Past News & Announcements

Call for Volunteer Contributors to the ASHRM Risk Manager Workbook

June 20, 2018

ASHRM is seeking volunteers to contribute to the upcoming Risk Manager Workbook. Risk Managers who have expertise in the risk management domains and experience in writing are preferred. 

For information on the requirements and the application process, please view the online volunteer application. Submissions are due Thursday, July 5, 2018.  

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2019 Call for Volunteers Now Open

June 14, 2018

Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience.

Volunteers play a very important role by participating on a committee or task force; providing thoughtful input to deliberations; and focusing on the best interests of ASHRM’s membership while working toward accomplishing our goals. ASHRM could not be such a success without our great, dedicated volunteers.

Fortunately, we have many gracious volunteers and we do require that those appointed are able to participate on a regular basis. Appointments to committees and task forces are for a two-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The deadline for application submissions is 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, July 20, 2018.

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Submit Your Nomination for the ASHRM Health Care Risk Management Professional of the Year Award

June 08, 2018

The ASHRM Risk Manager of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding individual for their advancement and service to health care risk management. Candidates may be nominated by an ASHRM member or self-nominate by July 19, 2018. 

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HRM Week Webinar - Leading Together: How Risk Managers Touch the 8 Risk Domains

May 24, 2018

Presented by the Risk Authority Stanford

We will discuss the risk manager’s role in each risk domain, methods for identifying risks within each domain, and how to use the ERM decision making process to guide analysis and risk mitigation.

Registration Open: HRM Modules 1-3 in Chicago this July

May 24, 2018

Advance your career in health care risk management through three focused learning opportunities offered this July in Chicago. Don't miss this chance to engage with thought leaders in a small group in-depth learning environment. Register for one, two or all three sessions.

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Apply for the 2018 Patient Safety Award

April 10, 2018

ASHRM is seeking applications for the 2018 ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation through June 1, 2018. Award recipients will receive two complimentary registrations to the ASHRM Annual Conference in Nashville, TN on October 7-10 and recognition at the conference. Submissions are due June 1, 2018. Learn more... 

Call for ASHRM 2018 Poster Abstracts

March 29, 2018

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 2018 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Call for Nominations: ASHRM Leadership Election

March 27, 2018

Submission Deadline: May 4, 2018

The ASHRM election process is critical to the success and growth of the society. This is your opportunity to elect leaders who will enable ASHRM to achieve its vision and mission.

This year ASHRM members must elect a President-elect, two members to serve a three-year term on the Board, and three members to serve a two-year term on the Nominating Committee. You may nominate yourself or someone else for any of the positions by completing the Call for Nominations form.

All nominees will receive notification of their nomination and must reply by Tuesday, May 8 to signify their acceptance.

 

 

ASHRM Members Eligible to Apply for Needs-based Scholarships

February 07, 2018

ASHRM is dedicated to supporting the professional and scholastic development of health care risk management and patient safety professionals. In order to ensure that all members have access to education programs, ASHRM is offering financial support for individuals to attend ASHRM Academy and the ASHRM Annual Conference.

View Scholarship Program’s Guidelines and Application Criteria

Call for Proposals: Submit Your ASHRM 2018 Presentation Proposals by December 31

November 06, 2017

Share your expertise and contribute to your profession by presenting at ASHRM 2018 in Nashville. ASHRM is currently accepting presentation proposals for the conference education program.

ASHRM Recognizes Abington Hospital with Patient Safety Award

October 17, 2017

CHICAGO (October XX, 2017) – The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has named Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health of Abington, Pa., as the recipient of the annual ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation.

This annual award recognizes organizational excellence in patient safety and celebrates the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety across the health care field.

 

Call for Enterprise Risk Management Faculty

August 11, 2017

ASHRM is seeking faculty members for our Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certificate Program. We are looking for leaders in the field of risk management/ERM who can bring their expertise to our certificate program and provide our learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work effectively.

