Healthcare Risk Management

Healthcare Risk Management
and Patient Safety

The University of Florida Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety program was originally developed over a decade ago as a licensure requirement with the Agency for Healthcare Administration. The course has since evolved, and expanded to include broad resources and insights into not only managing organizational risk, but also improved patient safety.

The course is designed to prepare working professionals in healthcare acute, ambulatory, skilled care and home health settings – where organized risk management is paramount. In addition, professionals in health law and insurance may also benefit from the key foundational concepts and valuable resources provided in the course. This course bridges the gap between technical knowledge and directly related work experience.

What is Risk Management in Healthcare? – The New England Journal of Medicine

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Approx 6 Months

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Course Outline

40 hours of educational content related to general risk management administration and departmental organization and management.

30 hours of educational content related to applicable federal, state and local health and safety laws and rules, community interrelationships, and accident prevention.

40 hours related to applicable standards of healthcare risk management, including the principles of malpractice insurance, the conduct of malpractice litigation, and the settlement of malpractice claims.

10 hours related to additional general healthcare risk management contemporary issues.

Career Insight

Salary Range

Entry-Level: $73K – $112K
Intermediate: $90K – $144K
Senior: $103K – $172K

*Sourced from Glassdoor

Job Postings

National: 54,549
Florida: 4,746

*Sourced from Lightcast, period Mar. 2023 – Feb. 2024

Common Job Titles

Healthcare Risk Consultant Health Risk Assessment Nurse Practitioners Registered Nurse Case Managers

Skills Needed

Health Risk Assessments Nursing Case Management Social Work Patient Education and Counseling Medical Records

A Good Fit if You Have:

Strong Analytical Skills Excellent Communication Skills Thorough Knowledge of Healthcare Regulations

Program Benefits

The rigorous curriculum combines the latest concepts with a selection of resources and references available beyond the conclusion of the course. Upon successful completion, participants receive a professional certificate from the University of Florida.

The national job market for professionals with expertise in the management of risk and patient safety continues to grow. The demand for risk managers continues to outpace the existing labor force.

Meet The Instructor

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Les Jebson

Healthcare Executive