Strategic Management and Decision Making for Nurse Executives

April 3 – 7, 2017

  • $4,300

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

Managing effective and efficient clinical services, while advancing organizational cultures steeped in continuous learning and improvement, takes expertise and talent. This course will provide evidenced-based, cutting edge knowledge and skills that will contribute significantly to nurse executives’ effectiveness as organizational leaders.
  • —Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC
  • Co-Program Director, Strategic Management and Decision Making for Nurse Executives

Program Overview

An Intensive, Top-Level Program for Nurse Executives

The health care landscape changes rapidly and continuously, challenging nurse executives to manage and make decisions in new and innovative ways. As institutions and systems become increasingly complex, reimbursement and payment is even more dependent on delivering demonstrable outcomes. Achievement of the Triple Aim +1 is expected, and nurses need to take on ever more strategic roles in managing their departments to achieve their organizations’ missions.

Managing effectively in such a dynamic, turbulent environment demands a diversified set of high-level skills from nurse executives. This program, which is designed to build on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences approach to management and decision making models, provides cutting-edge training to empower each participant to more effectively harness the potential of their teams through rigorous analysis as well as quality-management techniques, focusing them on delivering better outcomes while managing cost—to increase value to patients and their families.

Strategic Management and Decision Making for Nurse Executives is designed to enhance participants’ ability to think and act strategically, adopt innovative management approaches, optimize quality, and leverage information to increase organizational value and improve care delivery.

Increase Your Value as a Nurse Executive

Strategic Management and Decision Making for Nurse Executives will increase nurse executive qualifications in the critical management areas of strategy, decision-making, quality optimization and strategic use of information technology. The program will use learning approaches such as teaching cases, interactive classroom discussions, presentations, and expert panels.

The sessions for each competence area will build upon one another, helping the nurse executives to feel comfortable “learning a new language,” interacting with senior leadership in related management discussions and asking the right questions.

By the end of the program, nurse executives will be more effective strategic thinkers, make more informed management decisions, be able to apply new techniques in quality improvement, better leverage information in pursuit of their organization’s goals, and manage projects in a way to limit risks and maximize the chances of success.

By completing this program, you will be more effective in:

  • Actively participating in strategic discussions with senior leadership
  • Initiating meaningful conversations with financial leaders, including asking well-informed questions
  • Providing valuable input in addressing challenges in quality improvement and information systems

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Learning Objectives

Within a learning environment that will facilitate career growth, as a participant in this program, you will develop your expertise in the following critical areas:

Strategic Thinking

  • Contribute to the development of a guiding, ethical vision for a health care organization in light of public health, clinical, market, legal, regulatory, and payment trends
  • Develop and apply a framework for formulating, analyzing and implementing strategy in health care organizations in the context of the organization’s vision
  • Identify and address the challenges that nurse executives may face in incorporating nursing best practices and care delivery innovation into an effective organizational strategy

Management and Decision Making

  • Describe the uses and misuses of full cost accounting in health care settings across the continuum of care, and identify the problems that can be caused by that misuse
  • Analyze alternative choice decisions in health care organizations in a structured way using differential cost accounting, considering both financial and non-financial factors
  • Evaluate the management control structure and process of a health care organization and make recommendations for improvement that consider cost, quality and nurse executive involvement

Quality Optimization

  • Explore how the science of improvement, high reliability methods and statistical process control can enhance the capability of health care organizations to manage the highly complex nature of care delivery
  • Assume an active leadership role in reimagining and redesigning the health care delivery system in regards to optimizing quality performance

Strategic Use of Information Technology

  • Describe the power of data and analytics and identify how strategic, managerial and operational use of information can transform care delivery
  • Identify the potential that information technology has for supporting clinical decisions, patient engagement, cross continuum care coordination and cost management
  • Describe the challenges that exist in EHR and other IT systems related to accessing nursing information for advancing evidence-based standardized nursing interventions, improving outcomes and enhancing the patient experience of care

Project Management

  • Describe the most modern approaches to effective project management
  • Describe the factors that lead to failures in project management and how to avoid those pitfalls

Voices from the Field

  • Describe how nurse executives have dealt with real world challenges regarding strategy, decision-making, quality optimization and strategic use of information technology
  • Apply lessons from the field to the situation in your environment and organization

Credits, Fees, and Logistics

Please note: Personal laptops are required.

