ASHRM 2020 Virtual Conference

October 12-14, 2020


Visit our virtual booth to learn how ECRI’s suite of patient safety, risk and quality solutions help reduce risks and improve safety across all healthcare settings with:

  • ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO - data-driven insights to help members proactively report and learn from adverse events in a legally protected environment
  • Medication Safety – online membership with evidence-based recommendations and tools to help you better protect patients and minimize risk, supported by data and expertise from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • Risk Assessments - web-based risk analyses that will proactively identify areas of patient harm and financial losses
  • Alerts Workflow - facilitate safer and more efficient recall and healthcare technology risk management and maintain high levels of patient safety, workflow efficiency, and regulatory compliance

For more information, or if you would like to set up a virtual meeting with one of our experts, please contact us at

Agenda & Speakers

Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m ET
Despite the work done to mitigate risks to operative patients, there continue to be incidents, with about 14% of surgical patients in hospital settings experiencing at least one adverse event. Related events include unintentionally retained surgical items, wrong site surgery, and contamination of surgical instruments. During a session titled Strategies for Surgical Patient Safety, we will discuss the findings from three categories from our “Deep Dive” into patient safety issues related to surgery and provide high level strategies to mitigate the risks associated with them. 

Gail Horvath, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST, Senior Patient Safety Analyst and Consultant IV


The American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) Annual Conference connects professionals with the leading findings and innovations in health care to reduce risk, improve patient safety, and create value for hospitals and health care organizations.


Visit the American Society for Health Care Risk Management website for more information and to register for the ASHRM Virtual Conference.