ASHRM conference will address ERM


The annual conference of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM) takes place later this month from October 27-30, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Promised highlights include consultant and author Ian Morrison who will be presenting “The future of the healthcare marketplace: playing the new game” on day one, and “endeavour to succeed”, presented by closing keynote, Captain Mark Kelley, on October 30.

“In addition to that, our Enterprise Risk Management Panel on Tuesday is sure to be a lively and interactive discussion,” ASHRM president Andrew Oppenburg told Healthcare Risk Management Review. 

“And of course I would be remiss if I left out our myriad of educational sessions. We have over 70 sessions, in addition to ASHRM’s bite size learning sessions and our new research sessions. Not to mention all of the fantastic networking events too,” he said.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Everyone is a Risk Manager”, emphasizes the vital role that all healthcare workers hold as guardians of patient safety, says Oppenburg. “ASHRM believes that together, we can help keep patients safe,” he said.

ASHRM’s message that Everyone is a Risk Manager is directly tied to the society’s move to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), which ASHRM defines as “a comprehensive framework for making risk management decisions that maximize value protection and creation, by managing risk and uncertainty and their connections to total value.”

Read more about ASHRM’s approach to ERM in the autumn edition of Healthcare Risk Management Review, out later this month.

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