For information on the faculty requirements and the application process, please view the 2017 Call for ASHRM Faculty application. Applications are due by September 8, 2017 and selected candidates will be notified by September 22, 2017.

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ASHRM Election Results

August 04, 2017

Congratulations to the following ASHRM members who were elected by their peers. These new officers will be sworn in on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2017. Their terms will begin Jan 1, 2018.

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Submit Your ERM Success Story for Recognition by August 1

July 17, 2017

ASHRM is presenting health care organizations with the opportunity to receive recognition for their efforts in advancing enterprise risk management (ERM). Submit your ERM success story online by August 1, 2017, to have it included as part of a program at ASHRM 2017.

2018 Call for Volunteers is Now Open

July 13, 2017

Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, July 21, 2017.

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Call for Applicants: The 2017 ASHRM Patient Safety Award

May 03, 2017

This award will recognize organizational excellence in patient safety and celebrate the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety across the health care enterprise.

Call for Nominations: ASHRM Leadership Election

April 20, 2017

This year ASHRM members must elect a President-elect, two members to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors, and three members to serve a two-year term on the Nominating Committee. You may nominate yourself or someone else for any of the positions by completing the Call for Nominations formSubmission Deadline: May 12, 2017

ASHRM to Celebrate Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week 2017 on June 19-23

April 06, 2017

ASHRM to Celebrate Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week 2017 on June 19-23

Chicago – The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week 2017 presented by The Risk Authority Stanford June 19-23.

The theme of ASHRM’s HRM Week 2017 is Leading Innovation in Risk Management. This theme celebrates the unique contributions that health care risk management professionals provide to hospitals and health systems across the country. These innovations are vital in the pursuit of advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty and maximizing value.

To participate in HRM Week 2017, visit www.ASHRM.org/HRMweek.

Matthew Hornberger, CAE, MBA Named Executive Director of ASHRM

February 22, 2017

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s Board of Directors announced Matthew Hornberger, MBA, CAE, as the next Executive Director of ASHRM. With more than 20 years’ experience as an association leader, Hornberger succeeds departing Executive Director Kimberly Hoarle, MBA, CAE.

ASHRM Academy 2017 Registration Now OpenĀ 

February 08, 2017

Join your healthcare risk management colleagues April 24-27, 2017 for an educational retreat at the world-class Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte. ASHRM Academy combines four days of educational activities with a refreshing getaway.

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Call for Volunteers: Contribute to the Risk Financing Playbook

January 18, 2017

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is seeking authors and contributors for a new industry-leading Risk Management manuscript/publication, the ASHRM Risk Management Playbook. 

ASHRM Academy 2017 Registration Opens Mid-January

January 03, 2017

Make plans to attend ASHRM Academy in Charlotte, April 24-27. ASHRM Academy combines four days of educational activities with a refreshing getaway at a luxury resort. 

Call for Proposals: Submit Your ASHRM 2017 Presentation Proposals by December 31

November 30, 2016

Share your expertise and contribute to your profession by presenting at ASHRM 2017 in Seattle. ASHRM is currently accepting presentation proposals for the conference education program

Submit a Session Proposal

ASHRM Recognizes GBMC HealthCare with Inaugural Patient Safety Award

October 06, 2016

The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has named GBMC Healthcare in Baltimore the recipient of the inaugural ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation.

Call for Risk Management Content - Deadline Extended to Nov. 1

August 19, 2016

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is seeking authors and contributors for a new industry-leading Risk Management manuscript/publication. 

Leaders in the field of Risk Management with strong technical writing skills are encourage to apply. Applications are due Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

ASHRM 2016 Early Bird Deadline is Aug. 15

August 01, 2016

ASHRM 2016 early-bird savings end on August 15. Register now and save up to $200 on the premiere conference in health care risk management. 

ASHRM's 2017 Leadership Elections Are Open

June 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.

 

Call for Applicants: The ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation

May 05, 2016

The inaugural ASHRM Patient Safety Award - Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation will recognize organizational excellence in patient safety; and celebrate the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety across the health care enterprise.

