KAHCE/ACHE Spring Education

April 24-25, 2014 at Hotel at Old Town, Wichita
Registration Form (see also ticket information below)

9.0 hours ACHE Face-to-Face Credit Available.  Ask for the KAHCE Room Block ($119 per night) when you call Hotel at Old Town at 316-267-4800.  This rate is available until April 17, 2014.  Register for the education below:

9 am-4 pm on April 24, 2014 "Reducing the Impact of Hospital Readmissions and Medical Mistakes" 6.0 hours ACHE On Location Program presented by Dr. Michael Frisina.  Objectives:
  •  Identify the system touch points as root causes for readmission in your organization and develop means to mitigate and eliminate them.
  • Discover the five elements of tactical capacity and how they drive consistent strategy execution and improved performance.
  • Apply the four fundamental behavior styles necessary to improve communication and team collaboration as a means to executing strategy effectively based on behavior expectations for performance.
  • Identify the key elements of disruptive behavior that lead to medical errors and avoidable readmissions.
  • Discuss the imperatives for reducing readmissions—patient safety, quality care, risk management, financial impact and service satisfaction.
  • Review case studies and current research to discover what you must do to replicate successful strategies in your own organization.
8-9:30 am on April 25, 2014 "Integrating the Principles of Patient Centered Care" 1.5 hours ACHE Face-to-Face Credits. Objectives:
  • The key principles of PCC with consideration of both the clinical and human sides of medical care
  • Shared decision making in clinical care
  • The use and value of patient outcome metrics (i.e. HCAHPS)
  • Cultural understanding and culturally competitent care
  • The Planetree Model and other early adapters of PCC
  • Clinical outcomes research that supports a greater patient focus
  • The business case for PCC, especially in light of value-based purchasing
  • Physical and operational obstacles and barriers to PCC

10-11:30 am on April 25, 2014 "Healthcare Safety - Protecting Patients and Front Line Staff" 1.5 hours ACHE Face-to-Face Credits. Objectives:

  • Lessons learned in establishing or implementing a patient safety program
  • Leadership behaviors necessary for implementation of an effective patient safety program
  • Mutually beneficial results - patients, staff, organizational - of effective patient safety programs
  • Patient safety program best practices

What is KAHCE?

The Kansas Association of Health Care Executives is an independent chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives.  KAHCE's mission is to be the professional membership society for health care executives in Kansas; to meet its members' professional, educational and leadership needs; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; and to advance health care leadership and management excellence.

Membership in KAHCE is included with your ACHE membership. Join ACHE now atwww.ache.org. For more information on ACHE, contact your ACHE Regent Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE. If you would like more information on KAHCE, contact KAHCE President, Heather Fuller, FACHE, at (785) 543-5226, or KHA Liaison Melissa Hungerford, FACHE, at (785) 233-7436.

Guarantee Delivery of KAHCE Member Information by Keeping Your Information Current

If you have wondered how to receive all Kansas information, just follow these easy steps:

1. Go to www.ache.org, click "My ACHE" at top of page

2. Login

3. On left column, click "My Profile"

4. Click "My Address"

5. Click "Change Your Address Info"

6. Update information and click "Submit This Update" at bottom of page

ACHE Education Calendar Available

ACHE's new Education Calendar is a companion piece to the Seminar Catalog that affiliates receive in January.  The calendar is distributed twice a year as an insert in Healthcare Executive magazine.  ACHE's Education Calendar is an easy-to-use tool to help affiliates schedule seminars and special programs around their professional and personal commitments.

KAHCE Shares Results of Mentoring Survey

KAHCE is moving forward in creating mentoring relationships between members.  To determine how to best meet needs of mentors and mentees, a membership survey was taken.  The results of the survey are available by following this link. 

Links to Jobs for Health Care Executives

One of KAHCE's goals is to help our members obtain high quality employment in Kansas health care. If you are looking for career advancement, here are two links for you to try:

KAHCE Membership Value to You

We value your membership in the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives, and we strive to increase the value of your membership to you.  Take a look at the following matrix which explains many of the benefits available:

Education Provide convenient, accessible and economical educational opportunities in addition to the national opportunities offered by ACHE.
Mentoring Provide access to member leadership experience and support for self-advancement toward the distinction of FACHE and Board certification in healthcare management.
Professional Affiliation Expand your professional network and exchange ideas with over 430 Kansas healthcare leaders through mentoring, ACHE seminars and meetings and socializing opportunities.
Lifelong Learning Enhance your knowledge of best practices and leadership skills by being among leaders committed to lifelong learning and excellence in healthcare management, both nationally and in Kansas.
Early Careerist Supports an early careerist by encouraging participation in events and committees, offers scholarships and mentoring with leaders in the state.
Newsletter Quarterly chapter newsletters of activities and services provided by KAHCE with an opportunity to edit or publish articles.
Career Enhancement Strengthen your organization's ethical culture and enhance and provide greater opportunities for advancement at the executive administration (C-Suite) level.

KAHCE Newsletters

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For more information regarding this webinar, contact Michele Clark at HHC at (785) 235-0763 or mclark@khconline.org.
For more information regarding the KHHRA Educational Program, contact Debbie Hall (dhall@khsc.org) or Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KONL Educational Program, contact Debbie Hall (dhall@khsc.org) or Deborah Stern (dstern@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KAHCC Educational Program, contact Jan Fenwick (jfenwick@kha-net.org or Cindy Samuelson (csamuelson@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
Please join us for a webinar on April 28 from 10:0011:00 a.m. to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, who will be presenting on the importance of developing a work site wellness strategy for hospitals.