2018 IHA Annual Meeting

As only the IHA Annual Meeting can, this year's conference will address the issues and topics that hospital leaders care about most. Expert presenters will provide the latest information and lead dynamic discussions that will leave participants informed and energized. 

For more information about individual sessions and speakers, visit our websit at www.ihaannualmeeting.net or view the printable agenda.


IHA Governance Webinar Series Location: Webinar
Date: 6/20/2018 1:00 PM - 12/4/2018 2:00 PM

IHA's Trustees play a significant role in the transformation of health care and must demonstrate strong leadership to navigate through the challenges their organizations are confronting. Board service has never been more challenging. The future of health care is still largely unknown and the range of board responsibilities is broad. Hospitals and health systems need dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who are willing to commit their time, expertise, experience and leadership to the hospital, it's mission and the community.View brochure

Human Resources Hot Topics Webinar SeriesLocation: Webinar
Date: 7/10/2018 1:00 PM - 12/5/2018 2:00 PM

Health Care is deeply affected by the political and regulatory environment at both the state and national levels. Perhaps more than any other area, the hospital workforce is especially susceptible to changes in that environment. This webinar series investigates key topics in labor and employment law and provides participants the tools to better understand the most recent changes. Partner from Baird Holm LLP will provide valuable perspective and expertise on these key topics and changes. View brochure


Data Sanity Location: IHA Conference Center
Address: 100 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Date: 7/10/2018 10:00 AM - 11/13/2018 3:30 PM

This three-part course will bring together a C-suite and quality professional from the same hospital, introduce the concept of "data sanity" and provide a shared path to more productive conversations, meetings and actions in the everyday use of data. These thoughtful sessions are especially responsive to health care quality professionals and executives who truly care about sustaining improvement and achieving excellence and want to strengthen their quality partnership. Far better than traditional management and training approaches, this learning series will help quality and executive professionals weave quality improvement into their organizations' DNA and take the overall use and effectiveness of their data to the next level. View Dr. Don Berwick's message on the program and presenter!

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Online registration for this program is not avaiable. Please click here to download the application.

Cybersecurity Tactical SimulationDate: 8/1/2018 1:00 PM - 8/29/2018 2:00 PM

Now more than ever, it’s important for health care organizations to simulate a real-life cybersecurity attack and test their cybersecurity incident response plans in a confidential way. Dynamic in nature, these cybersecurity tactical simulation webinars give authentic landscape simulations so that providers can test and tweak their cybersecurity incident response plans without ever leaving their physical location. Hospitals that participate in these webinars will receive a cybersecurity tactical simulation certificate of participation. IHA is partnering with Sensato Cybersecurity Solutions to provide this tactical simulation series. Registration will only be taken through a web page created for this webinar series. Registration link

August 1, 1-2 pm - Tactical Simulation Preparation Webinar
Review what health care organizations should currently have in place to combat a cybersecurity attack and define roles of a health care organization incident response team (HOIRT). This webinar will include what a HOIRT should expenct during the simulation exercise.

August 22, 12-2 pm - Cybersecurity Tactical Simulation Webinar
During this two-hour webinar, each HOIRT will participate in a comprehensive cybersecurity simulated attack. This cybersecurity tactical simulation is designed for organizations across the spectrum of cybersecurity attack readiness ensuring that every team will be tested beyond their limit.

August 29, 1-2 pm - Tacticial Simulation Recap and Lessons Learned Webinar
This final webinar will review the anonymous strategies and lessons learned from the simulation.

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The final date to register is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
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Engaging the Bedside Nurse: The Influence of Culture Health Outcomes and the Nurse's RoleDate: 9/6/2018 8:30 AM - 9/6/2018 9:30 AM

What constitutes health and illness depends on a person's culture and life experiences. These variables impact how and when health care is accessed and nurses must decipher what the individual patient needs. This webinar prepares nurses to address cultural needs to improve health outcomes. View brochure

Employee Retirement Plans, Fiduciary Obligations and the IRSLocation: Webinar

Date: 9/11/2018 12:00 PM - 9/11/2018 1:00 PM

Retirement plans are a key part of any employee benefit plan for hospitals. Offering a retirement plan means ensuring that everything related to the plan is compliant. This webinar will review the fiduciary obligations that go along with offering a retirement plan as well as the key Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor compliance issues involved. View brochure

2018 ISHE Fall ConferenceLocation: West Des Moines Sheraton
Address: 1800 50th Street, WDSM, 50266
Date: 9/12/2018 11:00 AM - 9/14/2018 12:00 PM

The 2018 Iowa Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE) Fall Conference provides timely and relevant education, as well as opportunities to network with health care engineering peers and prospective vendors. With updates from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and presentations highlighting advances in electrical services, acoustic strategies, passive optical technology and sustainability measures, this program provides participants with the information needed to optimize their facility and prepare for the future in health care. View brochure

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