Risk taking is a major component of leadership. While health information professionals are not known as risk takers, a number of leaders have taken significant risks in their careers that have resulted in major benefits for their institutions and their profession. This paper looks at risk taking in the context of leadership, its attributes, and the ways risk taking can lead to successful change. It also examines the risk taking of a number of health information professional leaders and the common characteristics of each. It concludes with six principles of swimming with sharks and the ways these might be leveraged for risk taking and leadership to meet the challenges to the profession in the future.
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Anyone can get food poisoning, but certain groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. These groups of people are:. Food poisoning can be particularly dangerous for them because illness can lead to diarrhea and dehydration. Children younger than 5 are three times more likely to be hospitalized if they get a Salmonella infection. And kidney failure strikes 1 out of 7 children under age 5 who are diagnosed with E.
Knowing that limiting how much alcohol you drink or exercising regularly can decrease your breast cancer risk is important. But you probably want to know just how much taking those steps -- limiting alcohol and exercising regularly -- can lower your risk. Relative risk is the number that tells you how much something you do, such as maintaining a healthy weight, can change your risk compared to your risk if you're very overweight. Relative risk can be expressed as a percentage decrease or a percentage increase. Absolute risk is the size of your own risk.