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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
 

Self-Select Short Courses

You can self-select from the courses below to create your own e-learning curriculum.

If you would like to receive continuing education credit for completing these courses, you will need to complete all 8 courses and pass the test with an 80% pass rate to receive 2 hours of continuing education credits.

Each of the courses below should take you 10–15 minutes to complete.

  • An Introduction to Governance: Fundamental Fiduciary Duties
  • Quality Improvement
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Moving beyond the CHNA: Integrating Community Health and Population Health
  • Value-Based and Population Health Payment Models
  • Distinction between Management and Governance
  • Becoming a Consumer-Centric Organization
  • Conflict of Interest
 

The Role of the Board Chair

The Governance Institute’s course on the Role of the Board Chair includes lessons on the board chair’s responsibilities, how to be an effective chairperson, and the chairperson’s role in making meetings more effective.

Lessons included in this course:

  • The Board Chair’s Responsibilities
  • How to be an Effective Chairperson
  • The Chairperson’s Role in Making Meetings More Effective
     
 

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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