For those of you who did not get a chance to attend the 3rd Annual AHAP Conference that took place in Las Vegas two week ago, and for those of you who did attend and would like a chance to listen to the leadership session, here is your chance. The session touched on how best to engage your hospital’s leaders in both creating a culture of safety and demonstrating involvement in patient safety to comply with Joint Commission standards.
The presentation, given by Ken Rohde, consultant for The Greeley Company, opened the 2009 conference.
To find a copy of the slides that accompanied the presentation titled “The 2009 Leadership Standards: A Toolbox Approach,” click here.
To listen to the audio recorded at the session, click the link below. You will first hear Jodi Eisenberg, Chair of AHAP, introduce Ken.
For those who attended the conference, we hope you enjoyed it and would love any additional feedback you’d like to offer for how we can improve the conference in the coming years.
Just wanted to follow up on Matt’s posting and offer some details on our 2009 conference. We’ve already confirmed the following speakers and topics:
I’m thrilled to be serving again as the program chair for the 3rd annual AHAP conference. We’re making great progress now in developing the curriculum for the conference, which will take place May 14-15, 2009, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. We’re building off all the great feedback from the 2nd annual conference and we will be offering more networking opportunities, interactive sessions, and “real life” information you can use as soon as you get back to your hospitals.
For those who may not know me, I’m Program Manager for Accreditation and Clinical Compliance at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. I’ve been involved in healthcare administration and quality for over 20 years, and I’ve been involved with AHAP since HCPro established it more than two years ago. My involvement in this association has provided me with networking opportunities within a community of highly motivated and knowledgeable professionals, and it has become an important avenue to validate the work that we are all doing to drive quality within our organizations through the accreditation process.
I wanted to update you on some of the topics we’ll be covering at the conference. The 2009 conference will include sessions on recent changes to the National Patient Safety Goals, The Joint Commission’s Leadership standards, tracers, critical test results, and more. And we’ve already confirmed a speaker from DNV Healthcare, Inc., the first new organization to receive deeming authority for hospitals in more than 30 years.
I invite you to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contract Brian Driscoll, AHAP’s director, at email@example.com if you have any questions about the AHAP conference, or if you have any suggestions how we can make it better.
I hope to see you all in Las Vegas!
PS: I hope you all saw Brian’s email inviting you to participate in the 2nd annual AHAP Salary Survey. Brian tells me we have almost 100 responses already. Also, stay tuned for the next working group call, which will focus on critical test results and feature AHAP advisor Gayla Jackson.