The Texas Hospital Association's Opioid Legislation and Operational Tactics Update includes THA advocacy updates, a discussion with Nicole Passage of Collective Medical about ED high utilizers and the opioid crisis, and Brad Maughan of Clearwater Compliance discussing cybersecurity and patient safety. Reserve your spot today!


Monday, Oct. 29, 2018


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


CHRISTUS Mother Francis
800 E. Dawson St.
Tyler, TX


11:30 a.m.

Buffet Lunch

11:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Comments
Corey Cotton, Regional Executive – Texas Hospital Association

11:50 a.m.

ED High Utilizers and the Opioid Crisis: Is there a Solution?
Nicole Passage, Collective Medical

This presentation will cover the current issue of ED high utilizers, Opioid Crisis and fragmented care. A review of Collective Medical services solution to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better decisions and improve outcomes.

12:25 p.m.

Connecting the Dots Between Cybersecurity and Patient Safety
Brad Maughan, sr. business development, Clearwater Compliance

The presentation will review how hospital staff can improve patient safety and the quality of care by assisting to establish, operationalize and mature a HIPAA compliance and information risk management program.

1 p.m.

THA Advocacy Updates
Sara Gonzalez, vice president, Advocacy and Public Policy – Texas Hospital Association

The advocacy and government relations Gonzalez focus on state-level hospital and health care policy issues, specifically behavioral health care, private health insurance and health IT, and represents Texas hospitals with members of the Texas Legislature.

1:30 p.m.


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