Management & Operations Track

With continuous changes to health and safety guidelines and new standards of care, managing and operating large hospitals and health systems can be challenging. This track will provide insights on latest practices for operating hospitals and health systems. Topics will include standardization in clinical and non-clinical settings, new industry safety and inflection prevention guidelines, and a discussion about managing capital equipment projects.

 

Monday, February 17, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Savannah C, 10th Floor

Today’s healthcare industry has experienced many disruptive forces, including large mergers, new technologies, and a demand for virtual services. To successfully navigate these developments, maintaining uniform standards across hospital design and finishes, clinical and non-clinical equipment, and facilities management has never been more important or more challenging. For large health systems, it can be difficult to standardize across the entire system and to obtain buy-in from all parties. Identify gaps and learn about the latest practices for adopting organizational standards. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Outline the common gaps and roadblocks to successful standards adoption. 
2. Compare the best practices for adopting standards in various situations. 
3. Plan how to implement more uniform standards in your organization. 
4. Evaluate best practices for standards adoption during the transition process following a merger.  

Monday, February 17, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Savannah C, 10th Floor

Creating a safe environment for employees and patients is a top priority for all healthcare executives. It can be challenging to stay up-to-date on changing industry safety and infection prevention guidelines. In this session, attendees will learn about the newest best practices for workplace safety and infection control. Current and upcoming changes to public safety guidelines concerning infection control will be discussed in depth.  

Learning Objectives: 
1. Identify strategies to improve workspace safety for healthcare employees. 
2. Outline the implementation of new industry safety guidelines.   
3. Explain recently released public safety guidelines and its effect on operations.   
4. Evaluate changes in the legislative pipeline and changes on the horizon.  

Monday, February 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Savannah C, 10th Floor

Large capital equipment plans are completed over an extended period. Within that time frame, markets will fluctuate, budgets will vary, and challenges will arise. To successfully manage capital equipment plans, it is important to prepare for the unexpected and plan accordingly. Hear from three senior healthcare executives on how they manage the challenges of capital equipment plans to complete projects on-time and within budget. In this session, you’ll learn the best practices for managing a capital equipment plan from the development stage to the implementation stage. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Outline the key factors in creating and implementing realistic capital plans. 
2. Learn the best practices for pitching a capital equipment plan to the C-Suite executives. 
3. Describe solutions to common challenges in capital projects.  
4. Define the key factors that led to success for capital projects in the case studies.