TENTATIVE AGENDA:  (Final agenda and details will be forwarded to registered participants.)

Day 1 – Value and Values: Measuring and Improving Health Care Quality

  • Standardization (guideline based) vs. Individualization (personalized)
    What are appropriate incentives to encourage clinician adherence to practice standards without discouraging appropriate variation?
  • Patient Engagement in Organizational Governance
    You’ve decided your organization should have a Patient & Family Advisory Council. How do you recruit and select participants who will be both helpful and critical at the right times?
  • Teamwork and Accountability
    If everyone is in charge, is no one really in charge? Leveraging teamwork while retaining accountability.
  • Resource Allocation
    Closing a unit? Discontinuing a service? Is a reduction in force on the horizon at your organization? Optimizing the ethics of some of the most gut-wrenching decisions in health care leadership.

Day 2 – Moving from Regulatory Compliance to Ethics & Integrity

  • Political and Policy Controversies: When and how an organization should take a position.
  • Birth Control or Reproductive Rights
  • Physician Assisted Death
  • Apology Laws and Malpractice

Day 3 – Private and Public Value(s) in Population Health

  • Unintended Adverse Consequences of Quality Improvement
    What to do about lemon-dropping and cherry-picking of patients and populations.
  • Choosing which Populations to Serve
    Organizations can’t do it all. How can yours make ethically-sound decisions about which populations to serve?
  • Triage
    Developing organizational ethical guidance around emergency preparedness.
  • Emergency Department & Mental Illness
    Working with local political and and law enforcement leadership to achieve ethically optimal care for people with mental illness causing disruptive or violent behavior.

 

Schedule in Brief

Monday, September 11
11:00 – 12:00 pm Welcome Remarks: Health Care as Profession / Health Care as Business
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Discussion
1:00 – 2:00 pm Value and Values: Measuring and Improving Health Care Quality
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:30 pm Small Group Exercises and Presentations
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 5:00 pm Small Group Exercises and Presentations
5:00 – 6:00 pm Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 12
11:00 – 12:00 pm Moving from Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Ethics and Integrity
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Discussion
1:00 – 2:15 pm Small Group Exercises and Presentations
2:15 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:45 pm Small Group Exercises and Presentations
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
5:00 – ?? pm Social Time

Wednesday, September 13
7:30 – 8:00 am Coffee
8:00 – 9:00 am Private and Public Value(s) in Population Health
9:00 – 10:15 am Small Group Exercises and Presentations
10:15 – 10:30 pm Break
10:30 – 11:45 pm Small Group Exercises and Presentations
11:45 – 1:15 pm Lunch, Wrap up & Bringing it all together