Celebrating the contributions our healthcare risk management professionals make in delivering safe and reliable care, HCA observes Healthcare Risk Management Week!
The celebration runs today, June 18 through Friday, the 22.
HCA has been a big supporter of the professional development of our risk managers with over 90% achieving the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM).
If you’re looking for a dynamic profession, one that is evolving in the healthcare industry, healthcare risk management is it.
Don’t be surprised if you likely hear many responses to what the profession is and what it involves, as the professionals of this field hold a variety of titles.
But that’s what makes Healthcare Risk Management Week the perfect opportunity for everyone at HCA to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a healthcare risk management leader.
In part, by combining process improvement with behavioral and human factor driven change, risk management professionals are able to respond with improved reliability of performance to reduce the risk of patient harm.
Healthcare risk management professionals at HCA use data to drive clinical improvement, manage events and incidents and promote the risk reduction initiative.
Ongoing analysis of claims and relevant clinical indicators provide the basis for solutions that minimize clinical risk, support risk financing and drive strategy for clinical prevention.
It wasn’t until 1980 that risk management evolved into the global resource it is under the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), an organization with over 5,400 members and 50 affiliate local chapters.
Just last year, ASHRM launched its “Getting to Zero” patient safety initiative that includes powerful collaborative relationships between ASHRM and other healthcare organizations dedicated to furthering a collective effort in driving down preventable serious safety events.
This week you can test your own healthcare risk management skills and compete for prizes. Take the ASHRM HRM Week 2012 Interactive Quiz and have a safe, risk-reduced week.