The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s (ASHRM’s) Annual Conference in Austin Texas offered a great variety of risk management and patient safety presentations that proved to be interesting, informative and timely. New York was well represented with noted subject matter experts serving as presenters in all domains of the ASHRM program. The AHRMNY cocktail reception for our New York attendees was very well attended at Max’s Wine Dive, with an atmosphere which truly reflected a New York City loft vibe. Thank you to the membership, supporters and sponsors of AHRMNY.
Our academic year started off with a highly successful webinar on the New HIPAA Rule by Margaret (Margie) Davino, Esq. of Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan, LLP. The webinar was well attended, with almost two hundred participants, as the topic was timely and the material was informative.
The Education Committee continues to work to plan conferences and webinars for this year. We ask that you save the date for Friday, December 13, 2013 for a half day conference at Beth Israel Medical Center-Podell Auditorium in the Bernstein Pavilion. The topics include social media and jury trials presented by Robert Gibson, Esq. and Jessie Capell, Esq. of Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP. As well, Laurie Cohen, Esq. of Nixon Peabody LLP will present on the topic of an enterprise risk management (ERM) approach to pay for performance and patient satisfaction. Registration for this event is in progress.
In-line with the committees, there is still time to join a committee that you are interested in. Our Membership Committee reports a robust launch of our membership renewal and new members joining the Association. If you have not yet renewed your membership, or you are interested in joining the Association, please do so as soon as possible.
The Publications Committee continues to diligently work on articles, and preparing the Risk Management Quarterly (RMQ.) We are sure that you will find this edition as informative and engaging as ever. The Public Relations, Bylaws and Fundraising committees continue proactive efforts to support our goals, mission and vision.
As always, we are appreciative for our generous sponsors without whom; these events would not be possible. Their support is essential to our organization.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. Looking forward to seeing you in December.
Francine A. Thomas
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014