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Register now: 17th Annual Medical Staff Leadership Advance
Make plans to attend TRA GSC’s premier educational event for physicians, advanced practice providers, and risk managers, the annual Medical Staff Leadership Advance, now in its 17th year. The 2018 program will focus on the potential pitfalls of electronic medical records, issues inherent in monitoring patients, and what we have learned about improving documentation. The Advance will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville on Thursday and Friday, March 22 & 23, 2018.

Along with featuring nationally known speakers who will address broad issues regarding the role of technology, the two-day event will include presentations and case studies from risk managers and claims consultants with a comprehensive understanding of liability issues in South Carolina. Participants will:
  • Use claims data and case studies, discuss and develop strategies for mitigation of monitoring related risks

  • Discuss trends in EMR use and strategies for improved documentation

  • Discuss strategies for using technology to improve care and outcomes
This program is open to all healthcare organizations. Organizations that are members of Palmetto Hospital Trust or PHLIP (either the liability or stop-loss program) can send up to 10 participants at no charge.

The Advance is an exceptionally useful program which consistently earns high marks from registrants each year. We are pleased that this event has been approved for:
  • A maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

  • 7.5 hours of continuing education credits by the National Association Medical Staff Services

  • 8.08 CNEs (Continuing Nursing Education)
For more information about contact hours, please contact Sarah B. Roberts, risk management analyst at TRA GSC, at saroberts@theriskauthority.com.

Topics and speakers on the agenda include:

Lessons Learned Regarding Monitoring & Improving Documentation
Janna Bennett, CPHRM is a healthcare risk control consultant for CNA. She has 18 years of risk management and loss control consulting experience and 10 years of experience as a risk manager and performance improvement coordinator in acute care settings. Ms. Bennett is based in the southeast and provides risk control consulting services to the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi.

They Requested What!? Audit Trail Discovery and Depositions of the Not Too Distant Future
Matthew Keris, JD is a shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in the firm’s healthcare department, and concentrates his practice in medical malpractice, medical device and general liability work. Mr. Keris lectures and writes extensively on topics including health risk management, legal ethics and trial preparation. He is nationally recognized in the field of health record issues and recently authored a book on the subject, “Electronic Medical Records and Litigation,” for Thomson Reuters.

The Role of Technology in Transitioning to a New Care Model
Amy Mechley, MD is a principal at Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Dr. Mechley consults for several healthcare entities across the nation and speaks on various topics including healthcare reform, innovation in healthcare and lifestyle medicine. It is her interest in aligning her focus of lifestyle medicine principals in the practice of primary care that in 2017 led her to open Integrative Family Care as a wholistic primary care practice with her partner, Dr. Eleanor Glass.

CRICO Presentation on Monitoring
Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS is director of patient safety for CRICO. She evaluates the risk profiles of academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician practices across the country assessing where current vulnerabilities exist, and making recommendations for prioritizing action plans. Following 15 years as a clinician in Emergency Medicine, Ms. Siegal has been involved in the quality and risk management aspects of healthcare for more than 25 years, including NCQA initiatives for large HMOs, and clinical and financial risk management for physician practice groups (IPAs and PHOs). She is an RN, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). She is also certified as an educator in TeamSteps Team Training.

Mitigating Burnout Caused by the Systemic Problems that the Electronic Health Record Facilitates
Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD is a clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry as well as director of scholarship and health promotion at WellMD Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. He regularly provides consultation to help other program developers and scholars with their physician wellness endeavors. Dr. Trockel is particularly interested in supporting research on the relationship between physician wellness and patient care outcomes. Dr. Trockel and his colleagues aim to shift the field of physician wellness towards achievement of professional fulfillment, which includes but is not limited to prevention of burnout.

Case Studies With a Focus on Monitoring
Senior Claims Consultant
The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center

Case Studies With a Focus on Documentation
Dave Stuckey, CPHRM
Senior Claims Consultant
The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center

Moving to Actionable Data – Using Malpractice Cases to Get There
Amy Uldrick, MSN, RN, CPHRM, CEN
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management
The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center

We encourage you to send a team including physician leaders, risk managers, practice managers, and medical staff services professionals.

For more information, please contact Janine Wall, ARM, AIS, GBA, director of marketing at TRA GSC, at jwall@theriskauthority.com or visit our website at www.theriskauthority.com and click on Learning and Educational Programs.