Call for ASHRM 2016 Poster Abstracts

April 01, 2016

ASHRM invites all members and nonmembers to submit projects for a poster presentations to be part of the 2016 ASHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition. 

Webinar Wednesday: The role of risk management in patient safety

March 18, 2016

Join ASHRM on Wednesday, March 23 for a patient safety webinar presented by two major names in the field: Allan Frankel, MD and Michael Leonard, MD. The webinar will describe the role that risk managers have in supporting and sustaining a framework to achieve safe and reliable operational excellence. By following this approach to patient safety, your organization will move from a reactive to a proactive work setting. Find out more

ASHRM Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 04, 2016

ASHRM is celebrating the hard work and achievement of risk managers and patient safety officers throughout National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016. In observation of this event, ASHRM is offering 6 ways that you can celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week:

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Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford is June 20-24

March 04, 2016

Save the date for ASHRM Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, on June 20-24, for ASHRM’s celebration of the roles of risk management and patient safety professionals in ensuring patients receive safe and trusted health care. Find out more information about this upcoming event on the ASHRM HRM Week page

Webinar Monday: IV Medication Use Processes in the Operating Room

February 16, 2016

ASHRM is hosting the following sponsored program on Monday, February 22: IV Medication Use Processes in the Operating Room: Using a Human Factors Approach. 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. Based on this a human factors observational study was conducted at a large academic medical center to identify system vulnerabilities and strategies to reduce those vulnerabilities around the medication use process in the OR. The observations, system vulnerabilities, and strategies to enhance quality and safety around the medication use process in the OR will be discussed.

Jan. 27 Webinar: An Introduction to Design Thinking for Risk Managers

January 12, 2016

ASHRM is partnering with the Risk Authority Stanford to introduce risk managers to the concept of Design Thinking. This model for innovation and problem-solving, now taught in America’s top MBA programs, complements traditional approaches to risk mitigation. Design thinking will help you uncover unmet needs and create targeted solutions that will have a sustainable, measurable impact.

Read the New Q4 ASHRM Forum Newsletter

January 12, 2016

A new issue of ASHRM’s Forum Newsletter is now available to read. The Forum offers ASHRM members a quick snapshot of organizational and membership highlights and activities that took place in late 2015.

Webinar on Risky Contracts is Thursday

January 12, 2016

Start your 2016 off by exploring a frequently overlooked but vital aspect of risk management: contracts in healthcare. ASHRM's first webinar of 2016, "Risky Contracts," will help you effectively review and manage contracts while mitigating associated risk. With this webinar you will:

Attend the Nov. 19 Webinar on Assessing Medication Safety

November 02, 2015

Join ASHRM for the upcoming live webinar “Assessing Medication Safety in Your Organization: Experiences from the HAP PA-HEN ADE” on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1-2 p.m (CT).

Read the ASHRM 2015 Preview Program

September 22, 2015

Take a look at the great sessions planned for the October 18-21 conference by viewing the ASHRM 2015 Preview Program...

Registration Open for October Webinar: The Art of Consent

September 22, 2015

Learn the elements of an effective consent communication process from a leading healthcare risk management consultant and attorney in ASHRM's October webinar. Register or get more information

ASHRM 2015 Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 4

August 28, 2015

Time is running out to register for ASHRM 2015 and take advantage of early-bird pricing. After Friday, Sept. 4, registration prices will increase. ASHRM 2015 will be held in Indianapolis on Oct. 18-21. Join us in the Indycar capital to celebrate 35 years of driving safe and trusted healthcare. Register Now

September Webinar: Dealing With Difficult People and Situations-Powerful Strategies That Work

August 14, 2015

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.

Q1 Journal of Healthcare Risk Management

August 07, 2015

Read it online today!
Download the Q1 edition (Volume 34: Issue 3) of the award-winning, quarterly Journal and stay ahead of the field with the industry's latest in-depth studies, important trends and upcoming developments in healthcare risk management. Click Here to access the Q1 Journal today!

