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

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

10:15-11:05 a.m.
Building a Framework to Address Social Determinants of Health

Aida Somun, chief operations officer, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, Dallas

Providers, payers, and regulators are now recognizing the critical importance of the social determinants of health when trying to prevent and manage chronic diseases. How can providers and payers identify socioeconomic needs and develop interventions that reach outside the walls of the clinic?

11:05 a.m.- Noon
Using Data Analytics in Your Population Health Management Model
Anjum Khurshid, M.D., Ph.D., director of data integration, department of population health and assistant professor, department of population health, Dell Medical School, Austin

Health and healthcare rely on timely, accurate, and relevant information to achieve personal and population level health outcomes. The Dell Medical School’s Data Core is working on a set of broad initiatives with multiple community partners to help build such a data ecosystem. The session will describe some of these initiatives and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to health data.

Infection Control and Prevention

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

9-9:50 a.m.
Quality Through the Infection Control Lens – Part I
Discuss CMS CoP updates pertinent to the acute and critical access healthcare setting.

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

10:15-11:05 a.m.
Quality Through the Infection Control Lens – Part II Review infection control and prevention program elements, antibiotic stewardship program, the environment of care, and regulatory updates.
11:05 a.m.- Noon
Quality Through the Infection Control Lens – Part III
Identify how the infection control and prevention program can support quality initiatives such as antibiotic stewardship and the TexasAIM.

Noon-1 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1-1:45 p.m.
General Session

Joint Commission Update

Lisa DiBlasi Moorehead, EdD, RN, associate nurse executive, 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.

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

2-3 p.m.

General Session: Workforce Issues

Culture of Safety/Just Culture

Robert Hendler, M.D., chief medical officer, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

This session will describe the key elements of patient safety culture with a focus on just culture. The speaker will explore how one organization's commitment to creating a culture of accountability can improve outcomes.

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 Clark, 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 multi-generational 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

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