Monday, Oct. 12 

10:15 a.m.: Joint Commission Accreditation for a Private Practice - Worth the Pain?
The main goal for this session is to become familiar with Joint Commission Accreditation. Speakers: Michelle Koury, COO, Crystal Run Healthcare LLP; Betty Jessup, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Crystal Run Healthcare. 

3:15 p.m.: Financial Decisions Models in an Era of Reform
This session will help you to understand health reform and its impact on group medical practices and physician incomes. You also will learn how to improve your financial decision making. Speaker: Tom Ealey, Associate Professor, Alma (Mich.) College.


Tuesday, Oct. 13 

10:15 a.m.: Anatomy of a Successful Practice Acquisition or Affiliation
Learn how to assess the business case for potential relationships while understanding how to maintain legal and regulatory compliance. Speakers: Cordell Mack, Consultant, Health Care Futures; Craig Pederson, Partner, Health Care Futures; Phillip Rothermich, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

3:30 p.m.: Creating a Culture of Patient Safety and Reaping its Rewards
This session will help you to learn how to accurately assess patient safety culture at your organization, and to improve that culture. Speakers: Radhika Nath, Senior Research Scientist, MGMA; Timothy Palm, Vice President, Mercy Physician Services, Inc.; John Kralewski, Division of Health Policy and Management. 


Wednesday, Oct. 14 

9:30 a.m.: Benefiting Financially from an Electronic Health Information Exchange
This session takes an in-depth look at how participation in a health information exchange can lead to financial success. Speakers: Daniel Marino, President and CEO, Health Directions, LLC. 

9:30 a.m.: EMRs from Your Hospital/PHO - A Practice Survival Guide
This session focuses on how Stark law changes will affect your facility. It will help you to understand various strategies necessary to keeping a balanced relationship with your EMR provider. Speakers: Ronald Sterling, Consultant, Sterling Solutions, Ltd.

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