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. To register online, you will need to log-in first (to obtain log-in information, contact MHA at info@mnhospitals.org).
1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Saturday, 13 January 2018Collapse
 
10:00 AM
Trustees' fiduciary duties represent minimum standards and expectations trustees must meet. In Minnesota, however, our trustees aspire to be more than the bare minimum for the hospitals, health systems and communities they serve. Trustees are influential members of their communities who see health care delivery from a unique perspective. By embracing the role of trustee advocate, you can be a powerful force for communicating your organization's and community's needs and influencing public policy at the local, state and federal levels. Learn the role of trustee advocate and make your voice heard.

Principles of Effective Governance
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
This session will describe an effective accountable care strategy for independent urban and rural hospitals. These models result in decreased inpatient costs for patients and bring significant opportunities for expanded market share and an increase in overall health system revenue through new preventative screenings and wellness services. A case study will also be highlighted that demonstrates how a Medicare Shared Savings Program Track 1 ACO including seven community hospitals in two different states increased overall revenue by 7 percent and increased the quality of patient care and reduced overall Medicare spending by more than 8 percent.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Health care providers today are serving greater numbers of patients, many with chronic conditions needing long-term management. In addition, providers face demands for improved access and greater value. Telemedicine solutions are emerging to address these needs. E-visits won't replace traditional care models; rather, they'll supplement same-room visits as well as create convenient new ways to connect with patients in geographically underserved areas. This session will cover eight questions to ask before diving into telemedicine. Providers armed with answers to essential questions will be better prepared to protect themselves from risk and deliver safe care as the technology and regulatory environments evolve.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
The issue of board accountability stays in the forefront of good governance practices for all health care organizations. Board responsibility has become more complex and the scrutiny more focused. This session will provide direction on issues such as director duties and responsibilities, conflict of interest policies and practices, IRS Intermediate Sanctions Law and oversight of compliance programs. This session is intended to educate you on current best practices and what steps you should take to govern more effectively.

Principles of Effective Governance
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:15 AM
As the health care delivery system takes on a new shape, organizations will need to evaluate their organizational structures, care delivery roles and collaborations in order to best achieve their mission and vision and ensure an ongoing capacity to successfully meet community needs. As a result, governance structures are also adapting and transforming, with many organizations shifting governance responsibilities to a different but still vital advisory role. This program will explore the fundamental differences in roles between operation and advisory boards and highlight ways to ensure that advisory governance is meaningful and valuable to organizational thinking and responsive to the challenges ahead.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
A major focus over the past 15 years of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has been to collaboratively lead continuous quality and patient safety improvement. MHA was the first state in the nation to identify this need and has made it a priority to work with our members to improve the care of each community. This process of improvement begins with identifying quality or safety issues and then working to help improve the outcomes for our patients. This session will engage you in dialogue about the continuous quality improvement process that MHA has used with leaders and staff from health care facilities across Minnesota.

Quality and Patient Safety
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
The challenges for rural hospitals across the country are becoming more complex and widespread, but no two rural facilities are exactly alike. Facilities represent various types of communities and are different in size, system affiliation, reimbursement structure and financial position. In order to address unique opportunities and challenges, each facility must develop its own road map focusing on a clear direction of pursuits and actions. This session introduces a road map framework to help make clear strategic decisions and develop consensus among management, the board and physicians.

Fiduciary Duties
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
Health care is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Trustees are charged with ensuring that their organization complies with all of the statutes, rules and regulations issued by the government, some of which pose criminal penalties for violations. Trustees who are not regularly involved in the health care industry may not have a full appreciation for their personal liability. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of a director's responsibility for corporate compliance from the structure of the compliance program to quality and safety goals and corresponding management and clinical leader responsibilities. The session will cover the Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance to boards, the unique challenges of health care boards and the consequences of noncompliance. Learn examples of the top compliance issues that health care boards are addressing.

Principles of Effective Governance
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM
Health care facilities by their very nature are venues where human emotions ebb and flow under the best and worst circumstances. They are open to the public 24/7 and accept visitors and patients under all conditions. As a result, hospital staff can find themselves faced with circumstances that require an ability to avert and manage violence and potentially violent situations aimed at both themselves and the patients they care for. Protecting patients and staff is a critical element of today's health care world. This program will present a framework for what's currently happening in health care facilities and how we, as a health care collaborative, can protect patients and health care providers.

Principles of Effective Governance
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Critical access hospitals that regularly meet or surpass national patient safety and quality measure reduction targets know how important it is to develop an organizational culture and leadership that supports excellence in patient safety, quality and experience. Learn about the Culture of Excellence program and its approach to achieving and sustaining patient safety and satisfaction.

Quality and Patient Safety
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
This session will highlight a rural health care organization's journey to becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Learn about the different types of ACOs and the implications of those models for a rural organization, its patients and providers. Hear how Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin addressed the barriers and the lessons learned. Financial, provider and patient perspectives will also be reviewed.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
As industry trends, legislative mandates, and changing reimbursement have continued to emphasize physician-hospital collaboration and affiliation activity, health care systems around the country find themselves with a portfolio of expanding and increasingly critical ambulatory assets. Considering this, many health care executives find ambulatory care planning back at the forefront of service and facility development with their organizations. In this presentation, we will explore the many factors to be addressed in a comprehensive ambulatory care plan. Factors include the geographic distribution of services, adoption of new care models, new provider alignment opportunities, changing volume trends and new competitors in retail health care services.

Fiduciary Duties
1/13/2018 1:30 PM - 1/13/2020 2:30 PM
Sunday, 14 January 2018Collapse
 
9:45 AM
Over the past decade, the importance of the trustee fiduciary role as it relates to oversight of quality care and patient safety has increased. With potential penalties, impact on reputation and government enforcement, board members need to be actively engaged in their approach to this duty. The most crucial element of oversight is the ability to ask the right questions. To formulate those questions, a trustee must have a baseline understanding of common practices in a risk and patient safety program. This presentation is designed to deliver an overview of risk management and patient safety processes coupled with an application of trustee duties.

Fiduciary Duties
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Medical staff and clinician burnout has reached epidemic proportions, with far-reaching personal, professional and organization consequences. Beginning in 2016, senior leaders and staff from 120 hospitals and health systems have been working collaboratively to understand the prevalence and drivers of physician and advanced practice clinician burnout across Minnesota. This work is helping leaders in both small and large systems combat the important topic of burnout that is increasing in health care professionals. Koranne will share the results of the statewide 2017 burnout survey and discuss practical tips regarding what health care systems and trustees can do to better understand this phenomenon and take steps to mitigate and prevent burnout from happening within their organizations.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
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 the ability to function in a visionary and collaborative framework for their facility and community. Understanding the health care marketplace and where it is headed is critical to developing a plan for the future of your organization. Mancuso will provide you with information learned from experience with over 3,700 health care organizations and survey data collected from over 400 of them. He will cover issues related to recent trends in health care system evolution including the use of data, structure of delivery systems, importance of aligning associate well-being and organizational goals, new health care delivery structures and new employer health care program structures. He will finish with a case study that brings together many of these topics in a real-world example of best practices.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
To register for this program please be sure to login. To request a login and password contact info@mnhospitals.org.