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Check out the online learning opportunities below on an extensive range of topics. Each webinar is easy to purchase, watch and offers CHT credit!

THT members are encourage to utilize this free resource from governance expert Jamie Orlikoff to learn about Governance in the Time of Coronavirus: What Governing Boards Should Do Now to Deal with the Pandemic. In this webinar, Jamie addresses what boards should do to help their executives, their hospitals and themselves prepare for the immediate future of the pandemic, and outlines unique issues and actions that boards should think about NOW to ensure they stay ahead of unprecedented situations and challenges that are just around the corner. CHT: 1 hour

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Speakers: Jamie Orlikoff, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.

Jamie Orlikoff Jamie Orlikoff is the president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, patient safety, and organizational development. Orlikoff is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and was named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Orlikoff has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over forty years. He has consulted with hospitals and systems in twelve countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of strategy and quality. He has written fifteen books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. He is the Chair of the Board of the St. Charles Health System in Bend, OR., and was the Vice Chair of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and chair of their Governance Committee until hitting his term limit.

A bonus article from Jamie Orlikoff, Tips for Board Effectiveness During the Pandemic, is available for download here.

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. CHT: 0.5 hours

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

Marcos Pesquera Marcos 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 Capeles Tiffany 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.

Adherence to the Open Meetings Act is mandatory for all governmental boards, including hospital district and County hospital boards -- but changes often with legislative amendments and Attorney General opinions. Is your board keeping up with the new requirements? In the face of COVID-19, all sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act remain in place, except for the requirement of a physical gathering space for people to watch the meeting and ask questions. Join Brian Jackson and Craig Carter for a live webinar to address timely issues around the Open Meetings Act. This is a free COVID-19 resource for Texas Healthcare Trustee members. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Craig Carter, attorney, Jackson & Carter; and Brian Jackson, attorney, Jackson & Carter, Austin, Tx

Craig Carter Craig Carter is a lawyer and co-founding partner with Jackson & Carter. He is the only lawyer in the State of Texas who is Board Certified in both Health Law and Labor and Employment Law. Craig's current practice with Jackson & Carter consists of representing non-profit and governmental hospitals and hospital related organizations daily, with a special focus on the legal relationships between hospitals and their employees and hospitals and physicians.

Brian Jackson Brian Jackson is a co-founder of Jackson & Carter. He represents physicians, hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, proceedings initiated by their respective licensing Boards, and governance and operational issues. Brian serves as General Counsel for the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange and the Texas Alliance for Patient Access and has testified before the Texas Legislature on multiple occasions as an expert resource witness concerning healthcare issues.

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In the face of the novel coronavirus, there will be no turning back from the integration of digital health, and particularly telemedicine and telehealth, into the overall healthcare landscape. Hospital boards need to be aware of this shifting landscape and how that relates to their governance responsibilities. This is a free resource for Texas Healthcare Trustee members. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speaker: Nora Belcher, Texas E-Health Alliance

Nora Belcher Nora Belcher is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and effective health care advocates in Texas and beyond. She spent five years in the Texas capitol helping shape health care policy, representing then-Governor Rick Perry in collaborative conversations with legislators, private sector health care concerns and the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. In that capacity, she is credited with leading major reform efforts in Medicaid, overseeing the creation of the state’s health information exchange, and playing a key role in reorganizing the state’s fractured health and human services system.

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The future of governance is already here, it is just not evenly distributed. In the 1990s, boards had to redesign fiduciary oversight to include greater attention to strategy. Board makeup, frequently criticized by regulators and consumers, has taken a turn toward younger and more diverse. The typical hospital board meeting is moving toward 75% strategy discussion and greater reliance on distributed forms of oversight to assure clinical quality. Hospital responsibility for population health greatly changes the traditional strategic focus for all hospitals. Learn more about where governance models are going with guest expert Les Wallace. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speaker: Les Wallace, Ph.D.

Les Wallace Les Wallace, Ph.D., author of Principles of 21st Century Governance and a former board member of the World Future Society, takes a look at trends moving boards to new Models of governance. Dr. Wallace, a governance and leadership consultant, has worked with over 400 boards of directors on governance and strategy and is a former hospital administrator and university professor.

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Financial oversight of the hospital or health system often is viewed as the main function of the organization’s governing board. The fiduciary duty is one of the core responsibilities of trustees – and health care board members are in a unique position, as health care finances are vastly different than many industries. This webinar will offer new and continuing board members, alike, with an overview of hospital finance for the coming year. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speaker: Deborah Whitley, partner, BKD

Deborah Whitley Deborah Whitley is a partner in BKD and works out of the Waco office. She has over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry with a concentration in reimbursement consulting for hospitals, both acute care and critical access, rural health clinics and nursing homes.

Deborah has been involved in many of the operational implications of the regulatory changes and how they impact hospital facilities and beneficiaries. Deborah has spent much of her time working to help rural and community hospitals improve their overall Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Some of the special reimbursement areas she works with are electronic health record funding, disproportionate share payments, volume adjustments, departmental financial projections, special coding, billing and pricing processes and reviews in both inpatient and outpatient areas of hospitals.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Texas Association for Hospital Financial Administration and Texas Hospital Association.

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The compensation paid by healthcare organizations to their physicians and executives is a highly regulated and scrutinized area, and a source of increasing legal, as well as reputational, risk for healthcare organizations and their boards. This presentation will address the oversight responsibility of healthcare trustees regarding physicians and executives, with a focus on the legal and practical considerations regarding physician and executive compensation and discuss what healthcare trustees should and should not do to satisfy their fiduciary obligations in this area. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Craig Carter, attorney, Jackson & Carter; and Brian Jackson, attorney, Jackson & Carter, Austin, Tx

Craig Carter Craig Carter is a lawyer and co-founding partner with Jackson & Carter. He is the only lawyer in the State of Texas who is Board Certified in both Health Law and Labor and Employment Law. Craig's current practice with Jackson & Carter consists of representing non-profit and governmental hospitals and hospital related organizations daily, with a special focus on the legal relationships between hospitals and their employees and hospitals and physicians.

