2017 opm lg

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  • 7:15 Conference Registration & Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Chairperson's Opening Remarks

    8:15

    Nuts and Bolts of Observation Services: Making the Business Case for Creating an Observation Unit

    Mitch Babb, MBA, MHA, RN
    Vice President, Operations
    Duke Regional Hospital
    Duke University Health System

    9:00

    Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes for Observation Patient Management

    Kimberly Tripp, MBA, BSN, RN
    Director, Acute Care Services
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
    10:15

    Achieving Success in Clinical Decision Making and Management of the Observation Unit

    Jeremy Thomas MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Director, Emergency Services
    Director, Observation Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System

    11:00

    Leveraging the Observation Unit to Improve Patient Throughput without Compromising Patient Outcomes

    Kristine Favila, DO
    Medical Director, Rapid Evaluation & Treatment Unit
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel

    11:45

    The Use of Lean Principles to Develop, Implement and Sustain an Observation Unit

    12:30 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers
    1:45

    Implementing Effective Procedures and Protocols to Chest Pain Patients in Observation

    Patrick King, MSN
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Glenwood Regional Medical Center

    2:30

    Integrating Hospitalists as Part of a Successful Observation Care Program

    Frank Skurpski, MD
    Medical Director, Observation Services
    Rochester Regional Health System

    3:15 Networking Break & Refreshments
    3:45

    Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Admissions through Observation and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making

    Peg Keshock, RN, MSN, ACM
    Senior Director, Case Management Services & CDI
    University Health Care System

    4:30

    Reduction of Observation Hours by Embedding an Effective Utilization Review Process at the Unit Level

    Geralynn McGibney, RN, BSN, CCM, CPHM
    Director, Care Management
    Good Samaritan Hospital

    5:15 End of Day One
  • 7:15 Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Chairperson's Recap of Day One

    8:15

    Nuts and Bolts of Observation Services: Making the Business Case for Creating an Observation Unit

    9:00

    Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes for Observation Patient Management

    9:45 Networking Break and Refreshments
    10:15

    The Use of Lean Principles to Develop, Implement and Sustain an Observation Unit

    11:00

    Leveraging the Observation Unit to Improve Patient Throughput without Compromising Patient Outcomes

    11:45 Aligning Performance Benchmarks to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Observation Unit Efficiency
    12:30 Conference Concludes