risk management at health centers

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a health care risk management program.

Conduct research on approaches to risk management processes, policies, and concerns in your current or anticipated professional arena to find an example of a risk management plan. Look for a plan with sufficient content to be able to complete this assignment successfully. In a 1,000‐1,250-word paper, provide an analysis of the risk management plan that includes the following:

  1. Summary of the type of risk management plan you selected (new employee, specific audience, community‐focused, etc.) and your rationale for selecting that example. Describe the health care organization to which the plan applies and the role risk management plays in that setting.
  2. Description of the standard administrative steps and processes in a typical health care organization’s risk management program compared to the administrative steps and processes you identify in your selected example plan. (Note: For standard risk management policies and procedures, look up the MIPPA-approved accrediting body that regulates the risk management standards in your chosen health care sector, and consider federal, state, and local statutes as well.)
  3. Analysis of the key agencies and organizations that regulate the administration of safe health care in your area of concentration and an evaluation of the roles each one plays in the risk management oversight process.
  4. Evaluation of your selected risk management plan’s compliance with the standards of its corresponding MIPPA-approved accrediting body relevant to privacy, health care worker safety, and patient safety.
  5. Proposed recommendations or changes you would implement in your risk management program example to enhance, improve, or secure the aforementioned compliance standards.

In addition to your textbook, you are required to support your analysis with a minimum of three peer‐reviewed references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

BS Health Sciences

3.2 Discuss compliance with risk management protocol.

Explore The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations website.


Read “Developing a Risk Management Plan,” by Snow (2010), located on the USAID website.


Read “Sample Risk Management Plan for Nursing Businesses and Practices,” located on the Nurses Service Organization website, and view the sample risk management plan as an example of a nursing practice risk management plan.


Read “Legal Risk Management Opportunities, Pharmacy Practice, and P&T Committees, Part 2: Risk Management Recommendations,” by O’Donnell and Vogenberg, from Pharmacy and Therapeutics (2014), as an example of a pharmacy risk management plan.


Read “Clinical Areas of Liability: Risk Management Concerns in Long-Term Care,” by Weinberg and Levine, from Annals of Long-Term Care (2005), as an example of a long-term care risk management plan.


Read pages 1-25 of “Risk Management at Health Centers,” by the Office of Inspector General (2005), located on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.


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