2017 Practice Management Success Strategies: Building a Practice That People Want to Be Part Of

Las Vegas, NV US

Join us for this all-new practice management course designed to help you ensure that your hospital medicine group is a high performing one that talented clinicians are eager to join, and to be part of for a long time.  Hospital medicine groups are being stressed right now from all sides:  chronic staffing challenges, constant demands for expanded services, increasing documentation and other non-clinical tasks, and severe cost-cutting pressures are only a few of the factors contributing to the fragile environment for hospitalist morale in many HMGs.  Hospital medicine group leaders and healthcare executives who want to be successful at recruiting and retaining crucial hospitalist talent need to pay deliberate attention to group culture and engagement, as well as putting in place systems and resources that promote efficient, effective, and satisfying work that hospitalists see as sustainable for a career. 

The course faculty represents decades of experience in clinical practice, leadership, and consultative work with hospital medicine programs throughout the country.  John Nelson, MD has over 25 years of clinical practice as a hospitalist and is co-founder and past president of SHM.  Leslie Flores, MHA is a former hospital executive who has for the last 12 years worked exclusively with HMGs to improve their operations and performance.  Jerome Siy, MD is a veteran hospitalist leader and a highly regarded speaker on topics related to hospitalist engagement.  These knowledgeable, experienced, and entertaining speakers will explore relevant topics and offer concrete, practical advice for building a healthier, more effective, and more stable hospitalist group. 

The course includes significant time for interaction with the faculty and fellow attendees, and each session will conclude with participants developing a brief action plan to implement upon returning home to their practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand the relationships among group culture, engagement, morale, and job satisfaction, and the impacts of these factors on the ability of an HMG to successfully recruit and retain talented clinicians.
  2. Develop and implement effective operational processes including recruitment and onboarding programs, aligned compensation models, and the necessary systems to prepare for evolving pay-for-performance programs (e.g., those in MACRA).
  3. Make adjustments to schedule, work flow, and how (and by whom) clinical work is performed, resulting both in improved efficiencies and in more satisfying roles for hospitalists.
  4. Utilize performance feedback, professional development, job enrichment, and other talent management strategies to foster and support a healthy workplace.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 7.50 Non-physician
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    Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
    3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    United States

    Accreditation and Designation Statement: 

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this live meeting for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Faculty AffiliationsCompany
    John Nelson, MD, MHMStock OptionsTelmediq
    Roberta P. Himebaugh, MBA, SFHMSalary/Ownership InterestTeamHealth
    Leslie A. Flores, MHA, SFHMNothing to Disclose 
    Jerome Siy, MD, SFHM, CHIENothing to Disclose

    Available Credit

    • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 7.50 Non-physician


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