Aug. 22-23

Austin, Texas

Thursday, Aug. 22

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9 a.m.
Legislative Session Update
Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy, quality and public health, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

9 a.m.-Noon
Concurrent Workshops (2)

Population Health Management

9-9:50 a.m.
Health Literacy
Teresa Wagner, DrPH, assistant professor, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Fort Worth

10:15-11:05 a.m.
Social Determinants of Health

11:05 a.m.-Noon
Using Data Analytics in Your Population Health Management Model

Quality Through the Infection Control Lens
Kerry Flint, Ph.D., RN, owner and consultant and Barbara Mooney, owner and consultant, Infection Control Consultants of New Mexico LLC, Tijeras, New Mexico

This session, Quality through the IC Lens, will review the CMS conditions of participation from the infection prevention and control perspective, including an overview of the IPC program elements, antibiotic stewardship program, the environment of care, and regulatory updates. The session will also discuss how the IPC program can support facilities participating int the TexasAIM initiative addressing maternal health outcomes and highlight the role of the IP in supporting facility quality initiatives.

9:50-10:15 a.m.
Networking Break with Exhibitors

Noon-1 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1-1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions (2)

Joint Commission Update
Gail Weinberger, director, accreditation and certification policy and administration, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

This session will provide an overview of the latest updates to national patient safety goals as well as cover the latest health care trends that are being seen by The Joint Commission. In particular, the speaker will dive deeper into trends around antibiotic stewardship, workplace violence, behavioral health and opioids.

DNV-GL Update

1:45-2 p.m.
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

2-4 p.m.
Afternoon General Session: Workforce Issues

2-3 p.m.
Culture of Safety/Just Culture
Jessica Mark Rangel, director of SaferCare TX, Institute for Patient Safety, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth

3-4 p.m.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Joann Natarajan, compliance assistance specialist, OSHA, Austin
This session will identify review trends in workplace violence in the health care setting and identify the most common workplace violence risk factors. In addition, the speaker will provide policies, strategies and resources to aid in developing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.

4-5 p.m.
Networking Reception

5 p.m.
Day One Concludes

Friday, Aug. 23

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Promoting Resiliency in Health Care Employees
Matthew Clarke, Ph.D., consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic and co-author of Improving Happiness, Life Satisfaction and Gratitude in Healthcare Workers

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Engaging Physician Leaders Around Quality Issues
Jamie L. Morgan, M.D., assistant professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Learning Objectives:

  • Review literature about the impact of physician engagement on healthcare outcomes;
  • Highlight barriers to physician involvement;
  • Discuss strategies to improve multi-disciplinary team involvement;
  • Examine approaches that have proven to be ineffective in physician engagement efforts; and
  • Hear practical tips from nurses and quality leaders as to what has and has not worked to effectively engage physicians

10:30-11 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Closing Luncheon: Thriving With a Multi-Generational Workforce
Amelie Karam, millennial speaker and consultant, Chicago, Illinois

A carefully cultivated multigenerational workforce can improve employee satisfaction, reduce burnout and create a thriving workplace culture. Each of the four generations now in the health care workforce brings unique value sets to every organization. Karam will review the common wants that unite everyone from the Gen Z’s to the Baby Boomers, and will give you tools to take back to your organizations to create a culture that is well-defined, properly executed, makes an impact, and gives work meaning and purpose. This session will identify ways to increase employee satisfaction and decrease burnout which improves patient satisfaction.

12:15 p.m.
Conference concludes