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Texas Healthcare Trustees offers continuing education opportunities through regular live webinars, focusing on timely topics of interest to governing boards. Live webinars provide trustees with real-time access to subject-matter experts on a range of governance issues.

Webinar registration is available at a member and nonmember rate, and includes unlimited connections per hospital. A link to register individual participants will be sent to you upon payment.

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Governance Megatrends: What is the Impact on Your Board?
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker:  Kimberly A. Russel, FACHE, CEO, Russel Advisors

Hospital and health system boards are facing many challenges as the world transitions from a multi-year pandemic to an endemic situation. The health care field is experiencing instability and near-constant elements of change: innovation in medicine and service delivery, new competitors, payor upheaval, renewed scrutiny on the social determinants of health and more. This presentation will focus on the trends that are of greatest relevance in the 2022 board room. Special attention will be drawn to the impact on governance, including discussion of how to best prioritize board time on the most significant issues. Participants will leave the session with a road map to identify and address the governance megatrends of greatest impact to their own board.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the trends that will have the most impact in hospital and health system board rooms in 2022 and beyond.
  • Describe the governance implications and associated board-level decision points of each megatrend.
  • Develop an action plan that will enable your board to be proactive and anticipatory in a constantly changing environment.

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More About the Speaker:

Kim Russel Kim Russel, FACHE, has served as a health care executive for 38+ years. For the past 25 years, Kim devoted her energy and talents to serving as a health care CEO, first at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa and from 2008 to 2020, at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. Earlier in her career, Kim served as Chief Operating Officer at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas and in various executive roles at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (now Unity Point-Des Moines). Kim recently retired from Bryan Health and formed her own boutique consulting firm, Russel Advisors, which allows her to dedicate her time to advising and assisting healthcare boards and CEOs. She also serves as an Advisor to The Governance Institute.

Governing Board and C-Suite Responsibilities: CMS, TJC and DNV Requirements
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker:  Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM and Hilary Young

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued many citations related to the Governing Board and the C-Suite. This program will discuss the standards and responsibilities of the Governing Board and C-Suite members for hospitals under CMS Conditions of participation and hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission and DNV, which are closely cross-walked to the CMS CoPs. The governing board of a hospital is responsible for operation and management of the hospital. Members of the C-suite are also involved with the operation of the hospital, as they are tasked with ensuring implementation and safe provision of care within the hospital. All these sections have various responsibilities which are evaluated by CMS and the various accrediting organizations. This presentation will cover the requirements for the Governing Board and C-Suite of hospitals under the CMS Conditions of Participation and those accredited by the Joint Commission and DNV Healthcare.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe CMS, Joint Commission and DNV standards for Governing Board and management.
  • Explain that the Governing Board is responsible for operation of, and provision of care by the hospital.
  • Explain that C-Suite management is responsible to the Governing Board for implementation of policies and procedures and provision of safe care.
  • Recall that CMS requires that Board ensure all services, including contracted services, are reviewed as part of the QAPI process.

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More About the Speakers:

Laura Dixon Laura A. Dixon, served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, Ms. Dixon provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states. Such services included creation of and presentations on risk management topics, assessment of healthcare facilities; and development of programs and compilation of reference materials that complement physician-oriented products. Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.

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Laura Dixon Hilary H. Young, is a name partner with Joy & Young, L.L.P. in Austin, Texas. She practices in the regulatory, licensing, and administrative areas of health law, and is board certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She advises institutional health care providers on compliance with various state and federal laws, including the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMT ALA), and she defends providers in government surveys and administrative enforcement actions. Ms. Young is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Young speaks regularly on health law topics. She is Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section Officers Conference; former Chair of both the American Bar Association's Health Law Section and the State Bar of Texas' Health Law Section; and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Austin Bar Association.

Best Effort Security
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker:  Fernando Martinez, Ph.D.

This timely webinar for health care leaders is a discussion on current security threats and typical organizational solutions for countering those threats. Through a review of current cyber incidents, participants will gain an understanding of why, despite well-designed countermeasures, security incidents and breaches continue to occur. During the session the phrase “best-effort security” will be defined, how “best-effort” leads to security failures, and four areas of focus that will help any organization move from “best-effort” to “effective security.”

Learning objectives - Using recent cyber incidents as examples, attendees will be able to:

  • Contrast between security measures that work as intended and those that fail and associated consequences;<'/li>
  • Accurately describe what “best-effort security” means in practical terms and explain the difference between “best-effort” security and “effective security”; and
  • Explain four areas of IT security to focus on in order to strengthen organizational security posture.

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Fernando Martinez Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., is a career healthcare executive and technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. He is a recognized technology and operations expert with a history of developing innovative and transformational strategies for organizations of all sizes. Dr. Martinez has dual roles at the Texas Hospital Association serving as a corporate Sr. Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, and President and Chief Executive of the Texas Hospital Association Foundation. Prior to coming to the Texas Hospital Association, Dr. Martinez held CIO roles for multiple healthcare systems and hospitals for over two decades.
Dr. Martinez has earned industry recognition for his work including CIO Innovator of the Year (2017), Technology Executive of the Year (2012) and Information Security Executive of the Year (2009). He has published articles focused on management, technology strategy, IT security and governance, is a frequent public speaker, and is an Adjunct Faculty member of Graduate Healthcare Management Programs for the Chapman School of Business at Florida International University.

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