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MACRMI Simulation Training
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Melinda van Niel and the team from the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury (MACRMI) will conduct their first simulation training for disclosure and apology as part of our Communication and Resolution Program Collaborative. 

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: The Next Phase of the Opioid Epidemic
Thursday, March 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 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 is a CHA member event.

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The Basics of Budgeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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

Many healthcare department managers have traditionally risen from the professional ranks as successful clinicians or technicians but with little or no formal business financial training. As a result, many are thrust into a complex environment without the necessary knowledge or tools in financial management. Skills in planning and budgeting are essential if they are to achieve the institution’s mission and contribute to “bottom line” results, particularly in an environment of chronic federal and state underfunding. In a very real sense, these represent survival skills for both managers and organizations. This member-requested management development program, part one of a two-part series, provides managers with an introduction to budgeting concepts, including calculating the volume budget and a revenue budget, tools to develop staffing plans, and salary and supply budgets, and information on how best to handle capital and equipment requests.

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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Improving Hospital Operating Efficiency
Friday, March 20, 2020
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

Like it or not, healthcare has become a business. Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point. Doing more with less is routine. Cost reduction strategies have failed to deliver the hoped-for bottom line results. But improvements in efficiency can enhance both clinical outcomes and business results.

Participants will learn what efficiency is and is not, along with a three-part approach focused on balanced productivity, proactive cost management, and aggressive management of throughput.

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 will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Professionals and Social Media Webinar
Monday, March 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $199
  • Other Member: $199
  • Non-Member: $250

In pursuit of professionalism and high reliability, what role does social media play? Team members understand the potential benefits and risks associated with social media use in the medical workplace and conduct themselves professionally.  However, all of us are subject to lapses, with a small number regularly violating professional standards placing patients, quality
of work, other team members and organizational reputation at risk. Addressing the challenge associated with social media use requires the right people, process and systems to promote early identification and interventions to promote best practices. This webinar will discuss developing reliable and successful approaches to address clinical team members who model disrespect toward patients, families, and fellow medical team members including unprofessional use of social media.

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Staff to Management: Starting the Transition
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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

Making the transition from being a staff person one day to a supervisor/manager the next is a significant step. Transitioning from individual contributor to being effective in a leadership role is far more challenging and complicated than ever before and requires the ability to use the tools of diplomacy, negotiation, persuasion, and alliance-building to a greater degree than one used in the past.  Managing the demands of your organization for high productivity and quality, combined with financial prudence and regulatory compliance, are only part of the equation. You will discover that those tasks must be balanced with an excellent grasp of human relations skills in working closely and collaboratively with others.

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

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Change Management: Leading in Turbulent Times
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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

There is no argument that all organizations today are facing inevitable, unrelenting, complex change. The question is—are organizations creating the kind of leaders that have the courage, vision, and adaptability to thrive in the midst of this pervasive change, rather than be overwhelmed by it. Confronted by budget cuts, provider consolidation, cost-shifting, value-based payment models, new market entrants, demand for population health management, and a shift to care-setting outside of hospitals, to name just a few challenges—what is the leadership model required to deal with such disruptive change?

Turbulent times is synonymous with VUCA, an acronym initially used as a military term to describe conflict and an environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous—a perfect description of the healthcare landscape today.

This workshop will blend didactic and experiential material to provide leaders with greater insight, selfawareness, and practical tools they need to help their organizations succeed in the VUCA environment.

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

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2020 CHA Patient Safety Summit
Friday, April 3, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $250
  • Other Member: $325
  • Non-Member: $550

Please join us for CHA’s 18th annual Patient Safety Summit on Friday, April 3 at CHA. This year’s Summit will focus on resilience and high reliability.

The Summit will begin with a presentation by Tanya Lord, a Patient Advocate whose son died after a tonsillectomy. Following Ms. Lord’s presentation, Michael A. Rosen, MA, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present the keynote. The Summit will also include presentations on Emergence Theory, a new approach to patient safety, and the role resilience plays in both patient safety and worker safety.  

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

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Caring for the Human Spirit Conference—Live Webcast
Monday, April 20, 2020 — Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125
  • Other Member: $150
  • Non-Member: $200

This real-time webcast will include the keynote and plenary presentations, and select workshops from the Caring for the Human Spirit Conference in Santa Fe, NM, and provide an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs. Additionally, the webcast will provide an opportunity to engage multiple members of your organization and facilitate the sharing and dissemination of knowledge—while minimizing cost and travel time.

Lunch will be provided on both days; registration begins at 10:30 a.m. each day.

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Wellness and the Workplace: Making the Workplace Better for our Staff
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join the President of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Stan Smullens, MD, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker SaraKay Smullens, MSW, in a workshop to improve wellness and resilience within your organization.

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

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