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E-Learning Course Descriptions

Whether you are a board member, physician leader, or executive leader, our Joint Accreditation and ACHE-certified E-Learning courses have you covered. Comprehensive learning and retention are reinforced through dilemma-based modules that apply your learning to real-world situations. Descriptions of the lessons included in each course are below.

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Board Orientation Course

The Governance Institute's Board Orientation Course contains lessons on fundamental fiduciary duties; how the board accomplishes work; board responsibilities: quality oversight and financial oversight; board responsibilities: strategic direction and mission oversight; board responsibilities: board development, management oversight, and community benefit and advocacy; committees: the workhorses of the board; and gaining perspective to serve effectively: an overview of the healthcare industry.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Fundamental Fiduciary Duties
  • How the Board Accomplishes Work
  • Board Responsibilities: Quality Oversight and Financial Oversight
  • Board Responsibilities: Strategic Direction and Mission Oversight
  • Board Responsibilities: Board Development, Management Oversight, and Community Benefit and Advocacy
  • Committees: The Workhorses of the Board
  • Gaining Perspective to Serve Effectively: An Overview of the Healthcare Industry
 

The Board’s Role in Quality

The Governance Institute’s Board’s Role in Quality course contains lessons on the board’s role in quality; measuring and setting quality goals; and a culture of quality and safety.

Lessons included in this course:

  • The Board's Role in Quality
  • Measuring and Setting Quality Goals
  • A Culture of Quality and Safety
 

Value-Based Care & Population Health Management: A Primer

The Governance Institute’s Value-Based Care & Population Health Management: A Primer course includes lessons on definitions; examples of value-based and population health payment models; and how to make the transition.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Definitions
  • Examples of Value-Based   and Population Health Payment Models
  • How to Make the Transition
 

Financial Oversight during the Transition to Value

The Governance Institute’s Financial Oversight during the Transition to Value course includes lessons on discipline planning: the groundwork for success; finding the right balance of cash and debt; and setting organizational direction.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Disciplined Planning: The Groundwork for Success
  • Finding the Right Balance of Cash and Debt
  • Setting Organizational Direction
 

Board Culture & Effectiveness

The Governance Institute’s course on Board Culture & Effectiveness includes lessons on board culture; performance evaluation; and continuous governance improvement.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Board Culture
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Continuous Governance Improvement
 

The Board’s Role in Strategic Planning

The Governance Institute’s course on The Board’s Role in Strategic Planning includes lessons on the strategic planning process; making informed decisions around future strategy; and implementing the strategic plan and enhancing its effectiveness.

Lessons included in this course:

  • The Strategic Planning Process
  • Making Informed Decisions  around Future Strategy
  • Implementing the Strategic Plan and Enhancing its Effectiveness
 

Management vs. Governance

The Governance Institute’s course on Management vs. Governance includes lessons on the distinction between management and governance; board vs. management responsibilities of oversight; and working together.

Lessons included in this course:

  • The Distinction between Management and Governance
  • Board vs. Management Responsibilities of Oversight
  • Working Together
 

Innovation: The Board’s Opportunity to Shape the Future

The Governance Institute’s course on Innovation: The Board’s Opportunity to Shape the Future includes lessons on what is innovation in healthcare; examples of innovation in healthcare; and how to develop an innovation strategy: the board’s role.

Lessons included in this course:

  • What is Innovation in Healthcare?
  • Examples of Innovation in Healthcare
  • How to Develop an Innovation Strategy: The Board's Role
 

Patient Experience & Its Role in Quality and Population Health

The Governance Institute’s course on Patient Experience & Its Role in Quality and Population Health includes lessons on a brief history and definition of patient experience; tying patient experience to quality; and tying patient experience to population health.

Lessons included in this course:

  • A Brief History and Definition of Patient Experience
  • Tying Patient Experience to Quality
  • Tying Patient Experience to Population Health
 

Board Committees & Work Structures

The Governance Institute’s course on Board Committees & Work Structures includes lessons on strategically structuring board committees; committee composition and authority; and ensuring effective committee functioning.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Strategically Structuring Board Committees
  • Committee Composition and Authority
  • Ensuring Effective Committee Functioning
 

System Structure: Aligning Core Responsibilities across Boards

The Governance Institute’s course on System Structure: Aligning Core Responsibilities across Boards includes lessons on the importance of an effective board structure; system board structure: considerations; opportunities for local boards; and committee structure in systems.

Lessons included in this course:

  • The Importance of an Effective Board Structure
  • System Board Structure: Considerations
  • Opportunities for Local Boards
  • Committee Structure in Systems
 

Improving Community Health

The Governance Institute’s course on Improving Community Health includes lessons on setting the stage for community health initiatives; leading practices for improving community health; and moving beyond the CHNA: integrating community health and population health.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Setting the Stage for Community Health Initiatives
  • Leading Practices for Improving Community Health
  • Moving beyond the CHNA: Integrating Community Health and Population Health
 

Consumerism: Making Strategic Connections

The Governance Institute’s course on Consumerism: Making Strategic Connections includes lessons on focusing on the healthcare consumer; consumer influencers and lessons from outside industries; and becoming a customer-centric organization.

Lessons included in this course:

  • Focusing on the Healthcare Consumer
  • Consumer Influencers  and Lessons from Outside Industries
  • Becoming a Customer-Centric Organization
 
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