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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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Peer Supporter Coaching Webinar
Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join Gerald Lewis, PhD, and peer supporters from hospitals across the state to discuss the successes and challenges encountered.

This coaching session is for those that have attended a Peer Supporter Training course at CHA, those currently serving as a Peer Supporter for their organization, and those interested in doing so in the future.

Log-in information will be sent to each registrant a few days before the webinar.

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CPQC Annual Conference
Monday, November 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The next CPQC meeting will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the annual Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The theme of the conference is Safe Care and Unexpected Events. 

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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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HIIN: When Words and Actions Matter Most: Responding to Unexpected Harm
Wednesday, December 18, 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 December 18 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.

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HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Rules: Keeping Current to Remain Compliant
Thursday, January 9, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $165
  • Other Member: $190
  • Non-Member: $300

This program will cover current HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Rules, with an emphasis on patient access rights, and emerging issues in cyber security, devices and technology issues, social media considerations, and the enforcement and liability risks for HIPAA covered entities and business associates. Particular attention will be paid to recent case law and enforcement activities by the Office for Civil Rights. The program information includes strategies for maintaining continuous compliance, a discussion of necessary policies and procedures, and practical tips and solutions to address real-time situations.

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

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