Enterprise Risk Management for Hospital Systems: What Counsel Needs to Know

Leveraging ERM as a Strategic Business Tool

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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This CLE course will provide guidance for hospital counsel on advising hospital systems in using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as an effective business tool to proactively identify and manage risk.


Hospitals are under increased pressure to improve quality and accountability, generate revenue, and save costs. Risk management practices that identify and minimize business vulnerabilities and anticipate future risks are more critical than ever.

Many hospital systems have adopted ERM as a business tool to identify key risks, assess vulnerability, determine risk capacity, allocate resources, and implement proactive responses to mitigate the impact of high-risk activities.

Hospital counsel play a crucial role in implementing ERM, yet some face challenges in making ERM work as a successful strategic business tool for the hospital system.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners experienced in ERM explains the elements of ERM and outlines how hospital systems can use ERM to proactively identify and manage risk.



  1. Defining ERM
  2. The connection between ERM and compliance
  3. Role of hospital counsel in ERM implementation
  4. Implementation challenges and strategies


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What is the role of hospital counsel in implementing a successful ERM program?
  • What types of tools are hospital counsel using to conduct risk assessments and track risk scores?
  • What type of risk information is most useful to hospital business units?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Eric Esperne, JD, CPCM
Eric Esperne, JD, CPCM
Dell | Healthcare & Life Sciences

He is a career in-house attorney in the Internet, telecommunications, information technology and business services...  |  Read More

Erin L. Muellenberg
Erin L. Muellenberg

Arent Fox

She advises a broad range of health care clients, including hospitals, surgery centers, health systems, and physicians...  |  Read More

Theresa Zimmerman, RN, BSN, JD
Theresa Zimmerman, RN, BSN, JD

Forbes Law Group

She is a nurse, attorney and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. She has...  |  Read More

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