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Diversity and Inclusion
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:26:16 Z
I want to emphasize the importance of Diversity and Inclusion strategy to Human Resources Management.  A modern Inclusion Strategy is far more than EEOC or civil rights compliance.  With the population of the US soon to be a "majority minority" culture, we need the perspectives, experience, and skills of all in the workforce.  And, most tax-exempt organizations have elemen...

Reimbursement
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:20:11 Z
The speaker for this section makes the statement "the worst type of reimbursement is capitation". This is not necessarily true - for example, the reported losses on Medicare are approximately 9% (net revenue - total cost).  If the organization has a functioning, effective CIN capable of taking risk, it is possible to improve quality while fully covering cost or turning a small ...

Governance of Clinically Integrated Networks
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:16:56 Z
Many of the principles outlined in this section of the course apply to the governance of CIN's, but there are a few unique requirements and nuances.  CIN's by law and regulation (for instance the Medicare Shared Savings Program) are required to have a majority of physicians in governance.  Physicians should be selected for leadership skills, ability to uphold the "'duty ...

Shared Governance
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:39:22 Z
A strong, well-functioning board is one of an organization's most important assets.  The relationship between the Board Chair and the CEO is crucial when it comes to effective shared governance.  The relationship is also important in building a sold foundation or structure for the organization.  Imagine the potential outcomes when the Board Chair and CEO have a unified voice sur...

Ethics and Professionalism
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:30:29 Z
Many decisions, while may fall within the scope of legal standards, may have a profound impact on the community served. Therefore, it is important that healthcare leader have a roadmap that helps them to navigate difficult decisions. I found the issue of having to address promises made by previous administration to be particularly interesting. Knowing that there is a agreed upon process when addre...

Fiscal Year Budgeting versus Quarterly Forecasting
Sun, 01 May 2016 22:57:14 Z
I am curious how many health care systems have switched from fiscal year budgeting versus quarterly forecasting.  I have been a nurse leader for over twenty years.  All throughout my career, I used zero-based and historical budgeting.  Currently, I still find myself struggle with looking at the financial health of my organization one quarter at a time.  However, the crucia...