Risk and Safety Management in Health Care Institutions and Networks

Training site:
Training responsible:
Alain DESROCHES and Vincent LEROUX
  • Keywords
    Health, Risk, Planning, Management, Hospital, Networks, Quality, Safety, Security, Prevention, Insurance.
  • Aims
    From risk management to the management of the global risk.
    The demands of the public and of health service regulatory bodies converge to require increasing levels of quality and safety from health-care institutions. Working committees on health-care issues and health-care network are created, and health-care institutions implement profound changes brought about by new practices in health-care and increasing socio-economic demands while increasing their competencies in the control of risk.

    Safety is a constraint of Quality.
    Risk management and coordination of vigilance are an integral part of the process of accreditation and Quality procedures. These procedures do not define the methods and management tools of risk management implemented to prevent accidents. Through the lessons-learned process and the application of a rigorous and well-controlled procedure, risk management goes beyond the fulfillment of rules and regulations and becomes a factor of progress.

    The aim of this Specialized Master's Degree, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, is to train health care professionals in risk management, but also to acquire its particular frame of mind, the basis of which is learning to doubt.

    All aspects of an integrated policy of risk management (risk acceptability, risk identification, risk mastery, residual risk management), of health safety, professional risk, andlessons-learned processes will be covered in the course.
  • Tuition
    This is a career integrated modular program spread over a period of two calendar years, making it compatible with professional activity. Lectures (343,5 hours), tutorials and case studies (135 hours) are programmed on four and a half to five days per month over a period of 18 months.
    This is followed by an applied internship between four and six months in a health care institution and the defense of a professional thesis before a committee during the 24th month.
  • Course structure
    • Module 1: Introduction and Fundamentals (22.5 hours)
    • Module 2: Tools and Methods of Risk Assessment and Analysis (104.5 hours)
      • Probability,
      • Statistics,
      • Decision Support Systems,
      • Risk Assessment and Analysis,
      • Operational Safety.
    • Module 3: Risk and Safety Management (96.5 hours)
      • Principles of Risk and Safety Management,
      • Implementation and Engineering Safety,
      • Capitalizing on Experience: lessons-learned process,
      • Safety Normalization and Regulation,
      • The Human Factor,
      • Management of Operational Risk - Basics,
      • Crisis Management.
    • Module 4: Health Care Institutions and Types of Risk (133.5 hours)
      • Health Care Practices,
      • Defining and Mapping Risk,
      • Responsibility in Risk Management,
      • Victimology,
      • Case Studies.
    • Module 5: Role of the Chief Risk Officer in Risk Management (93 hours)
      • Institutional Plans of Action and Rules of Health Safety and Security,
      • Management of Operational Risk - Applications,
      • Management of communication and information,
      • Insurance and Risk Management,
      • Case Studies.
    • Module 6: Comparative Administration, Technical English and Communication (37 hours)
      • Comparison of European Systems and Risk Management,
      • Technical English.
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Application Services École Centrale Paris Phone : +33 1 41 13 11 29 or +33 1 41 13 11 96 Email : admissions@ecp.fr Alain DESROCHES Phone : +33 1 41 13 15 53 Email : alain.desroches@ecp.fr Vincent LEROUX Phone : +33 1 41 13 15 53 Email : vincent.leroux@ecp.fr Administrative Information Phone : +33 (0)1 41 13 14 02 Email : sante@cf.ecp.fr

Activity sectors and career opportunities

The aim of this Specialized Master's course is to train risk managers able to operate effectively in a health-care institution or agency.