Optimizing Patient Flow & Throughput

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Friday, March 20, 2020
8 a.m.  -  2:30 p.m.
MHA Conference Center
Burlington, MA

$199 MHA Member Rate
$299 Non-Member Rate

Hospital-wide patient flow is essential in achieving value-based health and delivering safe, high-quality care. Hospitals are examining how to provide the right care, in the right place, and at the right time while reducing costs and eliminating waste. Join us at this full-day program where we’ll look at patient flow from all aspects of the hospital’s operations. We’ll feature teams doing great work and showing the various innovations that can make all the difference in throughput from admissions to discharge. This program is geared toward clinicians, process improvement staff, or leaders seeking ideas for improving patient flow.

8 a.m.
Removing Obstacles to Patient Access
Kevin J. Pawl, MS, FACMPE, Senior Director, Patient Access 
Alisa Marino, MHA, Program Administrative Manager for Patient Access
Boston Children’s Hospital
8:40 a.m.
Shaving minutes: Saving Dollars: The Importance of Operating Room Efficiency
Fred Millham, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief of Surgery, South Shore Hospital
9:25 a.m. 
9:40 a.m.
Reducing Length of Stay for Patients with Complex Needs
Bonnie Geld, MSW, President & CEO, The Center for Case Management
10:25 a.m. 
Innovative Bed Management & Length of Stay Strategies: Working Effectively as a Team
Chi Huang, MD, SFHM, FACP, Executive Medical Director of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine Shared Services, Wake Forest Baptist Health System & Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Medical School
11:10 a.m. 

11:25 a.m.
Leveraging Information & Analytics to Improve Hospital Throughput
Nora Lissy, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Healthcare Information 
George Dealy, CPHIMS CFCHE, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions
Dimensional Insight
12:15 p.m.
Lunch Break 
1 p.m.
Improving Behavioral Health ED Boarding through the Massachusetts Expedited Psychiatric Inpatient Admission (EPIA) Policy
Kathy Sanders, MD, Deputy Commissioner, Professional & Clinical Services, Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
1:40 p.m.
Sustaining Improvements: Managing People & Change
Stephanie Calcasola, MSN, RN-BC CPHQ, Vice President, Quality and Safety, Hartford HealthCare
2:30 p.m.


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