ASHRM 2017 Keynote: John West

Case Law Update 2017

This presentation will recap case law developments over the past year that are of interest to health care risk managers. Subjects will include medical malpractice, emergency medicine, informed consent, confidentiality of medical information and other topics.

Keynote Objectives

Explain developments in the law of:

- Emergency medicine
- Medical malpractice
- Informed consent


John C. West, JD, MHA, DFASHRM, CPHRM is the Principal of West Consulting Services, an independent risk management and patient safety consulting firm. He holds a law degree from Chase College of Law, a master's degree in Health Services Administration from Xavier University, and a bachelor's degree (Biology) from the University of Cincinnati. He holds the designation of distinguished fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM).

He received the Presidential Citation Award from ASHRM (2011) and the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRM (2001), which is its highest honor. He has also been a certified professional in healthcare risk management since 2006. Mr. West has broad experience in loss prevention, including professional and general liability, occupational safety and health, and environmental impairment. He was certified in industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in 1983. Since 1994, Mr. West has been the author of the "Case Law Update" column, published quarterly in the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. He is a regular speaker at national and regional risk management meetings and has published numerous articles on risk management.

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