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What a CMO Needs to Know About Risk Management: Key Ingredients for Success

ASHRM On-Demand Webinar

Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00


CE Credit: 1

Domain: Clinical Patient Safety

Level: Practitioner

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The program highlights the ways in which a CMO can amplify the quality, safety, and risk message in a hospital.

This webinar is facilitated by a former quality executive who is now serving as a Chief Medical Officer in a large community hospital. Real life examples are shared that deepen and color a set of core tenets that leaders can use to mitigate risk and optimize quality and safety for our patients and caregivers.


  • • Define key risk management knowledge for a CMO.
  • • Explore opportunities to optimize learning and partnership with your local risk management team.
  • • Identify behaviors a CMO can exhibit to enhance risk management at your hospital or health system.


Speaker: Dr. Aaron Hamilton


Product Code322025OD21
ASHRM CE Credits1.0
CNE Credits1.0
DomainClinical Patient Safety
Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A)P
Publication Date10/27/21
Next Review7/1/24
Credit Expires7/1/25

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Aaron Hamilton is a practicing Hospitalist with a clinical appointment as Staff in the Department of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital.

As CMO at Hillcrest, a 500 bed acute care hospital serving as the Eastern Hub for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, Aaron works with the Hillcrest executive team and medical staff to help direct, coordinate and evaluate the operation of the hospital to ensure quality patient care, fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency and the provision of comprehensive health services.

Aaron also has historically served in various quality leadership roles at Cleveland Clinic, where he was involved in setting strategic direction and creating focus to advance improvement related to Quality and Safety for the health system. One specific focus area has been in setting and driving culture aimed at eliminating all preventable harm.

He and his team continue to focus on high reliability principles like Leadership, Culture and Process Improvement to achieve results. Aaron has a keen interest in better understanding the relationship between a culture of safety and direct patient outcomes, while advocating for and engaging patients and their family. Additionally, he was integral in leading Cleveland Clinic’s approach to disclosure of medical errors, which has included structuring formal disclosure training for caregivers across the health system.

He is a grant funded researcher and has active studies looking at VTE prevention, inpatient pneumonia care and the impact of mobility on medical patients.

Aaron has been instrumental in leading the collaboration between Quality and Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education. He serves on the GMEC and co-chairs the Quality and Safety Subcommittee, supports curriculum design related to Quality and Safety and has been the Quality representative for our system's Pursuing Excellence Grant from the ACGME.

At a national level, Aaron is actively involved with the American Society for Health Care Risk Management and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He serves on a number of national committees for these organizations and is an active reviewer for their respective journals.

Dr. Hamilton earned both his medical and business degree from the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


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