The ERM experience of the Lombardy Region as a tool for improving the safety of the regional health care system

Igiene e Sanità Pubblica 2023; 85 (5): 101-109

Enrico Burato, Liviana Scotti, Enrico Trombetta, Giacomo Taddei, Alessandro Audino, Enrico Malinverno, Davide Molteni, Giorgia Saporetti, Alessandra Rossodivita, Silvana Castaldi, Rossella Barni, Simona Amato.


Risk Management Network of Lombardia Region (Italy)

Key Word:  Helthcare ERM, Patient Safety


The Regional Center for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety of the Lombardy Region, with the technical partnership of Aon, designed an innovative Healthcare Enterprise Risk Management Model (hereafter HERM) to meet the following objectives: 

  • Improve the safety of the Regional Healthcare System through the implementation of methods and tools aimed to identify, analyze and mange in an integrated way all the risks to which are exposed the healthcare companies.
  • Preserve the creation of “social value” in the medium-long term and the sustainable achievement of strategic and operational objectives.
  • Optimize risk management costs.
  • Reduce/mitigate adverse events in all business processes.
  • Enable the ability to anticipate and react to changes.
  • Establish sound long-term and risk-based strategies.

This paper describes the structuring of the overall HERM Model Framework, and the related information flows, the tools supporting the Healthcare Enterprise Risk Management Methodology (such as the Risk Model and the Assessment Metrics) and presents the preliminary result of first experience of Healthcare ERM in Italy.

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