and reduce risk. Risk managers have a valuable and unique perspective and skill set to help inform this process. 

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HRM Week 2016 - June 20-24
Date: June 20 - 24 2016

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HRM Week Webinar: Managing Cyber Risks - Making a World of Difference in the Digital Healthcare Age
Date: June 21 2016
Time:Noon CT

Cyber breaches and hacking incidents are becoming more prevalent in every sector and health care is no different. As the healthcare sector continues to change rapidly and become more connected, cyber threats are an increasingly important part of risk management for healthcare organizations. These attacks threaten to compromise network data, including patient records, and disrupt systems and networks. Cyber risks impact the entire enterprise, and health care risk managers play a role in preparing for and mitigating these risks within their organization. Register Now

May Webinar: Inspiration, Ideation, Action! An introduction to Design Thinking for Risk Managers
Date: May 23 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m.(CT)

Sponsored by:

The Risk Authority

Design Thinking is a breakthrough human-centered model for innovation and problem solving that empowers risk managers with the tools and mindsets of designers to engage the frontline, uncover unmet needs, and collaboratively co-create targeted solutions that will have sustainable and measurable impact.
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May Webinar:Clinician and Staff Support Toolkit: Developing a Clinician & Staff Support Program
Date: May 12 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

This session provides a description and discussion of the Core Elements, tools, and resources available in the updated Clinician and Staff Support Toolkit for Healthcare - a free comprehensive resource for any organization interested in building a peer support program for clinicians and staff.

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ASHRM Academy 2016
Date: April 18 - 21 2016
Location:San Antonio, TX

Join your healthcare risk management colleagues for a springtime retreat in scenic San Antonio hill country. ASHRM Academy combines four days of educational activities with a refreshing getaway. Build your expertise and work on healthcare risk management credentials in courses led by the most experienced and influential risk managers in healthcare. Learn more.

April Webinar: Messaging the Business Case for Patient Safety: Hospital Liability Claim Analysis
Date: April 13 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

The healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, as incentives tied directly to quality shift and transparency increases. Improving outcomes and reducing errors begins with awareness of current risks and practices. The analysis of ten years of closed claim data brought CNA Healthcare to the revelation that although the importance of patient safety and risk management has been a formal topic of discussion for more than three decades – the basics remain imperative.

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March Webinar: AIM – A National Program to Promote Safe Maternity Care
Date: March 31 2016
Time:2-3 p.m.(CT)

An overview of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health Care as it relates to risk management for the most frequent reason for hospital admissions.

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March Webinar: The role of risk management in patient safety: maturing from a reactive to proactive
Date: March 23 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m. (CT)

This webinar describes how patient safety stems from mindfulness and a constant, unrelenting effort to create, nurture and sustain learning systems in work settings. The framework components that comprise these learning systems are well known in 2016, and healthcare organizations are beginning to apply them with increasing success

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March Webinar: How to Keep Lawyers from Circling your Practice
Date: March 10 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

A doctor in the cross hairs of a lawsuit can expect to to spend an average of three to five years defending his/her reputation before resolution. Those who win do not feel like winners.  They just lose less.  The presentation will focus on how lawsuits evolve.  What motivates patients to sue?  What strategies can be implemented to prevent escalation?

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February Webinar: IV Medication Use Processes in the Operating Room: Using a Human Factors Approach
Date: February 22 2016
Time:1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by:ASHRM

Sponsored by:

Pharmedium

Some have titled medication use in the operating room as the “last frontier”. Studies show that 1 error occurs for every 25 medications administered in the OR. Additionally, The Joint Commission and numerous other national regulators and organizations have outlined standards around medication administration and labeling in the OR that could put institutions at risk.

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February Webinar: Not Too Quick, Not Quick Enough: Getting Cesarean Delivery Safety Right
Date: February 10 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Two aspects regarding cesarean delivery are important considerations in safety of perinatal care.  One is the issue of a high national cesarean rate and its public health and inherent safety concerns for individual patients; the other involves the safety and risk management issues surrounding  delays in performance of an emergency cesarean when it is needed.

