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Canceled - Financial Analysis Tools for Managers
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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

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.

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

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HIIN Health Equity: Developing Effective Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health
Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Hospitals are forging collaborative relationships with key partners in their communities to improve care and achieve health equity.  Partnerships between hospitals and key community-based organizations are central to addressing the social determinants of health that are so tied to effective healthcare and improved patient outcomes.  In this workshop, Collaborative Consulting, a specialist consultancy with particular expertise in partnership development between healthcare and community, will provide information on models and strategies for effective hospital/community based-organization partnerships. 

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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Canceled - An Expert’s Guide to Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This program has been canceled.

Hospitals around the country including those in Connecticut, are still struggling with their strategies to decrease hospital readmissions. Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, a national thought leader, will present data-informed and root cause analysis-driven strategies to reduce readmissions, using the tools from the AHRQ ASPIRE Guide, and implementation experience from local, state, and national efforts to reduce readmissions.

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is important to determine how well your problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills are keeping pace with the everchanging healthcare environment. For those who attended “Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in March or September, this is the second course in the two-part program and provides additional development for all managers—those who are new to the role and those who want to continually improve their skills.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Leading in Turbulent Times
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

The scope and pace of change in healthcare is unrelenting. Turbulent times is synonymous with VUCA, an acronym that describes an environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous—a military term that was created during the Cold War and reused during the Middle East conflicts. Healthcare fits the description perfectly—and as the landscape continues to evolve, learning the strategies and principles of VUCA Leadership will enhance focus and agility. This workshop will blend didactic and experiential material, giving leaders practical tools to engage their employees in shaping organizational culture and achieving outcomes that drive operational excellence.

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

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Issue-Based Forum on Human Trafficking in the United States and Connecticut
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 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

CHA members are invited to attend an Issue-Based Forum on Human Trafficking in the United States and Connecticut on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.).  The forum will feature a report on the work of the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council and an update on new and recent laws to combat human trafficking in Connecticut.  Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and Love 146 will conduct a training and education session geared toward hospital-based caregivers.  An agent representing the Federal Bureau of Investigations will address the role that hospitals may play to assist them in their work.  The program will also feature a panel discussion on the work being done in Connecticut hospitals to treat the victims of human trafficking.    

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Issue-Based Forum on the Lessons Learned from Middlesex Hospital’s Emergency Response
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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

On February 22 Middlesex Hospital faced a serious emergency and violent attack—a car was intentionally driven into the glass doors of its ED before the driver set himself on fire outside the hospital entrance.  What followed was a test of staff skills, planning, execution, teamwork, and extraordinary dedication and resilience.

At CHA’s request to share information about the nature and scope of the crisis including, Middlesex’s emergency planning process, how multi-disciplinary responsibilities were coordinated, what worked, and lessons learned, the Middlesex management team has graciously agreed to do a member briefing on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  This program will be helpful to hospital security officers, engineers, patient care leaders, risk managers, public relations staff, human resources leaders, compliance staff, ED physician and nursing leaders, emergency planners, and anyone responsible for responding to a difficult emergent situation.  

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Bridgeport Hospital’s Experience
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

In this webinar, the Bridgeport Hospital team will share its experience screening for social health needs, referral, and follow-up within a model that engages students, staff, and patients for excellent outcomes.  The team will share its approach to implementation, and describe successes and challenges encountered.

 

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A Closer Look at Asthma: Innovation and Strategies for the Future
Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

We are excited to announce Elizabeth Cotton Matsui, MD, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming asthma conference that will feature sessions focused on innovation and strategies for community partnerships to improve asthma care and outcomes.

Dr. Matsui, Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is a leading international expert on environmental allergies and asthma. This day-long conference is being offered through the collaboration of CHA’s Connecticut Asthma Initiative and the Connecticut State Department of Public Health’s Asthma Program.

