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Good Governance Strategies Using Enterprise Risk Management, Part 1
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This webinar will introduce the key concepts in the ERM decision-making model to help board members understand several aspects of managing risk across the enterprise.

Speaker
Ann Gaffey, president of Healthcare Risk and Safety Strategies, Washington, D.C.

Ann GaffeyAnn Gaffey is the President of Healthcare Risk and Safety Strategies. She is an industry-recognized career risk management, quality and patient safety professional with over thirty years of experience in healthcare, having served as the 2016 President of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Ann provides innovative consultative services to healthcare organizations across the care continuum to develop, improve and enhance enterprise risk management programs and patient safety programs with emphasis on risk identification, assessment, analysis and prevention as well as risk management and patient safety education.

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Addressing Health Disparities through Governance: Diversity and Inclusion Strategies to Achieve Health Equity
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This webinar will enhance awareness of how Health Equity is central to all health systems’ mission. Programs and initiatives that address health disparities will be discussed, along with strategies to integrate diversity and inclusion into overall organizational priorities.

Speakers
Marcos Pesquera, System Vice-President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and Tiffany Capeles, Director of Health Equity, CHRISTUS Health, Irving

Pamela KnechtMarcos Pesquera is the System Vice-President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. In this capacity, he leads the integration of diversity and inclusion strategies, cultural competence and community partnerships to impact population health and achieve health equity.

Tiffany CapelesTiffany Capeles serves as Director of Health Equity and is responsible for establishing and advancing the Health Equity strategy of CHRISTUS Health by working across the organization to ensure initiatives, resources and tools are effectively leveraged. She leads the implementation of innovative system changes that promote community health, reduce health inequities, and improve patient outcomes. Purchase now
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Aligning Governing Boards and Physician Leaders

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This webinar will describe why it is critical to align the governing board with physician leadership and also assist in determining how to enhance the relationship between the board and physician leaders including the Medical Executive Committee.

Speaker
Pamela Knecht, President and CEO, ACCORD LIMITED, Chicago

Pamela KnechtPamela Knecht is President and CEO of ACCORD LIMITED, a national consulting firm based in Chicago. Over her 36-year career, she has consulted with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in multiple industries.

Pamela has deep expertise in not-for-profit healthcare and has worked with hospitals, health systems, physician clinics, and health plans of all types and sizes across the country. She regularly assists boards, CEOs and physicians with strategic planning; corporate and governance restructuring; system affiliation and integration; change management facilitation; and governance assessment, development and coaching.

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The Secrets of Open Meetings, Closed Sessions and Public Information

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This webinar will focus on the key things public board members need to know to comply with the Texas Open Meetings Act rules for agendas, quorums, meetings, closed sessions, and the appropriate minutes for each. The session will also address top issues for responding to public information requests under the Texas Public Information Act.

Speaker
Fletcher Brown, partner, Waller Lamsden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Austin

Fletcher BrownFletcher Brown is a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and other health care providers throughout Texas rely on Fletcher Brown for assistance with operational and regulatory issues ranging from contract negotiations to Stark, anti-kickback and HIPAA compliance.

Fletcher is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated and recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in Texas health law. He is also board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has invested significant efforts with the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver program which has helped hundreds of Texas health care providers receive additional funding to expand risk-based managed care statewide.

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Emerging Issues in Productive and Effective Governance
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This webinar will review and discuss best practices that can be employed to improve board and executive relations. An understanding between these governing groups over core competencies, relevant financial metrics, regulatory updates, key reimbursement concepts and overall mission are crucial to a successful partnership. The presentation will focus on how an organization can achieve optimal communication between leadership and the board.

Speakers
Paul Holden, senior manager, Moss Adams LLP; and Sandra Johnson, attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Paul HoldenPaul Holden has been in public accounting since 2003. He provides reimbursement consulting and business assurance services to health care providers in acute and post-acute settings throughout the western United States. Paul is well-versed in preparing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, assisting clients during third-party audits, formulating appeals of audit issues in connection with cost reports, and assisting Hospitals, Sole Community Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers with billing and reimbursement issues.

Sandra JohnsonSandra Johnson focuses her practice on state and federal health care law as applied in transactional, operational, compliance and other matters. Sandy brings a unique perspective to her health law practice, having significant management experience in the health care industry prior to beginning her legal career. The former CEO of a hospital system, she has also served in senior management positions with long-term care, home health and assisted living providers.

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Board Leadership Succession and Board Makeup
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Board composition and board leadership succession is now part of the national conversation for hospital boards and indeed a strategic issue for most every board. As boards age and pressure to perform in a more disruptive environment increases, the right people at the table have never been more important. How do you profile the board you will need in the next few years? How do you move board members off the board to make way for different talent? What’s the right approach to seating younger members as directors? We will explore this topic in both strategic and tactical detail that you can apply right away.

Speaker
Les Wallace, president of Signature Resources and author of Principles of 21st Century Governance

Les WallaceIn thirty years as university professor, hospital administrator and global business consultant, Dr. Wallace has earned a reputation of getting to the critical issues and bringing the latest in practice advice to his audiences and clients. A veteran consultant on executive leadership and high-performance governance, he has worked with over 300 board of directors. He is a frequent coach to CEOs on working with boards and with boards on strategy development.

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