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Education Spotlight: Health Care Finance for Trustees
THT
What exactly are your responsibilities as a health care board member when it comes to your hospital's financial reports? What if you don't have a background in finance? The fiduciary duty is one of the core responsibilities of trustees; in fact, financial oversight of the hospital or health system often is viewed as the main function of the organization's governing board. Join Texas Healthcare Trustees for our upcoming webinars on Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 that will feature the Finance and Reimbursement section of Trustee Online. Bring your questions – there will be an opportunity to get real-time answers from experts.
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Eleven Trends for Your Strategic Planning
Hospitals & Health Network
Everything about running a hospital is changing, from payments to patients and from medical staff to models of care. The mind reels. As chaotic and overwhelming as it all seems, executives and trustees — and everybody else who works to keep our nation's hospitals operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week — know they're at the center of a truly historic moment. They are helping to transform health care in America, and they’re doing it with the noblest of goals: to create a true, integrated, sustainable health and wellness system that will improve the lives of all Americans.
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The Shared Governance Imperative
Great Boards
Just as the health care industry continues to shift care delivery from a volume-based to a value-based model, so too must the health care board evolve beyond its traditional fiduciary and core governance responsibilities to encompass a more strategic and global view. The success of this evolving model depends on shared governance – a stronger alignment and engagement among the board, physician leadership and management.
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Big Business CEOs Issue Call to Action for Fixing U.S. Health Care
Government Health IT
Chief executives of several major U.S. corporations came together under the auspice of the Bipartisan Policy Center to work toward the betterment of health and wellness of individuals and communities, as well as the overall U.S. health care system itself.
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How to Get a Board's Trust Early
Associations Now
The early months of a CEO's tenure can be tense. One association leadership expert discusses how to go from being the newbie to the leader who has earned the board's support.
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Eleven Steps to a More Collaborative Health System
Becker's Hospital Review
Making an organization more collaborative shouldn't involve more meetings or a new open floor plan. It should involve new alliances, the right incentives and an eagerness to talk about mistakes. Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink, an innovation research and training firm, identified 11 guidelines that can help senior leaders create more collaborative organizations.
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Texas Healthcare Trustees is a statewide association whose members are Texas hospitals, health systems and health-related organizations. THT is a 501(c)(3) organization providing education and resources to help ensure our members are equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the health care industry and lead their hospital to success. Membership includes more than 450 governing boards and represents nearly 4,000 trustees. THT is the oldest trustee organization in the country, founded in 1961. THT is affiliated with the Texas Hospital Association and regularly partners with the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals.

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