Disparities & Inequities in Healthcare
1:00 – 2:30 P.M. Central time
Registration fees: $225 per facility | Non-Members Registration Fee: $350 per facility
CMO’s, CNO’s, Physicians, Compliance Officer, Equity and Inclusion Leaders, Joint Commission Coordinator, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Medical staff and Legal Counsel.
Healthcare organizations, by their very nature, seek to provide opportunities of the highest level of care for all patients to attain their optimal level of health regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language, or other social determinant of health. Unfortunately, there may be disparities in how organizations provide care without them even realizing they exist. Our presentation will explore the regulatory expectations of organizations in their quest to identify and mitigate these preventable differences that affect access to care and health outcomes.
Chris Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP, Senior Consultant, Courtemanche & Associates
Chris Pratt is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates with more than 33 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions from the bedside to the Boardroom. In this role, he is responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He is trained in the survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination utilized by The Joint Commission, DNV, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations. He assists organizations with post-survey activities, education, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives and has experience in various health care settings including acute care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care settings.