By Jay Kumar
As part of Healthcare Risk Management Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how healthcare organizations are dealing with managing risks.
The Quick Poll had a total of 81 respondents.
Biggest risks facing healthcare organizations
Asked which are the top risks facing their organizations, 47% of respondents said their biggest concern was workforce retention. Other top concerns were COVID-19, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity and ransomware, caregiver burnout, and medical errors.
Frequency of risk assessments
Asked how often their organization conducts a risk assessment, 59% of respondents said annually. Another 19% said they conducted assessments only when needed. Nine percent said they conduct risk assessments twice a year, and others wrote in quarterly, when requested by a client, and every three years.
Risk management technology
When asked what types of technology they use to monitor risks, nearly 48% of respondents said they use data analytics. Another 30% use risk management software, and only a single respondent each said they used AI or robotic process automation, although a few wrote in that they use a combination of AI and software.
Concern over organizational risk management
When asked about the level of concern regarding their organization’s ability to assess and manage risks, 58% of respondents said they were somewhat concerned. Another 33% indicated they were very concerned, while 10% were not concerned.
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