Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, The Essentials (Volume 1)

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The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) announces the 6th edition of its authoritative reference text on healthcare risk management.

The Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations, Volume 1, The Essentials presents the most respected guidance for today's healthcare risk management professional.

The sixth edition is the latest edition of the Handbook which has become the standard in healthcare risk management. The three-volume set covers the enterprise-wide continuum of care and associated risk and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent changes in the healthcare environment. The Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations offers current information, regulatory and legal updates, and assessment tools that will prove invaluable to both new and seasoned risk managers.

Volume 1 presents the essentials of healthcare risk management in twenty informative chapters on governance, legal concepts, identifying organizational risk, claims administration, risk financing, insurance principles and coverage, patient safety organizations, performance improvement, data as a tool, the clinical record, interpersonal communication skills, ethics, contract review, information technologies, emergency management, and occupational safety, health, and environmental impairment.

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,300 members representing clinical, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources, and the maintenance of safe working environments.

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The Official Handbook of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

Risk Management in Health Care: The Essentials (Volume 1 of the Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Fifth Edition), presents the most authoritative guidance for today's health care risk managers.

This is the most current edition of the book that has become a standard in the field. The three-volume set covers the enterprise-wide continuum of care and associated risk and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the current changes in the health care environment. The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations offers current information, regulatory and legal updates, and assessment tools that will prove invaluable to both new and seasoned risk managers.

The first volume focuses on the essentials of health care risk management and provides information on:

  • Basics of Health Care Enterprise Risk Management
  • Health Care Legal Concepts
  • Introduction to American Law
  • Governance of Health Care Organizations
  • Development of a Risk Management Program
  • The Health Care Risk Management Professional
  • Risk Management Metrics
  • Ethics in Patient Care
  • Patient Communication
  • Physician and Allied Health Professional Credentialing
  • Documentation and Medical Records
  • Basic Claims Administration
  • Contract Review Primer for the Risk Management Professional
  • Information Technology and Risk Managemen
  • Health Information Management
  • Introduction to Risk Financing
  • Insurance Basics: Principles and Coverages
  • Organizational Staffing
  • Emergency Management
  • The Basics of Occupational and Environmental Health

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources, and the maintenance of safe working environments.

About the Author:

Roberta Carroll, RN, ARM, MBA, CPCU, CPHRM, CPHQ, DFASHRM, HEM, (series and volume editor) is senior vice president of Aon Risk Services' National Healthcare Practice. She is based in Tampa, Florida.

Peggy L. B. Nakamura, RN, MBA, JD, DFASHRM, CPHRM, (volume editor) is assistant vice president, chief risk officer, and associate counsel, Adventist Health, in Roseville, California.

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