Brian Jackson Brian Jackson is a co-founder of Jackson & Carter. He represents physicians, hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, proceedings initiated by their respective licensing Boards, and governance and operational issues. Brian serves as General Counsel for the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange and the Texas Alliance for Patient Access and has testified before the Texas Legislature on multiple occasions as an expert resource witness concerning healthcare issues.

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With a focus on elements applicable to healthcare organizations, this webinar will cover the essential elements of the current cyber-threat landscape (who is after your data and how they operate), the key risks associated with cybersecurity failures, the critical elements of a successful cybersecurity program, and best practices to prepare for and respond to a data breach incident. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speaker: Justin Freeman, J.D., of counsel, Winstead, PC, Austin

Justin FreemanJustin Freeman is Of Counsel at Winstead, PC, based out of Austin and provides cybersecurity and technology transactions expertise to a diverse range of clients. He specializes in technically complex transaction agreements, open source technologies, cybersecurity, incident management, and international data privacy regulations. With a technical background managing mission critical healthcare IT systems, Justin focuses on closely engaging operational teams and business leadership to successfully structure product developments, cybersecurity/data breach responses, and commercial arrangements while minimizing legal risk.

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The complexity of the health care industry can make hospital governance challenging. This webinar highlights key considerations for rural hospital board members and offers suggestions on how to more effectively evaluate a hospital’s current financial position and financial results, with an emphasis on how to select and monitor key performance indicators. The presentation also addresses the role of tax revenues and supplemental Medicaid funding in a rural hospital’s financial health. CHT: 0.75 hours

Speaker: Chris Clark, CPA, member of BKD National Health Care Group, South Region Health Care Industry Leader

Chris ClarkChris Clark, CPA is a member of BKD National Health Care Group and currently serves as the South Region Health Care Industry Leader. He provides a variety of services, including audit, strategic planning, reimbursement consulting and cost report preparation services, to not-for-profit and governmental health care providers. Chris also is experienced in preparing financial forecasts and feasibility studies and provides services to nursing homes, home health agencies and psychiatric centers.

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Part 1: Good Governance Strategies Using Enterprise Risk Management

This webinar introduces the key concepts in the ERM decision-making model to help board members understand several aspects of managing risk across the enterprise. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 2: The Component of Governance and Culture in Enterprise Risk Management

Topics covered include a comparison of traditional risk management vs. enterprise risk management; the steps for the board in pursuing ERM; a commitment to Mission, Vision, and Values; the creation of a risk-aware culture; and that ERM requires the right individuals. A case study is also presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 3: Setting Strategies and Business Objectives in ERM

Topics covered include a review of risk profiles, risk domains, building a risk list, prioritizing risk, and then selecting strategies and business objectives. A case study is also presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 4: Performance in Enterprise Risk Management

Topics covered include choosing risks and opportunities to address, evaluating your risks through a heat map, responses to your identified risks, ERM domains, developing an action plan and intervention action hierarchy. Two case studies are presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 5: Making Meaningful Metrics in Enterprise Risk Management

Staying abreast of changes in the environment and the organization’s performance is key to success and data provides support for strong decision making. This webinar will review considerations in setting metrics, presentation of the metrics to the board, and a discussion of evolving healthcare risk. A case study will also be presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 6: Info, Communication and Reporting in ERM

Capturing, utilizing and communicating quality data and information is a key part of the enterprise risk management process. This webinar provides guidance and direction for making quality choices for each of these key elements to optimize support for the organization in addressing its risk, challenges and opportunities. A case study is presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Series Speaker: Faye Sheppard, RN, J.D., consultant, Patient Safety Resources, Cuero

Faye SheppardFaye Sheppard has over 30 years of experience in health law, patient safety and risk management. She served as legal counsel for over 15 years for a tertiary pediatric healthcare system and for 10 years as the Director of Risk Management of a large acute care health system. Currently, she is providing risk management and patient safety consulting services for Patient Safety Resources. Faye has been active in the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) for many years.

340B – Understanding the Basics

As a board member, your responsibility is to assess the environment and look for both opportunities and threats that may impact the hospital's financial success. Have you assessed 340B lately? For many eligible hospitals, 340B is an answer to a long-standing problem of funding critical patient services that may be underfunded or poorly reimbursed. For others, 340B is seen as problematic and needs reform. Understanding the basics to the complex is key to hospitals successfully participating in the 340B program. Executives and their board members play a critical role in shaping the advocacy message, intent, and utilization of their organization’s 340B benefit. Learn how your role as a healthcare leader can help shape 340B into a sustainable benefit as industry dynamics shift. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Series Speaker: Lisa Scholz, Head of Industry Relations, Sentry Data Systems, Washington, D.C.

Lisa ScholzLisa Scholz, joined Sentry Data Systems after three years as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at 340B Health. She is a passionate and collaborative Health-System thought leader with a career path that spans Retail Pharmacy, Health-System Operations, Government, Association Management and Technology Solutions. Whether managing a 1000 bed health-system pharmacy operation or securing a government contract to provide assistance and expertise to Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs (HRSA)- her in-depth understanding and experience in the market with complex organizations has assisted colleagues overcome and strengthen their policy, operations and technology in a changing environment.

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. CHT: 0.5 hours

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

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