WHA Advance Practice Clinician Conference:  A Comprehensive Look at APC Practice Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care Delivery in Wisconsin
September 13, 2018

Team based care models utilizing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and other advance practice clinicians are an increasingly important key to integrated care delivery models in hospitals and clinics that can improve care and reduce cost.

This one-day conference will provide a comprehensive review of key regulations and payment policies, education and training, scope of practice, and onboarding and retention trends to help hospitals and clinics understand and navigate nuances, limitations, and opportunities that can help them maximize the utilization of advance practice clinicians with their organizations. 

2018 Health Care Administrative Professionals Conference  
September 20, 2018
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Madison

The WHA annual Health Care Administrative Professionals Conference is designed for executive assistants, business office managers and other administrative support staff in hospitals.

This program is designed to focus on practical ways to make work easier by dentifying most effective ways to communicate, and most effective time management skills. The afternoon session will focus tips, tricks, and secrets on ways to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel more efficiently and effectively.  

Just Culture – The Foundation of Trust & Transparency 
September 26, 2018
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Hospitals have been working hard to reduce preventable readmissions and hospital acquired harm while integrating high reliability and person and family engagement principles into the culture. WHA invites hospital leaders and improvement staff to attend an event featuring Outcome Engenuity CEO, David Marx.

David wrote a seminal paper in 2001 describing the concept of Just Culture, which became a focal point for efforts to reconcile notions of "no blame" and "accountability”. He has gone on to form the Just Culture Community which follows a “fix the process” theory at institutions around the country. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other hospital and patient safety leaders and collaborate on improvement opportunities for the upcoming year.  

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Build a culture of trust for caregivers
  • Acquire specific strategies for implementing and sustaining a Just Culture from hospital leaders
  • Understand how physicians use the Just Culture algorithm in peer review
  • Discover tools for achieving a Just Culture and high reliability through case studies

WHA Emergency Preparedness Conference: Cybersecurity in Health Care  
October 23, 2018
Holiday Inn at the American Center, Madison

This important, one-day conference will focus on the very real issue of cybersecurity and ways to improve your hospital or health system readiness. Expert presenters will focus on lessons learned from real world events and discuss current threats facing health care organization preparedness and security. Attendees will have the opportunity to collect strategies to enhance their emergency management programs and integrate those preparedness strategies into daily operations.

Preparing the Chargemaster for 2019  
November 30, 2018
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

This program will focus on helping you update your chargemaster for the 2019 reporting requirements and new chargemaster opportunities to keep you “in the know” for CPT and HCPCS coding revisions. As in previous years, it is anticipated every ancillary department of the facility’s chargemaster will be impacted by the new coding changes. Discussions will focus on requirements with revisions, as well as strategies for department staff education. This year’s program will be led by coding expert Glenda Schuler, back by popular demand.

WHA Contact:

Jennifer Frank

Vice President

Education and Marketing



For registration questions contact:

Kayla Chatterton

Education Coordinator