As healthcare moves toward greater use of outpatient-care facilities, risk management will expand its focus.
The fourth annual Excellence in Healthcare Risk Management Awards mirror healthcare's move toward outpatient care from the acute-care setting.
This year's risk management awards reflect increased attention on risk management issues by healthcare professionals across organizational lines.
Judges of this year's contest were impressed with entries that crossed traditional acute-care boundaries into other clinical settings. Only one of the winning programs came from the traditional risk management department; the other three were initiated by clinicians.
Judges for this year's competition were:
Kenneth Ackerman Jr., principal associate at Washington-based McManis Associates.
Donald Arnwine, president, Arnwine Associates, Dallas.
Lois Bittle, president, Bittle & Associates, Baltimore.
Daniel Creasey, president, Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, Mass.
Timothy McCormick, president, Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
Robert Montgomery, M.D., medical director, Meritcare Health System, Fargo, N.D.
David Ottensmeyer, M.D., president and chief executive officer, The Lovelace Institutes, Albuquerque, N.M.
Ellison Pierce, M.D., chairman of the Department of Anesthesia Patient Safety, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston.
Geoffrey Segar, attorney with Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan, Indianapolis.