Elevate Your Education at ASHRM Academy

A Pinnacle Event for Health Care Risk Management Professionals 

Elevate your expertise in health care risk management at ASHRM Academy, where learning, networking, and professional growth converge. Engage with top risk management leaders in an intimate, small-group classroom setting, ideal for in-depth discussion and personalized learning experiences. This event is a platform for empowering insights and innovative strategies in the field.

At ASHRM, we focus on the practical application of risk management concepts, ensuring you not only understand theory but can effectively implement it in your work. Our Academy offers a unique opportunity to build trusted, meaningful relationships with peers and mentors in your field - a chance to share ideas, ask questions, and form lasting professional connections in a collaborative environment.


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Build Expertise with Our Courses

  • This foundational program provides the practical skills and knowledge to support a successful health care risk management program. Attendees can connect with leading risk management professionals, learn about innovative tools and approaches, and participate in interactive learning sessions.

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  • This course prepares participants to navigate complicated risk management cases and build problem-solving skills to thrive on the job. It includes engaging real-life scenarios where attendees role play how to solve complex problems.

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  • Become more knowledgeable and confident about your risk management knowledge and expertise. The final course in the HRM Certificate Program tackles the next level of issues and complications fielded daily by health care risk management professionals.

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  • Review patient safety concepts and learn to effectively apply them to support improved patient care and outcomes in your organization. This curriculum is designed to help health care risk management and patient safety professionals understand and apply their key contributions to improved patient care and outcomes.

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  • The foundational Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program prepares attendees to be knowledgeable resources to senior leaders at their organization. This highly-interactive program includes two pre-scheduled one-hour post-event calls with ERM faculty designed to follow up with attendees.

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  • This course provides participants with information about the CPHRM exam. It helps prepare them to take the test to become a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM). While the course is not designed to teach foundational concepts, it can help participants focus on content areas that may require a more in-depth review, as well as identify familiar content areas for which a more cursory review will suffice.

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  • Leveraging Data to Proactively Reduce the Risk of Health Care Disparities

    CMS’s recent Patient Safety Structural Measure underscored the intersectionality of safety and equity goals while highlighting how operations can impact both. To address the systemic inequities that pervade the current health care environment and ultimately provide safer care for all, leaders and risk managers must advance critical operational factors, such as providing effective empathic support after harm in health care, data management, staffing practices and peer support resources — addressing potential shortcomings head-on. By harmonizing these vital functions through connected health care operations, health systems can improve outcomes for everyone.

    Following this session, attendees will be able to:

    • Describe the comprehensive, principled and systematic approach to the prevention and response to patient harm in a way that mitigates the risk associated with harm in health care.
    • Learn how to accurately capture demographic information, identify disparities and effectively collect related actionable data points.
    • Understand how risk managers can collect information from across multiple functional areas to keep patients, people and organizations safer.

    Speaker: Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, FCLM

    Bio: Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, is the Chief Patient Safety and Risk Officer for RLDatix and a Professor of Law at Loyola University – Chicago. Tim is a physician-attorney who has assisted more than 800 hospitals and health systems implement a culture of “normalized compassionate honesty” integrated into a principled approach to unexpected health care harm events. This approach includes a commitment to communicate honestly to patients and families, provide peer support to affected members of the health care team while ensuring the creation of a data-driven learning and improving environment.

    His federally funded research has focused on all of these domains and their impact on improving the quality of care while mitigating medical liability issues, including the establishment of teaching methodologies for all levels and professions in health care and law.

    He has published dozens of articles in high impact peer reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a featured TEDx speaker for his talk on "Healing After Harm in Healthcare and was recently elected as a Fellow in the American College of Legal Medicine.

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“Amazing program! Speakers were excellent and very knowledgeable and engaging!”

Past HRM 1 Attendee


“Thank you for this thoughtful programming, this was an amazing experience. I met so many wonderful people!”

Past HRM 2 Attendee


“Excellent course! Great speakers and super helpful staff!!”

Past HRM 3 Attendee


“I loved how this class was set up. The live class time was great but also being able to go back and watch again in my spare time was huge for me.”

Past CPHRM Exam Prep Attendee


“I really liked the group discussions and discussions at our table, it was really nice to share and collaborate in that way, rather than having to move around the room and partner up. I thought the instructors were great and had different experience which helped provide rich examples of the content we were learning.”

Past Enterprise Risk Management Attendee


“Excellent course! Great speakers and super helpful staff!!”

HRM 3 Attendee



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ASHRM Academy sponsors have an opportunity to connect with more than 200 professionals in health care risk management in an intimate educational setting. For questions related to exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Nick Schuette, or (312) 673-4974.


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