General Risk Management Sites

National Health Care Risk Management:  ASHRM

  • scholarships and grants
  • networking
  • risk topics of particular interest to health care facilities

Risk Management RIMS and Enterprise Risk Management 

  • Insurance
  • Statistical Modeling

Food and Drug Administration Sites:

Reporting defective medical devices, medicines (including vaccines) Drugs and Biologicals: medical Devices and specific devices such as patient lifts

Information about manufacturing processes

Information for patients and caregivers about safer use of devices 

Guidance for IRB’s:  Financial Conflict of Interest of Investigators (containsnon-binding recommendations)

Report and Request Compensation for injury from a vaccine (VAERs program):

Injuries which can be compensated

Scientific evidence about vaccine safety

Process for compensation

Regulation of health insurance and of insurance for health care providers’ errors and omissions:

The business of Health Insurance, and “Medical Malpractice” insurance (including rules about claims administration): The Health Insurance Exchange and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Federal Insurance programs: Medicare

Patient Safety and Prevention of Medical Error:

Patient Safety and prevention of medical error: Information Exchangeincluding critical communications training and evidence-based patient safety tool library

Management of medical errors through Disclosure and quality improvement including failure mode and effects analysis and human factors analysis.  (see also your accreditation agency resources and State law regarding the applicability of state and federal laws governing the legal discovery of the results  of peer review activities).
Recall Notices
Prevention of Surgical Fires (including ASA and AORN recommendations)

Rules about participation in and the quality of Human Research (ethics and regulations) (see also National Institute of Health)

The Intersection of  Law about Malpractice and Health Care:

Evidence-based information about medical liability reform initiatives and the relationship to patient safety

Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Mediation, Arbitration, andCollaborative Law

Attorneys: ethics and fee arrangements are regulated by the courts; theWSBA has resources and information about how to find an attorney, and information about expectations for attorney due diligence.

Enforcement of Federal laws, rules, regulation: 

Physician Education

Work Plan

Reporting Fraud and the Exclusions Database

Other regulations

Disaster Preparation both Federal and State – eg extended power failure orepidemic– and infectious diseases. but also review your facility’s accreditation and certification requirements as well as state public health requirements and the authority of the governor in a state of an emergency.

The American Red Cross including but not limited to Safe In the Sound

Accomodating the disabled including requirements for interpreter servicesADA,

Patient privacy rules and regulations: HiPAA (HITECH act)

Professional Qualification, Licensure, Discipline; safety from workplace harm:

Worker Health and Safety: WISHA has training videos and free reputable resources; also consult this website for regulations and claims processing requirements.

OSHA 2012 requirements for labels and for educating employees about the look of the labels 

Employer Chemical Hazard Communication (MSDS training and access requirements:) for Washington State:

Employee hiring: workplace discrimination

Who must be licensed; who is responsible for the professions;  mandatory reporting, and complaints and discipline:

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Federal Payor Rules and Conditions of Participation (CoPs):

Medicare quality, coverage, and billing rules