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American Society For Healthcare Risk Management Ashrm

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

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American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) — a nonprofit professional organization formed in 1980 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, that supports healthcare risk managers and has 5,400 members and 50 affiliated local chapters that represent a variety of healthcare-related entities with clinical, legal, and financial interests. The vision of ASHRM is to be a leader in advancing safe and trusted health care through enterprise risk management. The ASHRM mission is to advance patient safety, reduce uncertainty, and maximize value through management of risks across the healthcare enterprise based upon the following four goals: (1) enterprise risk management—facilitate effective decision-making in the healthcare industry through the application of enterprise risk management; (2) patient safety—advance patient safety through a value-driven approach; (3) leadership—be recognized as an influential leader in healthcare enterprise risk management; and (4) governance and operations.

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