Program Listing

If you have questions or experience problems registering, please contact CHA Education Services at 203-294-7263 or educationservices@chime.org.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Rules: Keeping Current to Remain Compliant
Monday, December 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175 each for the first and second registrant from a CHA Acute Care member hospital; $150 each for the third and additional registrant from the same CHA Acute Care member hospital.
  • Other Member: $200 each for the first and second registrant from a CHA Other member institution; $185 each for the third and additional registrant from the same CHA Other member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

This program will cover current HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Rules, with an emphasis on patient access rights, and emerging issues in cyber security, devices and technology issues, social media considerations, and the enforcement and liability risks for HIPAA covered entities and business associates.  Particular attention will be paid to recent case law and enforcement activities by the Office for Civil Rights.  The program information includes strategies for maintaining continuous compliance, a discussion of necessary policies and procedures, and practical tips and solutions to address real-life situations.

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

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A3: Learning How to Build a Charter
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Another LEAN strategy to enhance microsystems is the use of an A3. An A3 is a comprehensive document that is a charter for a project: it summarizes the goals, the measures, and the stakeholders. The webinar will be taught by Dennis Delisle, ScD. Dr.  Dennis Delisle is the author of Executing Lean Improvements: A Practical Guide with Real-World Healthcare Case Studies, published by ASQ Quality Press.  Dr. Delisle holds certifications as a Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional. He is a trained examiner for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence and co-led Jefferson’s Performance Excellence program, utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria.

This webinar is funded by HRET HIIN.

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Canceled: The Basics of Budgeting
Thursday, December 13, 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

This program has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

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 the program.  Part two of this program is planned for March 7, 2019.

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

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Canceled: Healthcare Financial Management—an Overview
Friday, December 14, 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

This program has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Because healthcare delivery methods and payment systems are changing rapidly, carefully managing the financial health of the organization is more important than ever.  Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point.  Doing more with less is routine.  The need for sound business and financial management tools—survival skills—is paramount for all managers.  These include planning and budgeting, financial analysis, and maximizing resources, all of which are essential if managers are to achieve the institution’s mission and financial results.  Bill Ward will present the program.  

Please note: this program was previously called Financial Skills for Managers and is targeted to those with limited exposure to financial management concepts.

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

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Canceled: De-escalation Training
Monday, December 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $45
  • Other Member: $45
  • Non-Member: N/A

This program has been canceled.

CHA is approved by CPI to provide an abridged version of its Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® foundation course using a blend of online and classroom learning to its members.  This program will provide attendees with CPI’s Blue Card™ confirmation.  Included in this program is approximately two hours of online pre-work and a pre-test.  Please note: the pre-work and pre-test must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of the program at CHA.

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

Registration for this event is now closed.


Transportation: An Essential Support for Health
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

In January, CHA will provide an educational program highlighting transportation in Connecticut. The National Center for Mobility Management will lead participants in the exploration of resources available to Connecticut residents along with current challenges as they relate to transportation and health.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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2019 Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $325
  • Other Member: $375
  • Non-Member: $425

National expert Diana Scott, Sr. Director, Vizient, will present CHA’s annual full-day program outlining The Joint Commission’s new standards and national patient safety goals for 2019 and challenges from 2018 with strategies for compliance.  Ms. Scott will also review CMS focus areas, as well as best practices for a successful survey.  CHA is also pleased to have Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP), Executive Director of State & External Relations, at The Joint Commission (TJC), join the program. His presentation will include an overview of the changes implemented by TJC.  Attendees will also receive information on compliance data on challenging accreditation standards in Connecticut hospitals.

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

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:30 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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