MHA Winter Trustee Conference
Every January, MHA hosts a conference to help trustees stay on the cutting edge of our constantly evolving health care environment. The January Trustee Conference allows trustees, hospital executives and physician leaders to hone their governance skills and to network and exchange ideas. This year's conference will offer participants 8 general sessions and 16 breakouts on issues of mental and behavioral health, finance, patient safety and the future of health care. Friday will also feature the popular 4 hour Training Camp for Rookie Trustees. To register online, you will need to log-in first (to obtain log-in information, contact MHA at info@mnhospitals.org).
1/6/2017 - 1/8/2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Saturday, 07 January 2017Collapse
 
10:00 AM
As a function of the book "Freakonomics," the application of behavioral economics (BE) to areas such as marketing, sociology and demographics has drawn great attention. Health care is one of the macro areas where BE may be able to make its biggest contribution. In this session we will look at using principles of BE to treat chronic disease, when patients are given clear and constantly updated information regarding risks and benefits of certain types of treatments and health behaviors. In the future, this will increasingly be accomplished through the use of biofeedback sensors, such as the Fitbit or Apple Watch, to aid in decision-making and benefit analysis from the patient's point of view. This presentation looks at the intersection of technology and behavior, to try and gain a clear idea how the two can be melded in innovative ways to improve patient outcomes and control costs.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Accountable care organizations (ACO) were developed to make sure people get the right care at the right time in the right place, while eliminating waste and inefficiency. Essentia Health believes that an ACO model helps align them with health care's "Triple Aim" - providing quality care and enhanced population health at a lower cost. This session will provide a look at both the risks and rewards of being part of an ACO and why it is important to weigh all the aspects.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Just as staff, facilities, providers and systems must grow to meet the changing work of your facility, the board's roles and work must grow as well. Governance entities must be disciplined in measuring effectiveness and changing to meet excellent standards. Sumption will outline the seven critical steps to assure effective governance driven by annual and ongoing board assessment tools and processes. This hands-on session will provide specific tools to complete board assessment and templates for continuous quality improvement within the governance structure. Disciplined governance processes make all the difference to keep pace with the challenges of leading your organization during this time of transformation.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
This program will discuss participation in the Minnesota Hospital Association's Violence Prevention Road Map project and the goals to improve safety at Sanford Tracy and Westbrook by educating staff to identify at-risk behavior of patients, family members, visitors or fellow staff members and to provide training in techniques and strategies to deal with this behavior. You will learn how these rural facilities addressed identification of risks, strategy implementation, staff training and communication, data collection, screening of high-risk patients, incident reporting, emergency response planning and what to do following an incident.

Quality and Patient Safety
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:15 AM
A first-of-its-kind study was recently launched in two communities, Buffalo and Monticello, to help raise the level of happiness and resiliency. This study focuses on how resiliency can be learned and how it affects the overall health efforts in each community. As a result of last year's program presented at this conference, Monticello and Buffalo joined together to provide this "Bounce Back Project" to their community residents. This program will focus on both the collaboration of the two communities and the results of the program as it tries to boost the overall mental and physical health of their communities.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
With an increasing number of players providing medical and social services that keep our patients healthy, it is critical for any health system to be able to coordinate the "total care" of an individual in their population in order to achieve the Triple Aim. Wieland will offer reflections, best practices and lessons learned from Allina's efforts in coordinating care for patients across populations, payers and geographical areas through the Allina Integrated Medical Network.

Quality and Patient Safety
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
What happens to organizations when they refuse to adapt, innovate or even consider that radical change could happen to them? Yahoo refused to innovate and went from a $140 billion company to being sold for $4 billion. Other cautionary tales include Nokia, Blackberry, Xerox and numerous others. A "disinnovative" organization may dismiss a new technology that may be weak in resources but may be strong in a way that is not seen as conventionally useful or valuable. The concept of disinnovation comes down to focusing on the customer of today without anticipating their needs for the future, or neglecting to update technology and change with the times. This session will help organizations recognize signals and be open to their implications.

Principles of Effective Governance
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
Learn how emergency medical technicians from the St. Louis Park Fire Department and the care integration team at Park Nicollet and Methodist Hospital collaborated to develop procedures and outcome metrics to improve the transition from hospital to home. The program has resulted in reduced hospital readmissions, improved outcomes and high patient satisfaction. This collaboration recently won the Minnesota Hospital Association Community Partnership award.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM
Designed specifically for the board chair, this session will focus on the responsibilities of the leader in governance at the board level. Sumption offers best practices in defining and performing the role of the board chair. Specific discussion will be held in several critical areas of board leadership, including the chair's role in leading the governmental processes, developing effective communication within the board, acting as the spokesperson for the board and building and maintaining the relationship between chair and chief executive officer. This session will include time for board chairs to discuss and problem-solve unique issues and challenges they face in their leadership roles.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
To deliver effective population health management and care coordination, health care payers and at-risk providers need highly accurate assessments of their members' health status. Traditional risk stratification tools are of limited value for new members who have incomplete or nonexistent claims histories. In this session, Carrot Health and Medica will discuss how they used consumer data to develop actionable insights about Medica's Medicaid population in Minnesota. This presentation will describe strategies and tactics for using consumer data and insights to improve risk adjustment and population health management.

Fiduciary Duties
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
With a grant from Prime West and the collaboration of community and statewide stakeholders such as Beltrami County and Red Lake Family and Children services, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has developed a new program focusing on ending opioid addiction, specifically in pregnant women. This program is working to provide prenatal care, home visits, help with drug cessation and connections with addiction treatment services. Learn how this project has helped provide better care and give hope to a community in solving the problem of opioid addiction.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
When you select a physician to care for those in your community, you need to be assured that he or she has the knowledge, skills and experience to provide quality care to patients. Patient safety and care outcomes depend on the physicians who provide care within your hospital and health system. Licensing is essential to assure that those physicians have the qualifications to provide safe care to patients. Martinez will provide you with both background and updates on the process used in Minnesota to verify credentials and grant licenses.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, 08 January 2017Collapse
 
9:45 AM
Is your governance structure keeping pace with changing regulations at the state and federal level? Responding to new ways funders pay for our work, regulate our work and set controls on services we provide demands a self-evaluation of governance design and practices. This session will provide you with some key elements to consider while looking at your governance structure, ways to maximize utilization and changes in governance modeling to benefit from regulatory change.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Hospitals owned by cities, counties and districts face unique issues that set them apart from their private nonprofit counterparts. Open meetings, public records, public bidding, statutory immunities and governance limitations all pose opportunities and risks for governmentally-owned hospitals. This session will present an overview of those issues and explore how many governmentally-owned hospitals have transformed themselves to address them.

Fiduciary Duties
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
All boards face tough challenges in health care today. The future success of any board depends on its ability to function in a visionary and collaborative framework for its facility and community. Many Minnesota health care facilities have developed a foundation to aid in raising money, meeting community needs and supporting the vision. Learn about the essential components for a successful and sustainable philanthropy program. Evaluate your own program to determine strengths and weaknesses and set priorities.

Principles of Effective Governance
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
While palliative care is not a new concept, it is a rapidly growing field that has gained relevance and become a key component in the care of patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. Considering current demographic trends (aging and minority growth) palliative care is also a crucial public health issue. It concentrates on maintaining quality of life by controlling symptoms such as pain, as well as attending to the emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. This session will provide you with background and understanding on the concept of palliative care, its integration into modern care delivery systems and how its tenets can be applied to diverse multicultural patient populations.

Quality and Patient Safety
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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