Continuing Education
THA Annual Conference and Expo

Continuing Education

Feb. 21-22, 2019
Austin, Texas

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This activity is jointly provided by

Axis Medical Education   Texas Hospital Association

The Texas Hospital Association is applying for approval from the following accrediting organizations for the THA Annual Conference and Expo. Specific continuing education types are noted with each session.
ACHE Qualified - 7 hours
CPE - 3 hours
CNE - 4.5 hours*
CME - 4.5 hours*
MCLE - 3 hours

*CME/CNE/CPE credit hours are also awarded for pre-conference activities as shown below.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hospital executives and staff.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
This conference is designed for hospital administrators and staff, offering a broad range of continuing education focused on enhancing hospital operations and performance.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Develop and implement a culture of innovation at your organization.
  2. Identify legislation impacting hospital operations and payments in the upcoming Texas Legislative Session
  3. Identify the signs of human trafficking victims and what partnership opportunities exist to advocate for victims of human trafficking.
  4. Review the new ICD-10 codes for documenting sex and labor exploitation.
  5. Review and outline a successful medication-assisted treatment program to treat substance use disorder patients.
  6. Outline how to develop and implement a psychiatric patient safety checklist to aid in emergency department diversions.
  7. Describe community partnerships that can be developed to address at-risk populations within your community.
  8. Identify how technology can increase efficiency, quality of care and profit margins.
  9. Review recent and upcoming changes to value-based payment models.
  10. Identify the new requirements governing who can issue an inpatient do-not-attempt-resuscitation order.
  11. Review measures to respond to no-notice and mass violence events within your hospital.
  12. Outline the new paradigms for supporting at-risk providers that reduces costs and improves the quality of care.
  13. Identify the concepts that will pave the way for breakthrough performance within your organization.
  14. Outline how a free community clinic can improve access, divert unneeded emergency room visits and offer behavioral health services through community partnerships.

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Accreditation Statement

This activity is planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center to provide continuing education for the health care team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 7.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Physicians

AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop), 3.0 (ACHE Face-to-Face Panels) and 4.5 (THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 2.75 (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop), 3.0 (ACHE Face-to-Face Panels) and 4.5 (THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo) contact hours. Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

ACHE Qualified Education

The Texas Hospital Association is authorized to award 2.25 (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop) and 7.0 (THA Annual Conference and Expo) hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

ACHE Face-To-Face Education*

The session "Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery" has been developed and is presented locally by ACHE of Central Texas. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program. The session “Telemedicine in the Healthcare Delivery System” has been developed and is presented locally by ACHE of Central Texas. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

*SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Participants seeking ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit MUST sign-in at the CE tables located outside the doors immediately prior to the start of the session.

Credit Designation for Accountancy Continuing Education

Public Accountancy CPE

The Texas Hospital Association has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of the program. This course(s) may be submitted to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for up to X (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop) and 3 (THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo) contact hour(s).
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None

Credit Designation for Minimum Continuing Legal Education
This course has been submitted for minimum continuing legal education to the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE for up to 3 hours.

The Texas Hospital Association has registered with the Texas State board of Legal Specialization to meet the requirements of the continuing professional education rules covering maintenance of attendance records, retention or program outlines, qualifications of instructors, program content, physical facilities and length of class hours. This registration agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the licensee.

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Lynn Barr Nothing to disclose
Dan Hamilton Nothing to disclose
David Shaw Nothing to disclose
Thomas J. Kim, M.D. Receives income from Medici and Med2You
Pamela Arora Nothing to disclose
Matthew Chambers Nothing to disclose
Adam Travis, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Fernando Martinez, Ph.D. Nothing to disclose
Avrim Fishkind, M.D. Nothing to disclose
John Henderson Nothing to disclose
Gayla Quillin Nothing to disclose
Saurin Patel, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Laura Castellanos Nothing to disclose
Melissa Graham, RN Nothing to disclose
Cindy McCarthy, DNP, RN Nothing to disclose
Richard Bottner Nothing to disclose
Debbi Garbade, RN Nothing to disclose
Jason Glover Nothing to disclose
Jared Johnson Nothing to disclose
Ben Salinas Nothing to disclose
Paula Turicchi, FACHE Nothing to disclose
Alan Keister, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Catherine Oliveros, Dr.PH Nothing to disclose
Laurie Vanhoose Pending
Michael Sroczynski Nothing to disclose
Missy Atwood, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Carrie Kroll Nothing to disclose
Cesar Lopez, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Cameron Duncan, J.D. Nothing to disclose
David Marshall, J.D., RN Nothing to disclose
Ken Mitchell, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Marc-David Munk, M.D. Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Thompson Nothing to disclose
Ann Pargac, CMP Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP Nothing to disclose
Robert Mocharnuk Common stock: Merck

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Texas Hospital Association at 512-465-1000 or before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET April 15, 2019. Click here for instructions. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

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