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Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program


The HRM Certificate Program is a 3-part foundational course covering the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a health care risk professional.

The HRM modules are a learner-centered in-person training program with an emphasis on interactivity. Participants will interact with leading faculty in the field of risk management to learn about the concepts, scenarios and critical decisions required for the role.

This program is highly recommended for professionals with less than 5 years of experience in health care risk management.

Upcoming Course Dates

  • AUG

    HRM 1 - 3 at ASHRM Express in Washington, D.C.

    August 5 - 10, 2024

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  • OCT

    HRM 1 at ASHRM24 Pre-Conference in San Diego, CA

    October 4 - 5, 2024

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Participants who complete all three modules will earn the HRM Certificate. Learn more about what is covered in each module below:

Module 1: Essentials in Health Care Risk Management

Enhance your foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to support a successful health care risk management (HRM) program.

  • Risk Management Overview
  • The Role of the Risk Manager
  • Risk Identification
  • High-Risk Settings
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Control
  • RCA
  • Risk Financing
  • Claims & Litigation
  • Documentation and Informed Consent
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • ERM into Practice

Module 2: Applications in Health Care Risk Management

Enrich your practical risk management skills using complex subject matter.

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • The Legal System: Introduction to the Law
  • Compliance & Privacy
  • Conditions of Participation/Accreditation
  • Contemporary Health Care Exposures
  • Employees - Balancing Rights in the Health Care Workplace
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Claims and Litigation
  • Credentialing
  • Informed Consent
  • Disclosure
  • Continuum of Care
  • Risk Trending and Analysis

Module 3: Advanced Forum in Health Care Risk Management

Use your risk management skills to engage stakeholders in creating and protecting organizational value.

  • The Risk Manager’s Role in ERM
  • Social Media
  • Contract Review
  • Risk Financing
  • Leadership Skills
  • Big Data and Population Health
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Telemedicine
  • Actuarial Process and Risk Transfer
  • Captives
  • Supply Chain

Have You Completed All 3 Modules?
Complete the Certificate of Completion Application

Upon completion of all three modules in the Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program, ASHRM is pleased to award a certificate of completion for the entire program. Candidates must complete and return the certificate of completion application (Microsoft Word document), along with copies of each module’s certificate, to ASHRM to be eligible for the certificate of completion. Once received, ASHRM will process and send back the certificate of completion to the successful participant.

Certificate of Completion Application

Important Course Information

  • Audience
    Risk and quality managers, insurance and claims professionals, safety officers, administrators, financial officers, clinicians, attorneys, consultants and other health care professionals from all levels of experience.

    The HRM Certificate Program faculty are seasoned leaders from a variety of settings. They are health care risk management professionals who practice in risk financing, claims administration, insurance, patient safety, ethics, compliance and other domains covered in the courses.

    Methods of instruction for the modules include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises and case studies.

    ASHRM recommends that you take the modules in sequence, as information expands from one module to the next. Essentials is an ideal educational base for new risk managers, and an excellent up-to-date refresher for more experienced professionals. As the next step, Applications shows how the principles described in Essentials actually work in the real world. The Advanced Forum consists of expertly guided, small-group analysis of complex challenges, and is most beneficial when all participants are able to share their proven solutions.

  • ASHRM Credit

    This program is approved for 13 contact hours of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal – for those who hold the designation at the time of the program.

    Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

    American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This program has been approved for 13 contact hours.

  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of the following:

    • Full attendance
    • Completion of evaluation taken within two weeks of the course

    Email for questions.


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