Governance of Healthcare Organizations

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Errol L. Biggs
Webinar Id: 800321


One Attendee


Hospital and health system board members face increasing challenges, with healthcare reform and other laws demanding improved accountability and efficiency. This webinar reveals the secrets of effective board structure and function, including responsibilities of board members, term limits, recruiting new members and working with the CEO.

Other aspects of a board's work, including monitoring quality, providing financial oversight, and completing a self-assessment process, are also covered. Board members, regardless of their expertise, will find this webinar interesting and educational.

Why should you attend: Governance of hospitals and health systems is important work. How well it is done has tremendous consequences for healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. Also, there are consequences for patients, medical staffs, and employees. This webinar is intended to help new and experienced board members learn "best practices" of effective healthcare boards.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Types of hospital boards and health systems
  • Role and responsibility of hospital boards
  • Role and responsibility of individual board members
  • Role and responsibility of board chairperson
  • Information governing boards should receive
  • Governance vs. management
  • Selecting physician board members
  • Optimizing board CEO relationships and CEO as a member of the board
  • Term limits for board members
  • Age limits for board members
  • Designing an effective board orientation program
  • Key committees the board should have
  • Board's role in monitoring quality of healthcare
  • Conflict of interest issues
  • How the board should conduct a "self-assessment" process

Who Will Benefit:
  • Hospital and Health System Board Members
  • CEO's of Hospital and Health Systems
  • Other Top Executives in a Healthcare Organization

Speaker Profile
Dr. Biggs primary research and consulting activities include work with hospitals to improve the governance of those organizations. He teaches governance in both the graduate on-campus and executive programs in Health Administration at the University of Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance and Chairman of the Practical Governance Group, both of which offer educational programs for hospital governing boards.

Dr. Biggs is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors; BoardSource; the Association of University Programs in Health Administration; Medical Group Management Association, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a "Director to Watch in 2013."

Dr. Biggs has been involved in both the investor-owned and nonprofit hospital industries, including twelve years as the CEO of large, teaching hospitals, and directed the first merger of an osteopathic (D.O.) hospital and an allopathic (M.D.) hospital in the United States.

Additionally, he has served on several nonprofit and investor-owned boards of directors. He conducts seminars and retreats for hospital boards of directors, and is the author of several articles on governance. Dr. Biggs is also the author of the book The Governance Factor: 33 Keys to Success in Healthcareand co-author of the popular book, Practical Governance, both published by Health Administration Press. His third book on hospital boards, Healthcare Governance: A Guide for Effective Boards was recently published by Health Administration Press

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