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The risk management team at BETA Healthcare Group has put together this list of helpful websites and publications. To jump to a specific topic, please click on a link below.

American Osteopathic Association
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
National Committee on Quality Assurance
National Practitioner Data Bank
California Code of Regulations
California Law and Bill Information
Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Register
Board of Pharmacy
Board of Registered Nursing
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Department of Health Services
Medical Board of California
Physician Assistant Committee
Patient and Family Centered Care
American College of Physicians
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Family Voices
The Healthcare and Patient Partnership Institute
IHI tools for adverse events and crisis management
Medical College of Georgia
Memorial Healthcare System
Monograph on Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care
Patient and Family Centered Care Partners
Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Conversation Project
The Institute for Family-Centered Care
PFA – Patient Family Advisors
Patient Safety
Californians Allied for Patient Protection
Harvard Risk Management Foundation
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement/a>
Institute of Medicine
The Leapfrog Group
Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
National Guideline Clearinghouse
National Institutes of Health
National Patient Safety Foundation
NPSF Health Information Technology Through the Lens of Patient Safety Adobe Acrobat PDF
Partnership for Patient Safety
Patient Safety Curriculum from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Premier Safety Institute
Quality Interagency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force
Safer California Healthcare: Strategic Alliance for Error Reduction
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Final Check – A Strategy to Eliminate Specimen Mislabeling
The Final Check Video
The Final Check PDF
U.S. Pharmacopeia
Veterans Health Administration
Quality Data
IHI Data Collection Planning Tool
CMS Hospital Quality Initiative
Nursing Home Compare: Survey Results
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CLIA Regulations
Critical Access Hospital Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
HIPAA Transaction Standards
Risk Management Newsletter
Legal Newsletter - Law Watch
CAE Healthcare - Patient Simulator / software / education vendor for METI products
Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (GHOSTS)
Gaumard - Patient Simulator / software / education vendor
Healthy Simulation (Medical simulation resource website)
Laerdal - Patient Simulator / software / education vendor
Simulab Corporation - Simulation vendor
Societies and Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Health Information Management Association
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
American Nurses Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
California Hospital Association
California Medical Association
Emergency Nurses Association
National Association Medical Staff Services
National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Risk Management Associations

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
One North Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 422-3980

California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM)
120 Village Square, PMB #34
Orinda, CA 94563

Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM)

Suggested Publications

Risk Management Handbook
Carroll, Roberta
Sixth Edition, 2011

Consent Manual
California Hospital Association, 43rd Edition, 2016

Lipton, M. Steven, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
California Hospital Association, Eighth Edition, 2012

Minors and Healthcare Law - A Handbook on Consent for Treatment of Infants, Children and Adolescents
California Hospital Association, 12th Edition, 2016

Mental Health Law Manual
California Hospital Association, 10th Edition, 2016

Record and Data Retention Schedule
California Hospital Association, Eighth Edition, 2011

Free Online Resources

AHC Media
CHPSO Patient Safety News
COPIC 3R’s Program
Disaster Response
Focus on Patient Safety – NPSF
Forum (Crico/RMF)
Free Health Care Related Newsletters
Horty Springer Health Law Links
Horty Springer Health Law Express
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
ISMP Medication Safety Alert
Medscape Patient Safety
Patient Safety Strategies - Crico/RMF
Premier Safety Share
Quality and Safety Research Group – John Hopkins University
Sorry Works! Coalition
The Joint Commission Online
The Sullivan Group

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