PSQH Quick Poll: Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Risk Management

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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