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HIIN: When Words and Actions Matter Most: Responding to Unexpected Harm
Thursday, October 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

As part of its strategic plan, CHA is implementing a statewide disclosure, apology, and early resolution collaborative to promote transparency. Join us on October 17 to learn best approaches and to obtain hands-on practice.

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

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Safe Patient Handling Forum
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

As part of our statewide Safer Hospitals Initiative, CHA—in partnership with PMA Companies—is hosting a full-day Safe Patient Handling Forum at CHA in Wallingford, CT.  This Board driven initiative is focused on providing healthcare staff with strategies and practices to improve worker safety, minimize workplace violence, and facilitate the adoption of peer-to-peer support programs.

This Forum will feature data-driven best practices, industry standards, and new strategies for reducing patient handling injuries.  Attendees will have an opportunity to view and learn more about safe patient handling equipment currently in use at hospitals and available on the market.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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HIIN: 2019 Health Equity Collaborative Symposium: Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Celebrating its eighth anniversary, CHA will host the 2019 Health Equity Collaborative Symposium: Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes, an inspiring and informative health equity symposium.

This year’s symposium features a keynote by Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, the physician, scientist, and activist who uncovered the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.  Following Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s keynote presentation, Jaymie Campbell, PhD, AccessMatters, will present a workshop on racial awareness and strategies to eliminate institutional racism.

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Issue-Based Forum: FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Health Sector Emergency Preparedness Training
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: No Fee for Acute Care Members
  • Other Member: No Fee for Other Members
  • Non-Member: N/A

This one-day course is intended to assist healthcare providers and suppliers in achieving the four core emergency preparedness elements outlined in the September 2016 CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Rule.  The course provides instruction, guided discussion, best practice tools, and resources to conduct a risk assessment; the development of an emergency plan; the development of associated policies and procedures; the creation of a communications plan; and the training and testing of the plans, policies, and procedures.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

This session is only offered to CHA members.

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Thursday, November 7, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

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

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is important to determine how well your problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills are keeping pace with the everchanging healthcare environment.  For those who attended “Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in March or September, this is the second course in the two-part program and provides additional development for all managers—those who are new to the role and those who want to continually improve their skills.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact in the Workplace
Friday, November 8, 2019
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

Research has indicated that EQ is an important leadership competency, and essential to driving
performance improvement, beyond “book knowledge” alone.  Understanding and improving personal and social competence will enable participants to develop new insights and key behaviors that positively impact organizational culture.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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2019 Nurse Leadership Forum
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $500

Please join us for CHA’s 19th annual Nurse Leadership Forum, a thought-provoking and timely conference focused on a range of issues impacting the transformation underway in healthcare.  The day begins with a keynote presentation by author, researcher, and filmmaker Ron Galloway on The Disrupters: How Amazon, Apple, CVS and Other Tech Companies Will Change Healthcare.

The Forum will also feature sessions on how best to develop an effective and engaged multi-generational workforce, and build the skills needed to deal effectively and creatively with stressful situations.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125
  • Other Member: $150
  • Non-Member: N/A

Lean principles and methodology are valuable in improving healthcare, but evidence shows that learning about the principles and methodology is simply not enough.  To get the desired results, the principles must be applied.  This program—a follow-up to CHA’s two-part Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—provides an overview of the methodology and tools needed for planning and implementing process improvement initiatives in your organization. 

This is a “how to make it happen session” and will explain (and provide examples of) the elements of an effective Project Charter, a pre-requisite to any successful improvement initiative.  When properly prepared, the charter focuses the team on the business case, problems, objectives, outcomes, and is a major factor in preventing project scope creep.

Participants are asked to bring with them a process improvement opportunity currently under consideration at their facility, enabling them to create a draft charter as part of their actionable plan toward their process improvement initiative.

NOTE: This program is designed for those that attended CHA’s Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—or those with a basic understanding of Lean principles and familiarity with the terminology.  Clinical leaders, operational managers, quality professionals and continuous improvement coordinators, and other change agents will benefit from learning this methodology to effectively plan team oriented improvement initiatives.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Financial Analysis Tools for Managers
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175
  • Other Member: $225
  • Non-Member: $250

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 a.m.

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Managing the Operating Budget
Thursday, December 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175
  • Other Member: $225
  • Non-Member: $250

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 a.m.

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Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation
Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $350
  • Other Member: $350
  • Non-Member: $375

This program is intended to enable the learner to successfully complete the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist examination in nursing professional development. This course also enables novice NPD practitioners to develop foundational knowledge for the specialty practice.

Please note: this is a two-session program, participants must attend both sessions.  The second session will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

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