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CHA Patient-Directed Care Collaborative Webinar Series - Part 2
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please join the Patient-Directed Care Collaborative, an interactive webinar series, which will be held monthly from May 2017 – April 2018.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care. 

Through the Patient-Directed Care Collaborative, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it. 

Utilizing this 12-month collaborative approach, teams from a variety of hospitals will work with each other and our faculty to identify process changes that will lead to lasting improvement in patient and family engagement.

The collaborative will meet virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. from May, 2017 through April, 2018.  There is no cost to attend but pre-registration for each session is required.

Featured will be Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare. Born with cystic fibrosis, Ms. Christensen has received two life-saving double lung transplants and today uses her patient background and professional training to address a variety of key topics revolving around the patient perspective. 

The series is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.  

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How to Ensure a Healthcare Compliance Program is Really Effective
Friday, June 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $150
  • Other Member: $175
  • Non-Member: $200

This program will cover the latest industry enforcement trends including developments on compliance program effectiveness. It will also provide an in-depth discussion on how to mitigate key risk areas such as coding, billing, and privacy. Participants will be provided tips on how to demonstrate the effectiveness of a compliance program and participate in an interactive discussion on these topics.

Breakfast will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Managing the Operating Budget
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

In today’s healthcare environment, resources are limited. Managers are challenged to get the most out of their budgeted resources and comply with budgetary constraints. The need for sound budget management tools is paramount. Managers must understand revenue and costs behavior, how to analyze their departmental performance, and how to modify performance to achieve their budgeted operational and financial objectives.

This day-long program—part two of a two-part series introduced in April 2017—will introduce managers to a variety of analytic tools (revenue and spending analysis, volume adjusted variance analysis, work process and root cause analysis, revenue and expense forecasting) as well as a number of strategies to improve revenue and expense performance. Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare returns at member request to present this program.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30.

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Financial Analysis Tools for Managers
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

What is the potential financial impact of a new initiative or a new technology? How can the financial impact be determined? Why is departmental supply spending so much higher than last year? Does it make sense to staff a critical vacancy with agency staff? Is the employment of clinical pharmacists, intensivists or hospitalists financially sound? 

What are the best ways to develop answers to these questions? How can department managers and directors make and support their decisions with sound financial analyses? This program provides managers and clinicians with tools they can use to answer these and other questions about current performance and opportunities they are considering. Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare returns at member request to present this program.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30.

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CHA Patient-Directed Care Collaborative Webinar Series - Part 3
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please join the Patient-Directed Care Collaborative, an interactive webinar series, which will be held monthly from May 2017 – April 2018.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care. 

Through the Patient-Directed Care Collaborative, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it. 

Utilizing this 12-month collaborative approach, teams from a variety of hospitals will work with each other and our faculty to identify process changes that will lead to lasting improvement in patient and family engagement.

The collaborative will meet virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. from May, 2017 through April, 2018.  There is no cost to attend but pre-registration for each session is required.

Featured will be Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare. Born with cystic fibrosis, Ms. Christensen has received two life-saving double lung transplants and today uses her patient background and professional training to address a variety of key topics revolving around the patient perspective. 

The series is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.  

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