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January Webinar:Inspiration, Ideation, Action! An introduction to Design Thinking for Risk Managers
Date: January 27 2016
January Webinar: Risky Contracts
Date: January 14 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

The purpose of this presentation is to educate the audience on how to address the practical pieces of information that risk managers should be sure to address in reviewing and managing contracts and incorporate proper insurance requirements in contracts (i.e.: type of coverage, limits, additional insured status, primary coverage, waiver of subrogation, deductibles and self-insured retentions, acceptability of insurers, claims made policies, etc.). For more information and to register.

December Webinar: Moral Issues with Risk Management Implications
Date: December 11 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Risk Managers are faced with ethical and moral issues linked to ethically complex care and operational issues on an almost daily basis. Having an awareness of the deeper ethical issues and real-world implication s will help the risk manager respond to these moral dilemmas. To register for more information and to register.

November Webinar: Assessing Medication Safety: Experiences from the HAP PA-HEN ADE Collaborative
Date: November 19 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

High-alert medications such as opioids, anticoagulants and insulin continue to be among the top medications involved in medication errors and are responsible for patient injury in all types of healthcare settings. To register for more information and to register

ASHRM Conference & Exhibition
Date: October 18 - 21 2015
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

This year’s Annual American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Conference in being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 18-21. Home of the legendary race track, it is an ideal location to spotlight the ASHRM 2015 Theme: Celebrating 35 Years of Driving Safe and Trusted Healthcare.
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October Webinar: The Art of Consent Communication
Date: October 08 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Consent to treatment is more than a piece of paper. It is more than an administrative process to comply with a set of laws, regulations and accreditation standards. It is about a two-way communication of pertinent information that should culminate in an agreed upon plan for testing or treatment or a decision to refuse diagnostic work-ups or care. This one-hour session is focused on the “art” of consent discussion and related documentation to substantiate completion of an effective consent communication process. The consent document will be discussed in the context of a risk prevention and risk reduction tool. For more information and to register.

September Webinar: Dealing With Difficult People and Situations-Powerful Strategies That Work
Date: September 11 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

One of the most important abilities of any person is his/her communication skills. Risk managers are no exception in their dealings with challenging clinicians, staff, patients and colleagues. Risk managers have known for over 25 years that clinicians who express compassion, empathy and kindness are less likely to be sued and have better medical outcomes with their patients. Yet communication skills are rarely taught at medical meetings, at ASHRM conferences or at risk management teaching sessions given by ASHRM members for their clinicians. For more information and to register.

August Webinar: Ensuring Quality Compounding Management in the 21st Century
Date: August 24 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Sponsored by:

Pharmedium

As a result of the 2012 New England Compounding Center contamination, many institutions have re-examined their strategies for providing compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).  This webinar will address new legislation regulating the compounding industry, key issues surrounding compounded sterile preparations, and options available to institutions to ensure quality. For more information and to register.

August Webinar: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Update 2015
Date: August 13 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Next year EMTALA marks its 30th anniversary! Compliance challenges continue with several hundred deficiencies cited annually throughout the country. The financial penalties paid by US hospitals is over $3Million nationwide since 2008. This session provides a brief overview of EMTALA and a discussion of recent practice trends and cases alleging EMTALA violations. Participate in this session to gain insights into risk management strategies to mitigate exposure to EMTALA violations. For more information and to register.

July Webinar: When EHRs Cause Patient Harm
Date: July 17 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.(CT)
Hosted by: ASHRM

Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs) significantly improve patient safety and quality. And occasionally, EHRs cause harm. A departure from the more common conversation regarding vulnerabilities that EHR documentation creates for malpractice defense, this session focuses on the high severity patient harm that results directly from EHR factors - whether from unsafe use or unsafe technology. For more information and to register.

May Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: Mitigating Exposures through Focused Risk Management
Date: May 14 2015

Join us on Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. CDT for ASHRM's HRM Week webinar, which explores healthcare risk management professionals and healthcare providers face a growing set of challenges every day. For example, the past few years have brought us patient care issues with vaccinations, sexual orientation and electronic health care information systems. As a healthcare risk management professional, are you prepared to handle these issues as they arise? For more information and to register.

April Webinar: Ounce of Prevention: Hospitalist Risk Reduction Strategies
Date: April 24 2015

Join us on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. CDT for ASHRM's April webinar, which explores the benefits and risks of the hospitalist model of care. The presentation includes a discussion of case studies involving hospitalists and risk management strategies that reduce patient safety risks for organizations using the hospitalist model. Click here for more information and to register.