Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Resources

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) provides a framework for achieving safe, reliable health care, and is a key ASHRM initiative in its mission to promote safe and trusted health care. The following resources have been developed to help you and your organization adopt and implement an ERM program at a hospital, clinic or any other health care facility.

Free ASHRM Resources
ASHRM Playbooks
Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program

Free ASHRM Resources

ERM Quick Reference Tool
A two-page document that quickly outlines the framework for ERM, including guiding principles and domains.
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Enterprise Risk Management for Boards and Trustees: Leveraging the Value
Developed in collaboration with the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance, this publication explains the ERM approach, the framework, the benefits and value of ERM. It details the Board’s role in ERM and provides a case example.
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White Paper - Enterprise Risk Management: A Framework for Success
This White Paper visually outlines the ERM Framework developed by ASHRM and defines its key structural components in any health care setting. Use this framework to help build consistency in your efforts to develop or move forward your ERM efforts.
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Enterprise Risk Management:  Readiness Assessment Tool
The intent of this ERMRAQ tool is for you to gain information regarding the readiness of your Organization to implement ERM Practices or the maturity of ERM initiatives already initiated.
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ASHRM Playbooks

ASHRM Enterprise Risk Management Playbook: An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Professionals
Whether your organization has just begun the journey into Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), or if you wish to improve an established ERM program, ASHRM’s   resource, “An Enterprise Risk Management Playbook – An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Professionals” is indispensable to your success.

The Playbook gives detailed guidance on developing strategies, identifying risks and opportunities, and various methodologies for assessing enterprise-wide risk. Additionally, the Playbook is packed with essential information such as how to understand ERM concepts and details on the infrastructure necessary for an optimal ERM program.  Purchase Playbook

ASHRM/AHLA Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Entities Third Edition
This handbook addresses the need for, and implementation of, a comprehensive risk management process and plan that encompasses the entire enterprise and crosses departmental barriers. Since many components of ERM are unique to health care providers - the regulatory environment, payer systems, even the mission of the organization - there is a critical need for an industry-specific guide.  Purchase Playbook

Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program

Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program
The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certificate Program provides an insightful road map to best practices while preparing healthcare risk management professionals to balance risks with rewards. This unique “blended learning” program provides a three-prong approach to ERM concepts, strategies, and application. The program pre-work begins online August 15, where participants will work both independently and collaboratively to begin exploring ERM concepts and strategies. Next, participants and ERM faculty meet in-person at Academy, and engage in robust discussion, case studies and practical application. Lastly, the program concludes online, advancing the learning and in-person application by allowing for ongoing communication and collaboration among participants and faculty. Learn more about the ERM Certificate program.