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).
1/11/2019 - 1/13/2019
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Friday, 11 January 2019Collapse
 
6:15 PM
Includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

1/11/2019 6:15 PM - 1/13/2019 8:30 AM
Saturday, 12 January 2019Collapse
 
10:00 AM
Technological advancements and the emphasis on access to cost-effective health care have driven a rapid expansion of remote treatment and use of eHealth technologies. At the same time, states are attempting to keep pace by developing clear and workable legislation on telehealth and to clarify how existing laws apply to eHealth technologies. This session will address key legal issues and questions that arise in telehealth care delivery along with problem areas, including privacy and security of patient data, patient-provider relationships, internet prescribing and reimbursement.

Principles of Effective Governance
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Does your organization get stuck on making big decisions? Do smaller issues take priority while bigger issues are put aside and deemed untouchable? In this session, Brynteson will examine how your organization makes decisions as well as how it should make decisions.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Premium rates in the individual health insurance markets have captured media attention even though only a small fraction of people get health coverage through these plans. Meanwhile, other significant shifts in health insurance markets and practices, such as escalating deductibles, narrow provider networks and prior authorization policies, have even greater impacts on individuals and our health care system. Understanding and taking these shifting dynamics into account will help trustees and executives make better decisions about the strategic course for their facilities and health systems.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Trustees are personally subject to financial damages and a nonprofit board may be taken over by the courts when trustees breach their fiduciary duty. In the past, several courts found that nonprofit board members failed to uphold their fiduciary obligations and the penalties were startling. This session will outline the breach of duty cases, summarize the penalties and provide advice for ensuring your volunteer service does not take you to court.

Fiduciary Duties
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:15 AM
The 340B drug program was designed to provide discounts on drugs to patients from eligible entities such as outpatient settings, rural referral centers, sole community hospitals, free-standing cancer hospitals and critical access hospitals. Providers typically save 25-50 percent on outpatient drug costs through participation in the program. The benefits include increased financial support that enables hospitals to provide better care, improve patient outcomes and help the vulnerable and uninsured gain access to the discounted medications they need. This session will provide you with an overview of the program and potential future federal changes.

Fiduciary Duties
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
Having decent but difficult conversations is possible but takes training. Is it worth it? Yes, because you are going to have difficult conversations for the rest of your life. This session gives skills and tools to use when faced with a tough conversation while staying focused, clear and present.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
Federal law requires charitable hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs), identify the highest-priority needs and demonstrate how their community benefit activities are designed to address those needs. Although not required, the law indirectly pressures public hospitals to show similar efforts. Leadership at the board level can be the difference between a CHNA process that merely complies with the law and one that adds fuel to the hospital's work to target limited community benefit resources more effectively, strengthen support within the communities it serves and build partnerships that help advance its community service mission.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
Leadership is a key element in the success of any health care organization. One of the greatest challenges and most important decisions a board faces is the hiring of a chief executive officer who is responsible for implementing the board's approved vision and strategic direction. Whether you are planning for the retirement or replacement of one of your executives, key strategies should be in place. This session will examine how to develop a working definition of the position; look at mistakes commonly made; and provide a process to make the selection fit your organization, goals and culture.

Principles of Effective Governance
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM
Culture can be a make-or-break proposition in health care. Somewhat intangible and tough to measure, a strong culture can turn good care to great, and engage employees to go above and beyond for their patients, colleagues and organization. Kalkman will present on the purpose, progress and impact of CentraCare Health's organizationwide efforts to create a culture that promotes resiliency and employee engagement.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
The board is the "keeper of the mission." Keeping the mission alive demands dedicated and committed working board members. This session will explore a proven 10-step strategy for assessing current board skills and talents, determining the profile(s) of needed board members and recruiting board members using a referral strategy to provide you with a qualified and balanced board.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States take five or more medications each day, putting them at risk for an adverse drug event. Medication errors account for nearly 700,000 emergency room visits and 100,000 hospitalizations per year. Many of these errors could be avoided with medication reconciliation or the implementation of best practices (road maps) and resources that help compare a patient's medication orders to avoid omissions, duplications, dosing errors or drug interactions. This session will provide you with an overview of the issue along with an update on the MHA road map that can be used by every facility to perform gap assessments, customize actions and track progress throughout the year.

Quality and Patient Safety
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Lakewood Health System (LHS) is an independent, rural health care system serving many patients who reside in remote locations where communication and transportation are a challenge. Emergency care and hospitalizations increase when preventive care breaks down. This session will provide information on how leaders and care team members at LHS have learned to address the needs of their high-risk patients.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, 13 January 2019Collapse
 
8:30 AM
Health care providers in Minnesota continue to explore a variety of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models. At the same time, payers and regulators continue to revise and refine the terms and expectations for ACO participants. This session will summarize recent studies evaluating the performance of ACOs, highlight the most significant proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid ACO programs and offer speculations of the potential future(s) for both ACO and non-ACO providers in the years ahead.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
MHA has a new tool available to all member hospitals and health systems to analyze their efficiency, quality, performance, costs and charges. This session will provide an overview of MHA's analytics platform, developed in partnership with 3M. The platform leverages the statewide administrative claims database to help health systems pinpoint new opportunities to improve performance, efficiency, volume, market share, costs and charges.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Effective boards engage in strategic planning, influencing long-range direction focused on total organizational well-being and engagement. They reinforce a healthy workplace culture that leads to better work, improving outcomes for patients, employees and the enterprise. Strategic planning, at its best, is a collaborative effort of both the board and senior leadership and can be directly linked to clinical outcomes, patient experience and financial viability. Failure to engage in strategic planning will increase exposure to organizational risk. This session will address the benefits of maintaining a strategic focus and what risks a board takes if it allows itself to be pulled into day-to-day tactical issues.

Strategic Planning and Positioning
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Preventing a cybersecurity attack is crucial for all organizations, particularly health care. With increasing threats and continued regulatory changes, it is critical for trustees to understand the challenges and risks for your facility. This session will review cyber risks including those related to privacy, regulations, malicious actors and operations. Wasson will focus his presentation on these trends and explore options to mitigate or transfer these risks.

Fiduciary Duties
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Board service is stressful and oftentimes littered with indecision, worry and anxiety. Board members deserve to have the work of the board be structured in a manner to allow for confident debate and decision-making. Has this statement ever crossed your mind? "Our board meetings are six hours long! We talk and talk and never get to a level of confidence to make a decision!" Having a well-designed committee structure creates an environment for sound board function. A good committee structure anchors people in areas of high interests and skills, breaking down the work into meaningful components. This session will take you through the discernment process to know what committees you need. It will also offer the key policies and practices necessary for a committee structure to work at its highest level. Whether you are a 501(c)(3) or a public nonprofit, there are ways to make light work of difficult board responsibilities.

Board Development and Self-Assessment
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.