Dear Fellows and Friends, this past week has been a busy one for the American College of Healthcare Trustees. The executive team has been busy further refining our curriculum, which will encompass resources delivered by both remote learning and physical attendance at conferences. We are developing policies for our badge and certification program. Fellows who wish to join the curriculum committee should please email Jake Redden at email@example.com. The governance and leadership community has had the opportunity to provide input via our survey. Our Senior Vice President for Ethics, Dr. Carl Middleton, is hard at work developing one of our courses on the non-pharmacologic treatment of pain. Carl is an expert on this important and urgent subject and we feel this will make a significant contribution to society.
Brian Thomas (PICTURED LEFT), one of our Fellows who has already won our Semmelweis Award, is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Johnson County, Kansas City, Missouri. Brian hosts a blog for Chief Information Officers. Brian and our CEO, Dave Levien, are working on a Blog as well as collaborating on a paper for a learned Journal. Dave is also developing a presentation on his concept “EVE, an Embedded Verified Environment: A distributed network for a distributed Medical Practice”. Other projects our Fellows are working on include the use of wearables to measure distress, the use of focused echocardiography in the Intensive Care Unit with image acquisition aided by deep learning and image recognition, and decision support aided by deep learning and big data. Our fellows are also working on a project to improve accessibility among travelers with neuro-diversity issues. Important preliminary work has been done on this by two of our fellows Kathy Shoaf and Liz Hall. Bill Greene, our incoming Board Member, will be adding his expertise in business and supply chain.
We are in a state of preparation for a rapidly approaching board and stockholders and strategic planning meeting at the Johns Hopkins Mount Washington Conference Center April 24th. Fellows are invited to attend for free but to do so they must contact David Levien as soon as possible so that we can allow for adequate space and food. Dr. Carl Middleton, our SVP and Chief Ethics Officer, will be facilitating the Strategic planning session using the process of idealized design. Attendees will receive a badge in strategic planning. Please let us know if you would like to give a remote learning course on relevant subject matter. We encourage all friends who are not yet Fellows to please become one as soon as possible and all those who are in arrears in their dues, to correct that now. JOIN OR RENEW NOW. Both can be done here. We now have an online store where people can purchase fine teas, chocolate and other niceties. CHECK OUT YOUR ACHT STORE HERE. These items make great gifts and help subsidize our educational efforts. Please check out our Innovation conference here.
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