Everyone on your team should fully understand risk management best practices. Proper education on the topic can protect your patients, your colleagues, and yourself from potentially dire events.
Regularly read articles and watch videos about risk management and all it involves to develop or brush up on your knowledge. (Just make sure they’re from credible sources.) Below, we’ve gathered some of the best resources to gain a deeper understanding of the integral practice of healthcare risk management.
Articles on Risk Management in Healthcare
- Risk Management and Medical Liability: A Manual for Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Care Professionals, Indian Health Service.
- This multipage guide provides a comprehensive synopsis of risk management principles for the healthcare environment, as well as information regarding how to avoid or reduce your risk of becoming the target of medical malpractice claims.
- Overview of Risk Management Profession, The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM).
- Learn the who, what, where, and how to become a risk manager.
- Managing Risk: Turning the Titanic Into the Love Boat,, Lyday, Kevin. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- An overview of risk management basics and strategies. This also includes a PowerPoint from the CDC about how to create a risk management plan.
- Social Media and Health Care Professionals: Benefits, Risks, and Best Practices, Ventola, C.L. National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI).
- This piece provides an interesting discussion of possible risks involved when staff use social media in inappropriate and unethical ways.
Healthcare Risk Management Jobs
- How To Get a Job in Healthcare Risk Management, Berxi Insurance.
- Learn more about what healthcare risk managers do, how much they get paid, and how to get into the industry.
Risk Management Sample Plans
- CDC Up Templates for Project Risk Management Plans for Standardized Project Management, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- A menu of multiple templates are provided by the CDC for risk management and project management topics.
Risk Management Videos
- Security Risk Assessment Videos. Security 101: Security Risk Analysis, HealthIT.gov.
- Security risk assessment process overview, regarding the safe maintenance of electronic protected health information for small- to medium-sized medical practices.
Risk Management Courses
- Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, American Hospital Association.
- Find out how you can earn your certification as a risk manager in healthcare from the American Hospital Association.
- Educational Programs Offered at the ASHRM Academy, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
- Patient Safety Courses/Becoming Certified in Patient Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Image courtesy of iStock.com/tzahiV