​​​​​​​​​​​New Programming Added to the Annual Membership Meeting on Sept. 26

We are excited to introduce some additional programming at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting. The Health Care Management Summit was designed as a cost-effective way to encourage members to experience the IHA Annual Meeting as a team. This concurrent programming will feature practical, solutions-based content targeted at both middle and upper management. Each agenda topic will be structured to appeal to a wide range of ​disciplines. Download the agenda. ​

Target Audience
Hospital professionals in human resour​ces, finance, marketing and communications, quality, pharmacy, and information technology​

The cost to attend the Sept. 26 Health Car​e Management Summit is $125 per person, inclusive of ​lunch. Sign up today!

Hotel Accommodations
The Westin Indianapolis​ is centrally located in the heart of Indianapolis at:
241 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204​

Reserve hotel accommodations at The Westin Indianapolis  by Sept. 4 at the IHA group rate of $259, based on availability.​ ​

Agenda Highlights

11 a.m. 
Brian Tabor, IHA President

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
When Ransomware Strikes
Fred Cate, Vice President for Research, Indiana University; C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Steve Long, President & CEO Hancock Health

Cybersecurity expert Fred Cate will join the conversation about ransomware and how to avoid costly and damaging mistakes. He cautions that, in a world where our lives are increasingly run by computers, those same computers--at the end of the day--just aren’t that secure.  He'll shed some light on ways we can protect ourselves and our hospitals from ransomware attacks. 

Imagine that your hospital suddenly loses the ability to access electronic medical records, scheduling systems, or even phone service. Are you equipped with a viable "plan B" to roll out when the unexpected happens? One Thursday evening this past January, the importance of having such a plan was made crystal clear to Indiana hospital CEO Steve Long. On that night, an attack on the information systems of Hancock Health was initiated by a sophisticated criminal group from Eastern Europe. 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Sponsor Networking

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
We Have a Problem: Best Practices in Crisis Management
John K. Walpole, Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher

Today’s health care executives are expected to manage and direct events that often begin with a call to the executive suite stating, “we have a problem!”  This presentation will offer a comprehensive approach to responding to patients who have been harmed or suffered an adverse event. The discussion will address evolving perspectives toward responding to adverse events and communication resolution programs currently being implemented by health care organizations around the country. In addition, this presentation will speak to practical crisis management response strategies for managing the often-simultaneous outside pressures associated with these events: social media, print media, live media etc.
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Addiction Recovery On-Demand: Peer Coach Mobile App
Parkview Health, Fort Wayne

The care delivery model to date for opioid use disorder is often fragmented. Individuals may receive referrals for care, but it is up to them to secure these services, causing many to feel lost and unable to navigate the complex world of addiction recovery. Recognizing that the initial point of entry into the health system should serve as an opportunity to engage individuals to begin thinking about recovery but understanding that many may not feel ready, Parkview Health has proposed a new model of care that integrates a personal peer coach who makes contact immediately when the recoveree enters into the health system. The model is further expanded with a technology tool, the peer coach mobile app, that will help the peer coach and recoveree stay connected during recovery.

The mobile app has three primary functions:
• Urgent Distress: A recoveree is able to interact with a mental wellness professional in times of need
• Scheduled Support: A recoveree is able to attend virtual individual and group counselling sessions
• Outreach to Recoveree and Check-In: A recoveree checks in regularly so that if he/she is in distress or the wrong location, care can be proactive

3 – 3:45 p.m.
Safe Spaces: Recognizing and Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
Dana Stutzman, Attorney, Hall Render
Now, more than ever, organizations need to take stock of their policies regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, and do their very best to create an environment that is free and safe from such behaviors. Starting with an exploration of what genuinely respectful workplaces look like, this session will explore the behaviors that lead to consistently respectful work cultures and those that do just the opposite. 

This leads to a discussion and exploration of the legal obligations that we all must co-create an environment free of discrimination and harassment as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In particular, it will focus in detail on sexual harassment because of its complexity and sometimes subjective elements.

Learning objectives: 
Define respect and what respectful behaviors look like
Define both harassment and discrimination
Take a comprehensive look at the different types of sexual harassment 
Clarify who can be either an accuser or offender in both discrimination and harassment scenarios
Define and explore retaliation and what can happen if employees retaliate

​​​About the Presenters

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Fred Cate, Vice President for Research, Indiana University; C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

Fred Cate specializes in information privacy and security law issues. In addition to his appointment as the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law and vice president for research, Cate is an adjunct professor of informatics and computing at Indiana University. 

Cate currently chairs the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s study on law enforcement and intelligence access to encrypted content, and he is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience as well as many other government, industry, and not-for-profit advisory panels. He also serves as a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

Previously, Cate served as a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention, the National Security Agency’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Panel, the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security, and Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. He served as counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee and chaired the International Telecommunication Union's High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities.

The author of more than 150 articles and books, Cate served as the privacy editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' Security & Privacy and is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press Journal International Data Privacy Law. He attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with honors and distinction from Stanford University. 

John K. Walpole, Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher

John K. Walpole, area senior vice president with Gallagher, has 20 years’ experience focused exclusively on the provision of risk management services to the health care industry. Walpole is recognized for his expertise in integrating the risk management function into a health care organization’s clinical and operational processes.

Walpole has worked closely with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and The Joint Commission (JCAHO) in standards development and compliance.  

Walpole developed and implemented a broad range of risk management products and services ranging from clinical and operational consultations to educational programs/seminars to publishing. In addition to providing consultations to health care organizations around the country, he has served as faculty on numerous events sponsored by the American Society for Health Care Risk Management, AHA, JCAHO and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.  

Walpole is currently responsible for oversight of all client risk programs. These services include but are not limited to clinical consultations, operational consultations, accreditation support and mock surveys, regulatory compliance, seminars and conferences, carrier relations, and the overall management of the myriad health care risk exposures.

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Steve Long is president and CEO of Hancock Health and Hancock Regional Hospital. Long has spent more than 20 years working in health care, serving in a variety of leadership positions at health systems across the country, including University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City, Iowa; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; and Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also served as president and CEO of Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. 

Long has been with Hancock Health since 2014. He earned his undergraduate degree and two master’s degrees from the University of Iowa. 

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Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne 

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne is the recent winner of the American Hospital Association’s inaugural Innovation Challenge. “The AHA Innovation Challenge was a unique opportunity for teams from AHA-member hospitals and health systems to share creat​ive approaches for integrated care delivery redesign and financing targeted to populations with complex needs,” said AHA Chair-Elect Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, during the July 27 award presentation. AHA received 91 submissions, and Parkview Health won the first-place $100,000 prize for its technology-enabled on-demand support care model for addiction recovery that addresses a vulnerable population of opioid use disorder patients in Northeast Indiana.​

Stutzman_DanaE.pngDana Stutzman, Attorney, Hall Render

As a shareholder with Hall Render, Dana Stutzman counsels a diverse group of employers and clients in numerous aspects of employment and labor law. He advises management on employment-related issues, such as discipline and discharge matters, worker classification (employee/independent contractor) issues, wage and hour disputes, disability and FMLA discrimination, workplace harassment complaints, covenants not to compete, and policy and handbook review. 

In addition, Stutzman regularly appears on behalf of clients in federal and state courts and agencies in employment-based litigation. His litigation experience encompasses most federal employment laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Stutzman has experience litigating a variety of state law claims, including breach of contracts and covenants not to compete, class action litigation, defamation and false light litigation, civil rights claims, and wage payment claims. St​utzman received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his J.D. from Indiana University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Association.