Q3 Forum Now Available

August 05, 2015

Read the latest edition of ASHRM’s Forum newsletter.

Keep up-to-date with articles written by experts in the fields of:

  • Patient safety
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Health technology
  • Claims and litigation, and more.

The Forum offers ASHRM members a quick snapshot of organizational and membership highlights and activities that took place over the past quarter, plus future ASHRM events you won’t want to miss!

Call for Volunteers is Now Open

July 27, 2015

Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience. More information

 Complete the Call for Volunteers Application

August 24 Webinar: Ensuring Quality Compounding Management in the 21st Century

July 20, 2015

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 13 Webinar: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Update 2015

July 19, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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.

AHA/HRET is Collaborating with the Project ACHIEVE Team; Evaluating the Effectiveness of Transitional Care

June 22, 2015

An important part of the project is surveying hospitals across the U.S. to catalog efforts at improving hospital discharge transitions. We strongly support the efforts of Project ACHIEVE and believe the findings from it have the potential to help us, patients, caregivers, and providers.

Link to the survey, which is housed on a secure server. 

This survey should take about 15 to 20 minutes, and someone at your hospital in case management, quality improvement, or administration would likely be the best person to do this, with help from clinicians (i.e., nurses, pharmacists, physicians). We ask that you complete this survey by July 31, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Cleary-Fishman at mfishman@aha.org

Information on Project ACHIEVE

Celebrate HRM Week, June 15-19: Toolkit and Gifts

June 09, 2015

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HRM Week Webinar, June 17

May 19, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, June 17 at noon. 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.

Just Released: Forum Q1/ Annual Report

May 14, 2015

Read the latest edition of ASHRM’s Forum newsletter.

Keep up-to-date with articles written by experts in the fields of:

  • Patient safety
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Health technology
  • Claims and litigation, and more.

The Forum offers ASHRM members a quick snapshot of organizational and membership highlights and activities that took place over the past quarter, plus future ASHRM events you won’t want to miss!

Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: Mitigating Exposures through Focused Risk Management

April 25, 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.

HRM Week Save the Date June 15-19

April 17, 2015

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 17! Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations: 2016 ASHRM Election

March 23, 2015

Election Process for ASHRM Leaders - Deadline for Nominations is April 13
The ASHRM election process is critical to the success and growth of ASHRM. It is your opportunity to elect leaders who will enable ASHRM to achieve its vision and mission.

Click here to learn more.

National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14

March 08, 2015

Be sure to visit ASHRM’s Patient Safety Portal for continually updated information including effective tools, resources and news that all healthcare risk managers can find critical in their role as stewards of patient safety.

Enhance your patient safety toolkit by enrolling in ASHRM Academy, April 13 -16 in Tampa, Florida. ASHRM Academy offers the opportunity to earn your Patient Safety Certificate, HRM Certificate or to prepare for and take the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) exam. Click here to learn more and to register for ASHRM Academy.

Registration Now Open for ASHRM Academy

February 03, 2015

At ASHRM Academy, attendees springboard their expertise in risk management and patient safety while relaxing in a spectacular retreat-like setting. Gain practical education from well-known experts in the field while earning up to 26 hours of CE credit.

Check Out ASHRM's 2013-2015 Strategic Plan

January 01, 2015

ASHRM members entrust ASHRM leadership to guide the society’s activities, and ensure they align with ASHRM’s Vision and Mission. To meet that responsibility, ASHRM’s Board of Directors periodically revisits ASHRM’s road map to ensure it continues to advance safe and trusted healthcare. Through careful analysis of industry trends, membership needs and shifts in the HRM profession, the ASHRM Board of Directors has developed the ASHRM 2013-2015 Strategic Plan which includes an updated Vision and Mission, and revised Goals.

To download the PDF of the ASHRM 2013-2015 Strategic Plan, click here.