Continuing Education
THA Annual Conference and Expo
Advancing Health Care Together

Continuing Education

Feb. 12-14, 2020
San Antonio, 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 - 9.75 hours*
NASBA-CPE - 7.75 hours*
CNE - 7.75 hours*
CME - 5.75 hours*
MCLE - 4 hours, including 1 hour ethics
CHT- 9.75 hours*

*ACHE Qualified/CME/CNE/NASBA-CPE/CHT 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, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.

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.

Annual Conference Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the role of interprofessional collaboration in the hospital-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
  2. Outline key epidemiology related to the opioid epidemic and how such statistics impact hospital systems.
  3. Identify legislation impacting hospital operations and payments following the 2019 Texas Legislative Session.
  4. Identify key policies to put in place addressing workplace violence against caregivers.
  5. Outline improvements in maternal health data outcomes in the state of Texas.
  6. Identify best practices and operational improvements in emergency response to mass casualty events.
  7. Outline strategies to improve board engagement and oversight in quality and patient safety initiatives.
  8. Discuss successful population health strategies utilizing data from community needs assessments.
  9. List what steps and issues should and may be included in strategic planning.
  10. Review the impact of decreased DSRIP funding and the potential impact to patient care and hospital operations.
  11. Review the steps needed to integrate mental health care with primary health care.
  12. Outline the outcomes of the health care laws passed in the 86th Texas Legislative Session that will impact hospital and health system patient care.

Rural Health Care Workshop Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the issues that Medicare Advantage plans present to rural hospitals in Texas including reimbursement rates and rapid expansion challenges.
  2. Discuss current trends of APNs in rural healthcare hospitals
  3. Identify barriers to expand care services with APNs in rural hospitals
  4. Identify strategies to incorporate APNs into interprofessional practice

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Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Physicians

AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

  • Main Conference 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Rural Healthcare Workshop 0.75 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 7.75 contact hours.

  • Main Conference 5.0 contact hours
  • Rural Healthcare Workshop 2.75 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 2.75 (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop) and (THA 2020 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 (co-located)*

The session "Agility and Resilience in Health Care Leadership: Key Behaviors for Leading Change" has been developed and is presented locally by the South Texas Chapter of ACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 3.0 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 (NASBA-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 2.75 (pre-conference Rural Health Care Workshop) and 5 (THA 2020 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 4 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.

Certified Healthcare Trustees Education
The Texas Healthcare Trustees designates this continuing certified healthcare trustee education activity for up to 2.75 (Rural Health Care Workshop) and 7.0 (THA 2020 Annual Conference and Expo) contact hour(s). For more information about the CHT program, please contact THT at 512-465-1071.

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
Mandie Eichenlaub pending
Adam Willmann, FACHE Nothing to disclose
Sherry Kolb, RN Nothing to disclose
Stephanie Morgan, Ph.D., RN Nothing to disclose
Patrick Kennedy Consultant/Advisor: Adaptive Testing, axial Healthcare, Braeburn, CareCentrix, Clean Slate, Dynamicare, Edgewood Health Network, Innovatel, Interaxon, Marwood Group, Medibio, Newport Academy, Pear Therapeutics, PhRMA, Psych Hub, Quartet Health, Recovery Ways, WeRecover, WellPath.
Speakers Bureau: Taylor Made Events and Globe Events.
Receives income from: Braeburn, CareCentrix, Clean Slate , Edgewood Health Network, Innovatel, Marwood Group, Newport Academy, PhRMA, Recovery Ways.
Equity interest in: PsychHub.
Ownership stock in: axial Healthcare, Braeburn, CareCentrix, Clean Slate, DynamiCare, Interaxon, Medibio, Mightier, Pear Therapeutics, Psych Hub, Quartet Health, Recovery Ways, WellPath, WeRecover.
Paul Aslin Nothing to disclose
Jyric Sims Nothing to disclose
Toya White Nothing to disclose
Ben Benitez Nothing to disclose
Loren Fouch Nothing to disclose
Debbie Sayles Nothing to disclose
Lindsey Tyra Nothing to disclose
Christopher Sandles Nothing to disclose
Amanda Hammel Nothing to disclose
Jared Johnson Nothing to disclose
Mario Barrera, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Ashley Withrow Nothing to disclose
Richard Bottner Nothing to disclose
Sharon Beasley Nothing to disclose
Cameron Duncan, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Cesar Lopez, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Steve Wohleb, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Kendra Fohl, RNC-OB Nothing to disclose
Manda Hall, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Jacob Cintron Ownership Interest: HCA
Russell Tippin 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, CAE Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP Nothing to disclose
Holly Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose

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 10:59 pm CST April 13, 2020. Instructions will be provided in the post-event email following the conference. 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.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

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Grapevine, TX 76099-9733


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