Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program

The HRM Certificate Program, a 3-part cornerstone of ASHRM’s professional development opportunities, covers key aspects of risk management while providing valuable continuing education credits.


Module 1

Essentials in Health Care Risk Management

Enhance your foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to support a successful health care risk management (HRM) program.

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • The Role of the Risk Manager
  • Risk Identification
  • High-Risk Settings
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Control
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Risk Financing
  • Claims/Litigation Management
  • Documentation and Informed Consent
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Management Leadership
  • ERM into Practice


Module 2

Applications in Health Care Risk Management

Enrich your practical risk management skills using complex subject matter.

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • The Legal System: Introduction to the Law
  • Compliance & Privacy
  • Conditions of Participation and Accreditation
  • Employees: Balancing Rights in the Health Care Workplace
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Claims and Litigation Management
  • Contemporary Topics
  • Continuum of Care
  • Disclosure


Module 3

Advanced Forum in Health Care Risk Management

Use your risk management skills to engage stakeholders in creating and protecting organizational value.

  • The Risk Manager’s Role in ERM
  • Social Media
  • Contract Review
  • Overview of Insurance Portfolio and Policies
  • Leadership Skills
  • Big Data and Population Health
  • Risk Financing Coverages
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Due Diligence in Healthcare
  • Telemedicine
  • Actuarial Process and Risk Transfer
  • Captives
  • Supply Chain


Program Information

Risk and quality managers, insurance and claims professionals, safety officers, administrators, financial officers, clinicians, attorneys, consultants and other health care professionals from all levels of experience.

The HRM Certificate Program faculty are seasoned leaders from a variety of settings. They are health care risk management professionals who practice in risk financing, claims administration, insurance, patient safety, ethics, compliance and other domains covered in the courses.

Methods of instruction for the modules include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, and case studies.

ASHRM recommends that you take the modules in sequence as information expands from one module to the next. Essentials is an ideal educational base for new risk managers, and an excellent up-to-date refresher for more experienced professionals. As the next step, Applications shows how principles described in Essentials actually work in the real world. The Advanced Forum consists of expertly guided, small-group analysis of complex challenges and is most beneficial when all participants are able to share their proven solutions.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion

Upon completion of all three modules in Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program, ASHRM is pleased to award a certificate of completion for the entire program. Candidates must complete and return the certificate of completion application (Microsoft Word document), along with copies of each module’s certificate, to ASHRM to be eligible for the certificate of completion. Once received, ASHRM will process and send back the certificate of completion to the successful participant.