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Developing Risk Management Dashboards Using Risk and Quality Measures: A Visual Best Practices Approach

  • September 28, 2017

Authors explain terms and concepts of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and review metrics to employ in a visual ERM dashboard, such as medical malpractice claims data.


Identifying the most powerful and informative measures, designing the most appropriate dashboards, and incorporating visual best practices are crucial steps required for evaluating the effectiveness and value of
an enterprise risk management program. The authors discuss metrics that can be leveraged in a comprehensive enterprise risk management program, including the value of leveraging medical malpractice claims data. Analysis of medical malpractice claims data can inform an organization if its “focus and investment in its real-time risk management initiatives and subsequent trended metrics are aligned with the trends identified in a claims analysis.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Bunting RF, Siegal D. Developing risk management dashboards using risk and quality measures: A visual best practices approach [published online ahead of print September 28, 2017]. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21287 [subscription may be required].