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Best Practices in Caring for the Mother/Baby Dyad with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us for a conference on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
This full-day conference will provide information on best practices for caring for
the mother/baby dyad, with a focus on patient and family education, as well the
collaboration of state agencies in caring for this population.

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

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HIIN: Fall Rates aren’t Falling: Evidence-based Strategies to Tackle Falls
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Connecticut Hospital Association is pleased to host a HIIN: Falls Reduction Workshop.  Jackie Conrad, Cynosure Health, will review evidence based practices, provide practical examples of clinical improvement projects, and engage participants in dialogue about challenges and solutions facing their hospitals.  

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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2018 CHA Regulatory Compliance Conference
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 for the first, second, and third CHA Acute Care Hospital member attendee; $199 for the fourth and additional registrants from the same CHA Acute Care Member Hospital
  • Other Member: $265 for the first, second, and third CHA Other member attendee; $240 for the fourth and additional registrants from the same CHA Other Member Facility
  • Non-Member: $449

Join us for CHA’s 2018 Regulatory Compliance Conference. This year’s Conference offers a full-day of regulatory compliance education related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients (“LGBT” is an umbrella term that generally refers to a group of people who are diverse with regard to their gender identity and sexual orientation).

The LGBT community has historically experienced a variety of discriminatory behaviors in seeking healthcare services resulting in a long-standing distrust of the healthcare system, putting their health at risk in profound ways. To ensure quality of care, all patients, regardless of social or personal characteristics, should be treated with dignity and respect, and feel comfortable providing any information relevant to their care, including information about sexual orientation and gender identity; healthcare professionals face regulatory compliance
demands to eliminate such discrimination. 

The Conference’s objective is to provide attendees with practical guidance on understanding educational, operational, and legal enforcement issues, the need to balance those issues—and sometimes competing interests—that can arise when establishing the policies and systems required to provide a welcoming and inclusive healthcare environment for patients and families of the LGBT community.

This Conference is intended for hospital staff looking to obtain more information and awareness around serving the needs of this diverse population, including but not limited to those in patient and family experience roles, community health, clinical leadership, direct care staff, as well as legal, risk, compliance, IT, health information management, communications, and human resources.

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

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HIIN Improving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health--Morning Workshop
Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Addressing social determinants of health is critical to improving quality of care and achieving health equity. CHA continues to work with Rishi Manchanda, MD, and his team at HealthBegins to bring his extensive knowledge, expertise, and “Upstream” approach to hospitals, healthcare organizations, and providers in Connecticut. Dr. Manchanda’s keynote at CHA’s Health Equity Symposium last fall received rave reviews and participants indicated significant interest in additional workshop sessions. In this offering, Dr. Manchanda will lead two three-hour workshops on approaches to improving care and outcomes through a focus on social determinants of health. The workshops will build upon one another, beginning with basic information and moving to more advanced approaches.

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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HIIN Improving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health--Afternoon Workshop
Thursday, May 24, 2018
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Addressing social determinants of health is critical to improving quality of care and achieving health equity. CHA continues to work with Rishi Manchanda, MD, and his team at HealthBegins to bring his extensive knowledge, expertise, and “Upstream” approach to hospitals, healthcare organizations, and providers in Connecticut. Dr. Manchanda’s keynote at CHA’s Health Equity Symposium last fall received rave reviews and participants indicated significant interest in additional workshop sessions. In this offering, Dr. Manchanda will lead two three-hour workshops on approaches to improving care and outcomes through a focus on social determinants of health. The workshops will build upon one another, beginning with basic information and moving to more advanced approaches.

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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Social Determinants of Health Collaborative Kick-Off Program
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please be sure to save the date for an inspiring program marking the start of the Collaborative with keynote speaker Dr. Pritpal Tamber, Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Bridging Health and Community.

This program is being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm

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Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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 Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 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. In order 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 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, continuous improvement coordinators and other change agents will benefit from learning this methodology to properly plan team oriented improvement initiatives.

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

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