Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

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Roberta Carroll, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Wiley, 2004 - Medical - 1350 pages
The Official Handbook of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Fourth Edition presents the most authoritative guidance for today’s health care risk managers.

This fourth edition of the book, which has become a standard in the field, 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. 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 Handbook takes a practical, user-friendly approach and contains information on the myriad new and emerging risks in the industry. The book includes important new insights on timely topics such as patient safety, error reduction, risk financing, and bioterrorism preparedness and response.

This new edition also presents the concept of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), which encourages the evaluation of all risk exposures confronting an organization. ERM supports a comprehensive and integrated risk management program strategy to help ensure the efficient delivery of the safe and trusted health care that patients expect.

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About the author (2004)

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 4,300 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.

Roberta Carroll, ARM, MBA, CPCU, CPHRM, is director, Risk Management at Aon Risk Consultants in Tampa, Flordia. She is a frequent speaker in the health care risk management areas of risk financing, claims administration, loss control, captive management, strategic planning, and reengineering. A past president of ASHRM, she has served on its board of directors for six years.

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