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COVID-19 Podcasts

Members Only: Safety and the Road to COVID-19 Recovery: The Role of the Board

Governance expert Jamie Orlikoff and James Reinertsen, M.D., present a brief, on-demand podcast outlining issues and actions that health care boards should consider as their organizations resume non-emergency care and anticipate and prepare for patient and staff safety concerns in a new landscape of care.

The presentation highlights issues such as: how boards can embrace a proactive, prospective role in ensuring effective emergency planning; patient safety concerns to consider as hospitals and health systems resume non-emergency procedures; the board’s role in communicating with and asking questions of management during a unique, unprecedented situation like the pandemic; what boards should look for in a hospital or health system safety plan.

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Members Only: Governance in the Time of Coronavirus: What governing boards should do to respond to the pandemic

As hospitals and health systems across the country continue to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the AHA is keeping you updated with the latest information and resources. An important area that needs to be addressed is what governing boards should be doing to help their executives, their organizations and themselves prepare for the immediate future of the pandemic.

Governance expert Jamie Orlikoff presents a brief on-demand podcast outlining issues and actions that boards should consider for their organizations to stay ahead of the pandemic leadership curve, as well as anticipate and prepare for unprecedented situations and challenges.

The presentation highlights issues such as: prospective board authorizations for emergency spending and policy modifications; logistics for emergency board meetings and decision making; how boards can support and, equally important, not be a burden to management; clarifying emergency authority between system and subsidiary boards; what boards and their members should not do; the need for deeper executive and board succession planning.

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