Accommodations

The Courtyard Marriott, Brookline
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-866-296-2296
$229/night plus 11.7% tax, includes internet, shuttle to and from hotel

To book online: click here

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate until March 3, 2017. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration confirmation. Please mention Strategic Management and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to receive the special rate. A shuttle from the hotel to the school and back is included in the rate.

Program Location

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.432.2100

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is located in the heart of the Harvard Longwood Campus in Boston. Public transportation is readily available to the city’s many shopping districts, museums, and restaurants.

For directions to Harvard Chan School, please click here.

Continuing Education Credit

Credit Designation Statement

21.0 Nursing contact hours will be awarded for attending the course and completing an evaluation.

Approval Statement

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

What is Included in the Fee?

  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks
  • Reception and Dinner at Simmons College
  • Comprehensive take-home reference materials
  • Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health certificate of participation
  • Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC

Program Director

Nurse Scholar in Residence
Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Richard B. Siegrist Jr., MS, MBA, CPA

Program Director

Lecturer on Health Care Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Co-Director
Master in Health Care Management Program
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Cynthia Barginere, DNP, RN, FACHE

Faculty

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Rush University Hospital

Judy A. Beal, DNSc, BSN, MSN

Faculty

Dean and Professor
Simmons College

William Bean, MPH, MBA, PhD

Faculty

Instructor
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Christina Dempsey, MBA, MSN, BSN, ADN, CENP, CNOR, FAAN

Faculty

Chief Nursing Officer
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Mary Finlay, MBA

Faculty

Lecturer
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Nancy M. Kane, DBA

Faculty

Professor of Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Dean for Case-Based Teaching and Learning
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Marsha Maurer, RN

Faculty

Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Laurie S. Pascal, MBA, MPH

Faculty

Lecturer on Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health
President
Pascal Consulting

Agenda

This agenda may be subject to change.

Monday, April 3, 2017
11:00–11:30 am Program Check-In
11:30 am–1:00 pm Beal, Reid Ponte, Pascal, Siegrist Welcome/Mini-case/Lunch
1:00–1:30 pm Technology Orientation
1:30–3:00 pm Siegrist Intro to Decision Making
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Kane Intro to Strategic Planning
5:00–6:30 pm Small Group Case Prep
6:45–8:00 pm Program Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am Siegrist Differential Analysis
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Bean Strategic Thinking
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Reid Ponte Quality Improvement and Organizational Performance
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Small Group Case Prep
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am Siegrist Management Structure
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Kane Strategic Performance
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Finlay Strategic Use of IT: The Opportunities and Challenges
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Small Group Case Prep
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am Siegrist Management Process
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Bean Performance Measurement
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Reid Ponte Creating a Culture of Safety and Continuous Learning
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Finlay Project Management: How to Ensure Success
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am Finlay The Role of Big Data in Transforming Health Care
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Barginere, Beal, Maurer, Reid Ponte, Dempsey Voices from the Field
12:30–1:30 pm Boxed Lunch

Who Should Apply

This program has been specifically designed for nurses holding executive-level positions in hospitals and health care systems. Nurses with the following titles are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Senior VP
  • Associate Chief Nurse
  • VP
  • Assistant VP
  • Executive Director
  • Director

Current or recent past experience would include:

  • Managing a substantial budget and/or P&L responsibility
  • Managing other nurse and patient care service managers/leaders
  • Leading/managing a substantial program such as Quality & Safety, Care Coordination, The Patient Experience

Admission to the Program

Admission to the program is competitive and is based on leadership experience, organizational responsibility, and ensuring a beneficial mix of industry representation.

Early application is encouraged. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, and programs often fill early.

Advisory Board

Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Director
Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development Institute (WORLD-Institute)

Cynthia Barginere, DNP, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Rush University Hospital

Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow
Nurse Executive Advisor, AMN Healthcare
Adjunct Faculty, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Christy Dempsey, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Margaret M. Hudlin, MD, MHCM
Chief Medical & Chief Quality Officer, Senior Vice President
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Mary Ann O’Connor, BSN, MBA
President and CEO
VNA Care Inc.